| 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 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...
| 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 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...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Nineteen Democratic members of Congress from California have signed a letter asking the Obama administration to rescind its rejection of a design for a driver’s license to be issued to up 1.5 million people in the country illegally.
| May 21, 2014
| 4:35 PM
In Congress, seniority still matters.
Although lawmakers can no longer earmark funds for home-state projects, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) has written into a massive water bill a measure that promises to bring more money to the ports of Los Angeles and...
| May 31, 2014
| 8:00 AM
In the heart of Watts, where violence in nearby housing projects can spill over onto campuses, two of the city's toughest middle schools have long dealt with fights, drugs and even weapons.
Administrators typically have handled these problems by...
| 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...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Citing a recent study that said L.A.'s roads are the worst in the country, Rep. Janice Hahn on Tuesday called for Congress to find other ways to fully fund the nation's deteriorating network of roadways.
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana has the...
| 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...