| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:16 PM
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday cleared the way for Mayor Eric Garcetti to overhaul the five-member panel that oversees the city's electricity and water utility.
On a 15-0 vote, the council confirmed four new commissioners at the Department of...
| May 7, 2013
| 7:50 PM
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to provide $1.6 million to reverse a controversial new staffing plan at the Fire Department, handing a victory to the employee union that had branded it as unsafe.
Over the weekend, the department began...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Following the discovery of nearly $43 million that accumulated unnoticed for 17 years in a Transportation Department account, Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian called Tuesday for more transparency for other so-called special funds that he said...
| May 18, 2013
| 7:43 PM
In the costliest and most vicious City Council race of the Los Angeles election season, the battle for Hollywood has shattered beliefs about Armenian solidarity, with Paul Krekorian's role seen as causing deep rifts in the community.
Little Armenia in...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 1:05 PM
In a step to help attract more television production, the Los Angeles City Council approved a measure to waive fees for producers who shoot television pilots in the city.
The council Tuesday unanimously supported the resolution, which has been backed by...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:51 PM
A sharply divided Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday failed to muster the votes needed to file an appeal challenging California’s rules for ride-sharing services, capping months of debate about the city’s role in regulating the new taxi...
| May 31, 2013
| 6:08 PM
The meeting started late and it started badly, with a 10-minute argument about approving the minutes of the last meeting. Then it headed downhill.
Issues that were raised were sent to committees for further study, though no one was quite sure which...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:29 PM
The San Fernando Valley Council of Governments voted Thursday to name Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian its new chair and Burbank City Councilman Jess Talamantes as vice chair.
The board is a cooperative effort among Glendale, Burbank, Los...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:25 PM
As the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments celebrated its third anniversary last week, one thing was perfectly clear: It was set up to fail by Los Angeles city and county officials and succeeding spectacularly at doing so.
Utterly nothing was...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:16 PM
For Art Ginsburg, it started and ended with deli.
The founder of Art's Deli and Restaurant in Studio City worked his way through junior college building triple-decker sandwiches at a cousin's deli.
When he and his wife, Sandy, had a deli of their own,...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Top Los Angeles officials including Mayor Eric Garcetti are calling for an investigation into the Department of Water and Power's unlimited sick-pay policy.
The policy, which was first reported by The Times on Friday, allows employees at the utility...