| 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.
| Oct 8, 2014
| 8:19 PM
Los Angeles officials pushed forward Wednesday with two programs that target one of the city's most ubiquitous problems: finding a place to park.
During a downtown committee meeting, City Council members asked transportation officials to test a...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 4:01 PM
For much of the past decade, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks has been a force at City Hall. He helped topple a mayor, played a key role in steering the city through the Great Recession and served as a counterweight to the political pull of...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Big hotels in Los Angeles will soon be required to pay at least $15.37 an hour to their workers — one of the highest minimum-wage requirements in the country.
The City Council voted 12 to 3 on Wednesday to impose the higher wage on large hotels,...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Big hotels in Los Angeles will soon be required to pay at least $15.37 an hour to their workers – one of the highest minimum wage requirements in the country.
The City Council voted 12 to 3 on Wednesday to impose the wage requirements on large...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Once saluted as America's suburb, the San Fernando Valley has fallen on difficult times.
Nestle USA announced last month that it would close the Chatsworth plant where Hot Pockets frozen sandwiches have been made since 1988, eliminating 360 jobs as it...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday he and other elected officials are exploring the possibility of a ballot measure that would eliminate the city’s tax on business receipts and replace it with a different tax on companies.
| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday he and other elected officials were exploring the possibility of a ballot measure that would eliminate the city's tax on business receipts and replace it with a different tax on companies.
| Sep 9, 2014
| 9:49 AM
If you’re renting out rooms through Airbnb.com or similar websites in Los Angeles, you could soon get an online warning urging you to collect and pay city taxes aimed at hotels.
City officials were told Monday to start sending such warnings to...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Dozens of tickets to the Made in America festival were distributed to Los Angeles City Council offices last week by representatives of Mayor Eric Garcetti, provided free by concert promoter Live Nation.
Tickets were given to 12 of the 15 council...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:19 AM
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday finalized a $26-million legal settlement to end a lawsuit over a ban on lunchtime naps by trash-truck drivers.
The expenditure, approved on a 9-2 vote, resolves a class-action lawsuit involving nearly 1,100...