| May 29, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Candidate John Duran added another high-profile endorsement to his run for Zev Yaroslavsky's open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, winning praise from Supervisor Gloria Molina as a local Latino politician "who represents a younger...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Millions of dollars budgeted to fix Los Angeles sidewalks this year -- but not spent -- would be reallocated to increase repairs next year under a plan vetted Monday by a City Council committee.
Earlier this year, city officials disclosed that despite a...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Frustrated by tagging in his San Fernando Valley district, a Los Angeles city councilman called this week for new measures to crack down on graffiti vandals, especially when murals are defaced.
Councilman Paul Krekorian introduced a motion Friday...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Three members of the Los Angeles City Council called Tuesday for state lawmakers to back tighter state regulation of ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber, arguing that existing rules leave passengers using the firms' smartphone apps vulnerable and...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Los Angeles lawmakers took a crucial step Tuesday toward ramping up the minimum wage for thousands of hotel workers, asking staff to draft an ordinance that would increase their pay to at least $15.37 an hour.
City leaders have been considering the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:54 PM
Three members of the Los Angeles City Council called Tuesday for state lawmakers to back tighter state regulation of ride-sharing companies, such as Lyft and Uber, arguing that existing rules leave passengers using the firms' smartphone apps vulnerable...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to plug a financing gap that threatened community programs once paid for with federal dollars, devoting more than $1.9 million in reserves to help sustain programs that include neighborhood...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:42 PM
When Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his first budget this week, he proudly announced that he was doubling funding to fix broken sidewalks from $10 million to $20 million.
There's just one problem: None of the money that was budgeted for this year has been...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:36 PM
After several years during which they provided no money for sidewalk repairs, the City Council and then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa last year set aside $10 million to begin addressing the backlog of busted sidewalks in Los Angeles, especially those that...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:25 PM
A band of homeowners associations have lined up in opposition to allowing a Bel-Air home to exceed city height rules, arguing that hillside development restrictions are being eroded by granting exceptions to some landowners.
“Little by little,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:29 PM
L.A. officials wanted to make absolutely sure the city's trash truck drivers would not get caught sleeping in their trucks — a sight sure to enrage taxpayers or possibly attract a TV news camera.
So they laid down a set of break time rules...