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Laura Chick

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  • L.A. announces plan to reduce backlog of unexamined DNA evidence from violent crimes

    Top city officials Tuesday unveiled a plan to help the Los Angeles Police Department's crime lab reduce its massive backlog of unexamined DNA evidence from violent crimes, but they acknowledged that the funding for the proposal was less than certain....
  • L.A.'s fleet flounders in the Rose Parade

    Not to rain on anyone's parade, but it was hard not to notice last week that the city of Los Angeles really, really needs some help when it comes to its floats for the annual Rose Parade. This year's edition was a tribute to the Port of Los Angeles. That...
  • Main rivals for L.A. city controller have contrasting styles

    Main rivals for L.A. city controller have contrasting styles
    Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel and electrical engineer Nick Patsaouras look similar on paper: They live in the San Fernando Valley, take a deep interest in public transit and run in the same circle of political climbers. Yet temperamentally,...
  • L.A. council colleagues unhappy over Weiss campaign mailer

    A new campaign mailer from City Councilman Jack Weiss, a city attorney candidate, sparked unusually heated criticism from several of his council colleagues Tuesday with the election just three weeks away. The brochure sent to voters early this month...
  • Candidate Paul Koretz: 5th District, L.A. City Council

    With the March 3 primary election drawing near, The Times asked all candidates for the 5th District Los Angeles City Council seat to respond to questions about key issues facing the nation's second-largest city. Here are the responses from candidate...
  • Candidate Robyn Ritter Simon: 5th District, L.A. City Council

    With the March 3 primary election drawing near, The Times asked all candidates for the 5th District Los Angeles City Council seat to respond to questions about key issues facing the nation's second-largest city. Here are the responses from candidate Robyn...
  • Did Villaraigosa's margin of victory hurt gubernatorial ambitions?

    Did Villaraigosa's margin of victory hurt gubernatorial ambitions?
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa handily won his reelection bid. Whether he secured the type of bounce needed to catapult him into a 2010 race for governor is another matter entirely. With nine little-known challengers running against him,...
  • L.A.'s settlement process needs reform, audit finds

    Los Angeles' approach to potential lawsuits is "reactionary and knee-jerk," often wasting taxpayer money in costly settlements and court judgments that could have been avoided, City Controller Laura Chick said Monday. Chick said the city paid $35 million...
  • L.A. to pay black firefighter $1.5-million settlement

    Averting a trial that could have revealed embarrassing details about hazing within the Los Angeles Fire Department, the City Council voted Friday to pay nearly $1.5 million to a black firefighter who was served a meal laced with dog food by his...
  • Chick spoke to U.S. agents in Delgadillo probe

    Chick spoke to U.S. agents in Delgadillo probe
    Los Angeles City Conptroller Laura Chick today said she has been interviewed by the FBI and federal prosecutors regarding an investigation of City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo. Chick said she was interviewed two weeks ago about her attempt to conduct a...
  • Gang interventionists distribute food, prayer -- and a sense of change

    Gang interventionists distribute food, prayer -- and a sense of change
    Alfred Lomas stood at the front of a bus. "This," he bellowed, "is not a bus!" The driver pulled out of the Dream Center, a church ministry where Lomas directs a mobile food bank. Lomas stared into the anxious faces of congregants and do-gooders, his...