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  • L.A. council orders up ballot measure to shift election dates

    L.A. council orders up ballot measure to shift election dates
    Los Angeles City Council members moved Wednesday to prepare a ballot measure asking voters to change the city's election date, saying it will boost lagging turnout. On a 12 to 1 vote, the council instructed City Atty. Mike Feuer to prepare a measure for...
  • L.A. officials urge feds to do more to help immigrant children

    L.A. officials urge feds to do more to help immigrant children
    Several Los Angeles City Council members are calling on federal lawmakers to do more to help the thousands of immigrant children who have crossed the Mexican border alone in recent months. L.A. officials plan to introduce a council motion Friday...
  • Federal funding cut could close seven Los Angeles day labor centers

    Seven Los Angeles day labor centers could be forced to close this summer because of a reduction in federal funding. The centers, which connect a workforce composed largely of immigrants who are in the country illegally with temporary construction,...
  • Biden backs Garcetti plan to boost minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017

    Biden backs Garcetti plan to boost minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017
    Vice President Joe Biden joined Los Angeles politicians Tuesday to throw his support behind Mayor Eric Garcetti's plan to raise the minimum wage. "No one in America should be working 40 hours a week and living below the poverty level -- no one," Biden...
  • L.A. may soon crack down on unlicensed park vendors

    L.A. may soon crack down on unlicensed park vendors
    Los Angeles leaders could soon impose tight restrictions on vending in city parks and beaches, reviving a highly controversial issue that divides police, community residents and immigration advocates. People hawking ice cream, holding yoga classes or...
  • L.A. lawmakers press for cleanup of city's trash-strewn alleys

    L.A. lawmakers press for cleanup of city's trash-strewn alleys
    When she was a child in South Los Angeles, 77-year-old Meredith Watts remembers she could play in the alleys. Now the dusty lane behind her 51st Street home is a perpetual nuisance, clogged with castaway armchairs, the husks of dead televisions, cans...
  • 'Water & Power' stakes out its turf

     'Water & Power' stakes out its turf
    The stated goal for the gritty, neo-noir drama "Water & Power" isn't simply to take a deep narrative dive into what one character in the new movie terms the "contrails of corruption" in modern Los Angeles. According to its writer-director Richard...
  • 'Renters' Day' declared by L.A. councilman, activists amid 'crisis'

    'Renters' Day' declared by L.A. councilman, activists amid 'crisis'
    In a symbolic move meant to spotlight the steep rents and shabby conditions facing renters across the city, housing activists and a city councilman declared Wednesday to be "Renters' Day" in Los Angeles. "We are at a moment of crisis," said Councilman...
  • Hope dims for historic bridge

    Hope dims for historic bridge
    A public battle has erupted over the fate of an aging bridge spanning the Los Angeles River, with less than a week remaining before the city is expected to start demolition. Neighborhood activists and architects had envisioned turning the old...
  • Halted Figueroa bike lane project riles cycling activists

    Halted Figueroa bike lane project riles cycling activists
    More than 200 miles of Los Angeles streets have been remade in the last five years, with city officials adding bike lanes where the car alone had long been king. In many cases, making room for cyclists has meant reducing the space for motorists, causing...
  • Gil Cedillo's bait-and-switch with L.A. cyclists

    To the editor: Officials estimate that 47 seconds would be added to the morning commute along Figueroa Street if a "road diet" that includes bike lanes is implemented. ("Halted Figueroa bike lane project riles cycling activists," July 17) The only way...