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  • Sterling furor presents test of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's leadership

    Sterling furor presents test of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's leadership
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti stepped into the national media glare at a galvanizing moment for the city: Donald Sterling's remarks about blacks had just earned him a lifetime NBA banishment, just as his Los Angeles Clippers were competing in the...
  • Arundel $1.35 billion budget proposal includes property tax reduction, additional police

    Arundel $1.35 billion budget proposal includes property tax reduction, additional police
    When Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman unveiled her proposed $1.35 billion county budget on Thursday, she described it as a package that reduced the county's property tax rate "without cutting essential services or depleting our savings." But in...
  • City of Carson changes mind on new oil drilling ban

    City of Carson changes mind on new oil drilling ban
    Just weeks after the city of Carson grabbed headlines by placing a moratorium on all new oil drilling, City Council members will allow the temporary ban to die, reopening the door to a massive drilling project in the city. The moratorium, which will...
  • Don't ban Palcohol, tax it [Commentary]

    Don't ban Palcohol, tax it [Commentary]
    In recent weeks, the web has been buzzing with excitement over Palcohol, the powdered alcohol that can turn water into vodka, rum or any one of four specialty cocktails. While it remains unclear when — or if — the product will hit stores,...
  • Wall Street rating service dings plan for DWP from LA 2020 panel

    Wall Street rating service dings plan for DWP from LA 2020 panel
    A credit rating service gave an unfavorable review this week to a recently released proposal for reworking oversight of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Moody’s Investors Service said the Los Angeles 2020 Commission’s...
  • Mayors of L.A., Anaheim make wager on Kings-Ducks playoff showdown

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti now has an excuse to spend the next two weeks watching hockey. Garcetti and Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait placed a bet on the upcoming National Hockey League Western Conference playoff series between the Los Angeles Kings and...
  • Political Landscape: Assembly veterans committee supports O.C. cemetery

    A bill that would allow the establishment of a state veterans cemetery in Orange County earned unanimous support in the Assembly's Veterans Affairs Committee, the bill's author, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), announced. The bill is...
  • New York taking a larger bite out of Hollywood productions

    When director Marc Webb spoke to the big crowd at the premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" here, he didn't open by saluting the cast or welcoming the colorfully dressed fans at the Ziegfeld Theatre. Instead, he gave thanks — to New York. "We...
  • City financial disclosure forms now posted online

    City financial disclosure forms now posted online
    For the first time, financial disclosure forms for nearly 1,900 Baltimore government officials will be online for public inspection, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Monday. Individuals will be able to search online for loans, family income...
  • Hall of Fame selectors await final nominations

    Hall of Fame selectors await final nominations
    Nominations have dried up for my Hall of Fame of the area's most colorful characters and Mount Rushmores for the greatest Hall of Famers ever and the greatest men and women from the Lehigh Valley. In fact, the only Hall of Fame mail I've received in the...
  • Proposed L.A. County budget shifts money to jails, foster care reform

    Proposed L.A. County budget shifts money to jails, foster care reform
    Los Angeles County officials proposed a budget Monday that would pump money into reforming major problem areas, including the jails and foster care system, while expanding county medical staffs to manage the transition to federal healthcare reform. As...