| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti's appearance last fall at an auditorium across the street from Los Angeles City Hall drew scant attention. It was a gathering of watershed protection specialists, and he'd come with an ardent appeal: Join him the following week at a...
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:37 PM
The rollout of an audit of the Los Angeles agency responsible for fixing city streets has given Angelenos an "unfair" impression of its work, the president of the Board of Public Works argues.
“They think that the bureau is mismanaging money,&...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 11:03 PM
A labor relations panel moved Monday to strike down a 2-year-old law that rolled back retirement benefits for newly hired Los Angeles city employees, handing a defeat to the politicians who are trying to rein in growing employee pension costs.
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Turning a lingering and expensive civic embarrassment into a new asset for science education, a never-used, $21.8-million building paid for by the city to give the San Fernando Valley its first major museum finally will open Nov. 13 at Hansen Dam...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Show biz's impact on politics usually ends at the surface: The red carpet is rolled out each year for the White House Correspondents Assn. dinner, a celebrity draws publicity to a vague cause by testifying before a congressional panel, or a documentary...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:40 PM
At least 13,000 Los Angeles city employees received a 5.5% raise Wednesday, the final piece of a salary agreement that became a major financial burden during the recent economic downturn.
The pay hike means a majority of workers with the Coalition of L....
| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver has filed papers that allow him to begin raising money to run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, according to the county clerk’s office.
The nephew of late President John F. Kennedy has not...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Former City Controller Wendy Greuel said Thursday that she has decided not to run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, dynamically shifting the race to replace termed-out Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.
“I just decided it’s not the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:02 PM
The race to replace termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky refocused Thursday, with former City Controller Wendy Greuel deciding against a run and news emerging that former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver had filed papers to fundraise...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Los Angeles could soon take the national lead in dramatically raising the minimum wage — with members of the City Council expected to propose that large hotels be required to pay roughly $15 an hour to their workers.
That rate would more than...