| Feb 4, 2015
| 12:47 PM
Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro) is weighing a run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, among the most powerful local elected jobs in the nation on a body where her father held a seat for four decades.
“In recent months, Rep. Hahn has...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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.
| 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...