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  • L.A. councilman floating compromise plan on minimum wage hikes

    L.A. councilman floating compromise plan on minimum wage hikes
    A Los Angeles City Council member is floating a compromise plan on boosting the minimum wage, one that would increase hourly pay to $15.25 more gradually than other proposals being studied at City Hall. Local lawmakers are expected to vote in coming...
  • Will traffic NIMBYs ruin Waze?

    Will traffic NIMBYs ruin Waze?
    Twenty-five years ago, before GPS and smartphones, Richard Schwadel and I co-wrote a book called "L.A. Shortcuts: The Guidebook for Drivers Who Hate to Wait," born out of a bet as to the fastest route to LAX. You could say we were the original Wazers....
  • L.A. councilman looks to leftover bath, laundry water for conservation

    L.A. councilman looks to leftover bath, laundry water for conservation
    City Councilman Paul Krekorian doesn't want the leftover water from daily showers, dish washing and laundry to go to waste. As this historic drought drags into its fourth year and public officials practically beg Californians to reduce water usage,...
  • Longtime members Dave Kemp, Ted Bunch bid school board adieu

    Longtime members Dave Kemp, Ted Bunch bid school board adieu
    The end of an era is about to descend on Burbank, when on April 16, Dave Kemp and Ted Bunch will end their 12-year runs on the school board. In 2003, both men were elected to the school board, choosing to run only after they were asked — Kemp by...
  • L.A. councilman's fundraising may be legal, but is it ethical?

    L.A. councilman's fundraising may be legal, but is it ethical?
    Over the last several years, Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian has collected thousands of dollars from lobbyists, who are barred from contributing to city officeholders. He's received tens of thousands more from employee unions and companies with...
  • L.A. agrees to spend $1.3 billion to fix sidewalks in ADA case

    L.A. agrees to spend $1.3 billion to fix sidewalks in ADA case
    Los Angeles is pledging to spend more than $1.3 billion over the next three decades to fix its massive backlog of broken sidewalks and make other improvements to help those with disabilities navigate the city as part of a tentative deal being described as...
  • Should L.A. nonprofits get more time to hike minimum wages?

    Should L.A. nonprofits get more time to hike minimum wages?
    As Los Angeles launches a series of hearings on boosting the minimum wage, several lawmakers are pushing to let some small businesses and nonprofits increase pay more gradually. City leaders are weighing whether to increase the minimum wage to $13.25 by...
  • L.A. election's biggest winner? City Council President Herb Wesson

    L.A. election's biggest winner? City Council President Herb Wesson
    In a Los Angeles election with an assortment of winners, no one at City Hall had a more triumphant Tuesday night than Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson. Voters reelected Wesson in a landslide, giving the former assembly speaker a third...
  • L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson comes out on top

    L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson comes out on top
    In a Los Angeles election with an assortment of winners, no one at City Hall had a more triumphant Tuesday night than City Council President Herb Wesson. Voters reelected Wesson in a landslide, giving the former state Assembly speaker a third and...
  • Tight race for LaBonge City Council seat looks headed for runoff

    Tight race for LaBonge City Council seat looks headed for runoff
    The only mystery remaining late Tuesday in Los Angeles' City Council election was which two of several tightly bunched contenders would land in the May 19 runoff to succeed termed-out Councilman Tom LaBonge. Narrowly leading the 14-candidate field was...
  • 1 City Council race headed to May runoff; charter amendments appear to pass

    1 City Council race headed to May runoff; charter amendments appear to pass
    Just one Los Angeles City Council race was headed to a runoff, with incumbents cruising to easy victories in five other contests around the city. Based on Tuesday’s election results, the May 19 runoff to replace termed-out Councilman Tom LaBonge...