| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Real estate agent Judy Oroshnik was doing a favor for a client when she offered to call the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's customer service line to resolve a problem.
Forty minutes later, her goodwill was gone.
That's how long it took for...
| 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...
| 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 16, 2014
Re "L.A. trash truck policy costly," Feb. 13
Who's to blame for the impending $26-million payout to city truck drivers? Only the L.A. City Council — not the court, not the lawyers and certainly not the drivers.
When the city imposed the lunch...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The Los Angeles City Council approved an $8.1-billion budget Wednesday, offering modest service increases while taking the first step toward carrying out Mayor Eric Garcetti’s four-year plan for cutting business taxes.
Council members voted to...