| Feb 4, 2015
| 9:43 AM
At a breakfast-hour Council District 4 candidate debate last week, I jokingly asked one of the prospective council members whether this was the 26th or 27th forum. This is every morning, the candidate replied, with some exasperation. "Every. Morning."...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 4:50 PM
Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina said Tuesday she would give up part of her salary if elected to a seat on the City Council, part of a larger critique of her opponent's handling of financial issues.
In a mailer sent by her campaign and...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 9:39 PM
A billboard company challenging Los Angeles' restrictions on digital signs has disclosed plans to donate tens of thousands of dollars in advertising to help Councilman Jose Huizar and five other candidates, all but one of them incumbents, in the March 3...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:56 PM
Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina announced this week that she has pulled in three big-name endorsements in her race for Los Angeles City Council: U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilman Gil Cedillo....
| Jan 15, 2015
| 10:57 PM
Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina said Thursday she has landed three high-profile endorsements in her race for Los Angeles City Council: U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilman Gil Cedillo.
| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Angelenos phone the city to complain about illegal construction, trash piling up next door or other building nuisances, some parts of town have gotten a faster reaction from building inspectors than have others, a Times analysis of city data shows....
| Dec 2, 2014
| 9:38 PM
A committee of Los Angeles lawmakers took a step Tuesday toward legalizing street vending, vetting a basic framework for how sellers who ply their trade on sidewalks or in parks could get city permits.
But the plan is far from a done deal, as fierce...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Two Los Angeles lawmakers are pushing to end a controversial city practice of issuing tax registration certificates to medical marijuana shops without determining if they are allowed to operate under a voter-approved crackdown on the businesses....
| Nov 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Last year's race to fill the seat of departing Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cardenas was a grab-the-popcorn kind of show: two established public officials — and onetime allies — dueling to represent some of the most impoverished parts of...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As departing Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina was being honored last week for her 23 years in the office, she paused to reminisce about her rocky beginning.
"Everything seemed like a battle in those early years," she told gathered family,...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Can changing when Los Angeles votes reverse a long-term decline in turnout?
Los Angeles lawmakers Friday are set to consider letting voters decide whether city elections should be moved to even-numbered years.
The City Council has asked its lawyers to...