| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...