| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:16 PM
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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:44 PM
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...
| May 9, 2014
| 10:40 PM
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,...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 1:51 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:43 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:05 PM
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...
| May 3, 2014
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 12:29 PM
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...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:09 PM
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:03 AM
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...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...