| 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 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...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:38 AM
City transportation employees are expected to speak out at Wednesday's Los Angeles City Council meeting about policies they say are putting commuters at risk -- the second time in a month they have criticized how their workplace is run.
At least 100...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Damien Newton, bicyclist, bicycle advocate, founder and editor of Streetsblog LA — and owner of three bikes and one car — listens as I tick off complaints from drivers about bicyclists on the roads of Los Angeles: They blow through stop signs;...
| 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....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Wendy Greuel is still seriously pondering a run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, but hasn’t made a final decision, according to sources close to her.
But the former Los Angeles city controller and failed mayoral candidate...
| 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...
| Nov 28, 2013
One hundred and fifty years ago, with the country still torn by civil war, President Lincoln issued a proclamation calling for all Americans to observe a common day "of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens." That'...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 4:55 PM
This being a week in which we should consider what we're thankful for, I'd like to send a shout-out to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
As I was saying in my Wednesday column, you've got to love the ongoing mystery of the two DWP-...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:57 PM
Any time you're dealing with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, whether you're trying to understand your bill or figure out how the place is run, it can be a bit of an Alice in Wonderland experience.
Take Tuesday, for instance.
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Two members of the Los Angeles City Council called Friday for a halt to shutoff notices by the Department of Water and Power until problems with the utility's troubled billing system are fixed.
Council members Mitchell Englander and Nury Martinez,...