| Jun 30, 2015
| 9:10 PM
The battle over a city proposal to require Los Angeles residents to lock up or disable their handguns at home took an unusual turn Tuesday, as a city councilman sought to force the proposed law out of a committee weighing whether to exempt some...
| Jun 28, 2015
| 4:55 PM
Los Angeles lawmakers have been mulling new rules that would require residents to lock up their handguns or disable them with a trigger lock when they are not being used.
But the plan, championed by Councilman Paul Krekorian as a way to spare children...
| Jun 27, 2015
| 10:00 AM
Los Angeles' crumbling sidewalks long have symbolized the challenges facing pedestrians in this car-dominated city.
After years of hearing complaints about sidewalks made impassable by cracks, buckles and bulging tree roots, officials recently announced...
| Jun 23, 2015
| 7:11 AM
Two and a half years ago, downtown Los Angeles residents overwhelmingly approved a new property tax to build a streetcar line through the heart of their reemerging neighborhood. Officials said the local rail loop would attract business and new development...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Yet another wrinkle has emerged as Los Angeles lawmakers seek to boost the minimum wage: how businesses will pay employees who split their time inside and outside the city limits.
The new rules, slated to be approved by the City Council on Wednesday,...
| May 21, 2015
| 8:27 PM
Los Angeles lawmakers unanimously voted Thursday for a nearly $8.6-billion budget plan that would boost funding for the Fire Department, tree trimming and street and alley cleanup while stashing more money in reserves.
At a Thursday hearing, Councilman...
| May 19, 2015
| 8:12 PM
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday backed a plan to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, joining a trend sweeping cities across the country as elected leaders seek to boost stagnating pay for workers on the lowest rungs of the socio-...
| May 15, 2015
| 8:15 PM
Los Angeles City Council members said Friday that they are stripping from landmark legislation to raise the minimum wage a controversial provision that could have forced businesses to give employees 12 paid days off each year.
Some business groups,...
| May 17, 2015
| 5:00 AM
It's official. The Los Angeles City Council is incapable of operating in an open and transparent manner. Last week, even as members of the council's Economic Development Committee were praising themselves for commissioning studies, holding hearings and...
| May 13, 2015
| 5:00 AM
It's been eight months since Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed setting Los Angeles' first-ever citywide minimum wage, and the debate is no longer about whether to raise the base pay but rather how high it should go and how fast it should get there. City...
| May 11, 2015
| 7:03 AM
Atwater Village businessman Luis Lopez used to be a big fan of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Lopez, who owns an auto repair shop on Fletcher Drive, gave $100 to Garcetti's 2013 campaign for mayor. He spread the word about Garcetti's candidacy on...