| Oct 21, 2013
Last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled the first specifics of his plan to modernize the city's sprawling bureaucracy, posting on his website some of the metrics by which he intends to hold city departments accountable for delivering services....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:04 PM
MEXICO CITY — It may soon cost more to get fat in Mexico.
New taxes on high-calorie junk food and sugary drinks were approved by Mexico’s lower house of Congress in a marathon 18-hour session that ended Friday morning. They are part of a...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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How I Met Your Mother Ted (Josh...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:13 PM
HERNDON, Va. – Democrats took the governor’s office in Virginia late Tuesday, as longtime party insider Terry McAuliffe outpaced his socially conservative rival in an election that raged with national arguments about the federal government...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Taken a taxi recently? I had the unusual experience recently of traveling to a "sustainable city," Chattanooga, and encountering public transit with so many blind spots (despite a ground-breaking downtown electric shuttle bus) that I ended up taking taxis...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:59 PM
The Banksy-bonanza in New York City is stalled -- at least temporarily.
So far this month, the prankster British street artist has put on a colorful, frenetic treasure hunt of sorts with his monthlong “artists residency,” “Better Out...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:37 PM
"Better LA Than NYC"
Those words went up on Wednesday afternoon on a new, L.A.-dedicated website that looks like a spinoff of the Banksy website documenting the British street artist’s monthlong “residency” in New York.
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Banksy’s “Better Out Than In” is not coming to L.A. any time soon, after all.
On Wednesday, a new Banksy website went live, suggesting his monthlong “artist's residency” in New York City would be heading west. "Better LA...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:30 AM
I could not believe my eyes when I read the story about hookah lounges in The Sun ("As interest in hookah lounges ignites, Baltimore County eyes regulations," Oct. 21).
The Baltimore County Council wants to regulate a legal product, being consumed by...
| Oct 29, 2013
Re "L.A. set to raise limit on gifts to officials," Oct. 26
Supporting the City Council's call to raise by $50 the limit on gifts from those who have a financial stake in a decision at City Hall, Council President Herb Wesson says he does not believe...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
I am writing this before the election returns in New York City come in. Assuming that Democratic mayoral candidate Bill De Blasio's near-50-point lead in the polls doesn't miraculously evaporate, it looks like the next mayor will be a Red Sox fan....