| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:30 PM
As Los Angeles increases spending to begin addressing a massive backlog of sidewalk repairs, a city councilman is proposing new measures to decide which sidewalks to target first and help homeowners fix broken walkways.
Councilman Paul Krekorian said...
| 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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Homeowner groups from areas spanning the Santa Monica Mountains are accusing the Los Angeles City Council of undercutting hillside building restrictions by allowing a Bel-Air home to exceed height limits by nearly 40%.
"Little by little, they are...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:55 PM
An independent hearing officer Monday dealt a major setback to Los Angeles' effort to rein in public employee pension costs, concluding that elected officials violated labor law when they voted to roll back retirement benefits for new civilian workers...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Last year, Los Angeles voters sought to clamp down on medical marijuana shops, approving a host of restrictions that were expected to forcefully winnow down the number of such businesses.
Yet as the city tried to shutter hundreds of pot shops, one arm...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 8:46 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, known for his disciplined campaign style and careful approach to governing, celebrated the Kings' Stanley Cup victory Monday by letting an obscenity fly on live television.
But Garcetti, unlike many politicians heard...
| 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...