| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:56 PM
As the city of Los Angeles continues its ambitious 35-year project to build out 1,684 miles of bikeways, it is running into resistance in some neighborhoods from politicians, merchants and residents. Plans to paint bike lanes on a three-mile stretch of...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 7:38 PM
More rush-hour construction projects could be permitted on Los Angeles’ smaller side streets, under a plan being considered by City Council members.
The easing of the 7-year-old ban on rush-hour street work would affect about a third of the...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 8:16 PM
For nearly three years, two Los Angeles County water districts had been locked in an ugly feud.
The Central Basin Water District, a water wholesaler, refused to sell to its rival, the Water Replenishment District, which manages an underground storage...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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.