| Jan 26, 2015
| 4:50 PM
Los Angeles lawmakers took steps Monday toward cutting the city's business tax rate starting in 2016.
Business leaders say L.A.'s business tax rate is too high and puts local firms at a competitive disadvantage. Since taking office in 2013, L.A. Mayor...
| 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 7, 2015
| 8:54 PM
Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin called Wednesday for the planning department to come up with new and more effective ways of ensuring that real estate developers follow through on the commitments they make to City Hall in return for permission to...
| 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 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...
| 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 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 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 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 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...