| 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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Lawmakers, having cured all else that ails us, have now turned their high beams on this Dodgers TV standoff. I suspect relief is just years away.
Not that we don't applaud their efforts this week. First, they called on the Federal Communications...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:07 PM
The state's relatively new top-two primary election system has helped more than a dozen June write-in candidates earn places on the Nov. 4 ballot -- and without paying filing fees.
Under the top-two system, all the candidates for a given California...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A group of Los Angeles area congressional representatives are calling on the FCC to mediate an impasse between Time Warner Cable and other multichannel providers that has left about 70% of the region's viewers unable to get access to the cabler's...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:14 PM
Time Warner Cable says it is willing to let an arbitrator determine a fair price for SportsNet LA in the hopes of resolving its dispute with DirecTV and other pay-TV providers over distribution of the Dodger-owned channel.
"We prefer to reach agreements...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:10 PM
When President Obama officially announced Thursday that several low-income Los Angeles neighborhoods would be eligible for grants as part of his signature poverty initiative, some city officials reacted with surprise that none of the areas were in South...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 8:15 PM
In January, President Obama announced a block-by-block approach to relieving poverty in Los Angeles. Federal money, he said, would pour into a newly created Promise Zone.
The boundaries encompassed crowded immigrant communities around MacArthur Park and...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Two members of Congress sent a letter this week to the owners of a closed South Gate trade school demanding that former employees be properly compensated.
The for-profit Career Colleges of America closed suddenly in January after its accreditation and...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:55 PM
Plans for the revitalization of the Jordan Downs housing project in Watts have been thrown into disarray after Los Angeles officials learned Monday that the city will not be awarded a $30-million federal grant they had been counting on for the...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Crews worked Tuesday to fix a fingertip-sized hole in an underground pipe that allowed about 1,200 gallons of crude oil to seep onto a quiet residential street in Wilmington.
Phillips 66, which earlier in the day said it was almost positive that it...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:52 PM
A California lawmaker Thursday questioned whether the federal government is providing enough scrutiny of higher education accrediting agencies, citing the controversial decision by a private panel to revoke the accreditation of City College of San...