| 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...
| Nov 1, 2013
An ambitious city-funded trash cleanup in an eastern swath of Los Angeles recently netted 400 tons of garbage, ranging from littered candy wrappers to couches tossed into alleys. The effort, spearheaded by Councilman Gil Cedillo in his Council District 1,...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson was easily reelected president of the city's lawmaking body for two more years, cementing his status as one of the region's most powerful elected officials.
Wesson, who has been council president for the last 18...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:11 PM
The Central Basin Municipal Water District, which has emerged as a key player in the FBI investigation into a state senator, on Thursday sued a politically connected company for allegedly overbilling it by nearly $1 million.
The lawsuit mark the...
| Jan 19, 2014
Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo wants to punish JPMorgan Chase for its various financial misdeeds, possibly by cutting off business with the banking giant. But as city leaders learned a few years ago when
Occupy L.A. pushed for a similar...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:25 PM
Los Angeles City Council members agreed Wednesday to dramatically cut the cost and speed up processing of sidewalk dining permits in the reawakening downtown core.
Under a pilot program that was unanimously approved by the council, restaurant owners will...