| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:30 AM
A lawyer for the woman who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar said Tuesday there has been progress in settlement talks over the last week.
Michael Eisenberg, attorney for Huizar's former deputy chief of...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Los Angeles officials are developing a new strategy for taming pervasive homelessness on skid row, easing up on arrests for petty offenses while concentrating mental health, medical, housing and sanitation services in the long-troubled swath of downtown....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Citing an opening to get longtime homeless people off the streets, L.a. City Councilman Jose Huizar on Friday asked staff to draw up proposals for a full-time coordinator or "czar" to oversee homeless programs in the city.
In a motion filed Friday,...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:38 PM
Given the increasing number of sidewalks being blocked by downtown construction, Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar is asking colleagues to consider changing municipal codes to require that workers at least build covered walkways to ensure public...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Acknowledging that law enforcement alone had failed to end homelessness on skid row, officials launched a city-county initiative Tuesday to bring social services and enhanced cleanups to the 50-block downtown Los Angeles district.
"The seriousness of...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:57 PM
As crews are working to transform downtown's Grand Park into the Budweiser Made in America festival, local residents gathered at the nearby Caltrans headquarters to express confusion and frustration just days before the two-day concert was scheduled to...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Skid row is the place that dares not speak its name.
The neighborhood of 10,000 people on the eastern end of downtown Los Angeles — with the largest concentration of homeless people in the country — is generally not listed on municipal signs...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Israel Cruz drives his cluttered Mazda through the palm-lined avenues of Panorama City, a stack of maps at his side and a hurried sweat on his brow.
The 30-year-old in Ray-Bans and brown moccasins is scanning for "lost lots," small slices of city land...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Los Angeles has agreed to pay $75,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former aide to City Councilman Mitchell Englander who claimed she was repeatedly subjected to sexual comments and inappropriate jokes while working in his office, officials said Tuesday....
| May 15, 2014
| 6:53 PM
A well-known developer in downtown Los Angeles is fighting to erect a pedestrian bridge between two apartment buildings, saying it would protect future residents from a nearby homeless encampment.
Geoffrey H. Palmer, whose company is known for the...
| May 16, 2014
| 3:33 PM
When a developer wanted to build another massive apartment complex in downtown Los Angeles connected by a pedestrian bridge, the Central Area Planning Commission — urged on by a city planner — said no.
GH Palmer Associates is building a 526-...