| 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...
| Feb 26, 2013
A year and a month is hardly enough time on which to base an adequate assessment of a City Council member, but in the case of Joe Buscaino, it will have to do. Buscaino was elected in January 2012 to finish out what was left of the term of Janice Hahn,...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:59 PM
During a raucous rally of striking social workers on Friday, Los Angeles County child-welfare chief Philip Browning made a surprise appearance before the crowd and urged them to return to work.
“I support social workers, but I want you to come...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Striking social workers took to the picket lines for a second day Friday, with no progress reported in negotiations with Los Angeles County and a probable escalation of work-site actions next week by the county's largest public-employee union.
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:43 PM
WASHINGTON -- When it comes to the question of whether lawmakers should accept their pay during the federal government shutdown, California’s congressional delegation is, as usual, divided.
Some Democrats and Republicans are forgoing their...
| 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...