| 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...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Worried about surging prices charged by private companies to trim Los Angeles' trees, City Councilman Paul Krekorian wants to see if the city can cap the amount it pays per tree.
"The fact that tree-trimming contracting costs have jumped so much is...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Responsible gun owners know they can avoid accidents by taking certain precautions, including locking their weapons away or using trigger locks when their weapons aren't being used. Last week, Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian called for a new...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 9:05 PM
The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to give a 2% pay increase to the city's firefighters next summer, along with increases in taxpayer support for healthcare and dental benefits.
The unanimous vote provided one of the few bright spots for Mayor...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Nearly a decade ago, Los Angeles embarked on an ambitious campaign to plant more trees across the city. Now city officials find themselves struggling to maintain the urban forest along its parkways and medians.
To save money during the recession, the...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:38 PM
A newly proposed Los Angeles city ordinance would require residents to secure handguns when they aren’t being used, either by storing them in a locked container or disabling them with a trigger lock.
City Councilman Paul Krekorian, who proposed...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When CBS announced last summer that Stephen Colbert would stay in New York when he takes over "Late Show," it wasn't much of a surprise in Los Angeles, even though Mayor Eric Garcetti had made overtures to lure the show West. In Gotham the production is...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Sarah Boyd steered her SUV along the winding roads of Studio City, stopping at a house fronting busy Coldwater Canyon Avenue.
"Oh, this is a good spot!" Boyd said, pulling a lawn sign out of her trunk and planting it in the frontyard of a supporter, the...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 12:30 AM
With a hefty boost in the state's film and TV incentives signed and sealed, Los Angeles city council members on Tuesday took a number of steps to resolving permitting and bureaucratic issues to try to make filming in city limits a bit smoother.
| Oct 28, 2014
| 4:03 PM
A committee of Los Angeles lawmakers decided Tuesday to seek outside help in analyzing the possible effects of raising the minimum wage to $13.25 or $15.25.
Mayor Eric Garcetti has recommended gradually raising the wage to reach $13.25 in 2017, then...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Los Angeles County has funneled billions of dollars over the last two decades into new rail lines to lure commuters out of their cars and off the region's overcrowded freeways. But many would-be train riders are struggling with how to start.