| Feb 4, 2015
| 9:43 AM
At a breakfast-hour Council District 4 candidate debate last week, I jokingly asked one of the prospective council members whether this was the 26th or 27th forum. This is every morning, the candidate replied, with some exasperation. "Every. Morning."...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:17 PM
Los Angeles leaders planned to spend $27 million on sidewalk repairs this budget year -- much more than the year before. But so far, more than halfway through the fiscal year, the city has yet to spend any of it.
"I'm kind of astonished to learn that we...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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.
| 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...