| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:26 PM
After being grilled about controversial past statements on immigration and climate change, former mayoral candidate Kevin James was confirmed as a new appointee to the Los Angeles Board of Public Works by the City Council.
The council voted 11-0 on...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:22 PM
Three weeks after being sworn in as a new representative for South Los Angeles, Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price announced his support for a new liquor permit at a market in the north end of his district.
Two weeks later, Price backed alcohol...
| May 21, 2013
| 10:51 PM
The latest round of election results that trickled in Tuesday night showed City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel in a dead heat in the race to be the next mayor of Los Angeles.
With 8% of precints reporting, Greuel had 50% of...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:23 AM
The Los Angeles city clerk early Wednesday morning released final vote tallies for the citywide election, leaving only mail-in ballot results standing between candidates' victory and defeat.
With 100% of precincts reporting just after 3 a.m., clear...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:43 PM
It was a hot day in Highland Park. Len and I had just returned to the campaign headquarters for Gil Cedillo, candidate for Los Angeles City Council, District 1.
Even though we live in La Caņada and despite the endorsement of Cedillo's opponent by our...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:39 PM
Getting Johnie's Coffee Shop named a historic landmark in Los Angeles was supposed to be easy as pie.
In April, the Los Angeles Conservancy nominated the Googie-style diner at the northwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and South Fairfax Avenue for the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a landmark law Thursday granting driver's licenses to people who are in the country illegally, hailing the measure as an important expansion of immigrant rights and one that should serve as an example to other states.
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:51 PM
The Los Angeles City Council took action Wednesday to ban bullhooks used by elephant trainers in traveling circuses, becoming the first U.S. metropolis to outlaw a tool that critics say inflicts pain.
Voting unanimously, the council asked the city...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:51 PM
A sharply divided Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday failed to muster the votes needed to file an appeal challenging California’s rules for ride-sharing services, capping months of debate about the city’s role in regulating the new taxi...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Jose Fernandez looked out his apartment window near MacArthur Park and admitted, in defeat, that he's grown accustomed to the view:
Torn couches, dingy mattresses, broken dressers, dusty headboards.
The procession of rejected furniture piles high...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:15 PM
WASHINGTON — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, on his first trip to the nation’s capital as the city’s chief executive, isn’t letting Washington’s preoccupation with budget deficits get in the way of his push for federal...