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  • Why the rush on Measure B?

    Why the rush on Measure B?
    Today's topic: Why did the city rush to put Measure B on the March 3 ballot before a full analysis of its cost and effect on rates was completed? Previously, Humphreville and Leonard debated the polarized political views on Measure B. The DWP money train...
  • Solar energy without Measure B

    Solar energy without Measure B
    Today's topic: What happens with solar energy in Los Angeles if Measure B doesn't pass? Click here to read previous exchanges in this Dust-Up. Solar, starting from scratch Point: Jack Humphreville If voters reject Measure B on March 3, the Los Angeles...
  • Families deserve more than a moratorium

    Earl Ofari Hutchinson argued in favor of the notion of a 40-hour moratorium on murder in his Blowback, "Saving lives isn’t silliness." He and other activists who promoted it seem indignant that their concept, approved by the Los Angeles County Board...
  • The Times' 2009 wish list

    The Times' 2009 wish list
    The fates were kind to The Times in 2008. OK, not the financial fates, what with our parent company's bankruptcy filing and all. But five of the 31 wishes we made last year at this time came true; that may not seem like an impressive record, but in the...
  • No on Measure A

    No on Measure A
    Los Angeles was once a great place to grow up, and it wasn't just because of the sunshine and the beach. Kids here enjoyed a great public school system, true, but it was more than that. They had an infrastructure of first-rate libraries, organized after-...
  • L.A. County sheriff's officials acknowledge that genetic evidence in 5,635 rape cases may be untested

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, under pressure from county supervisors and watchdog groups to account for its handling of DNA evidence from sexual assault cases, acknowledged Wednesday it did not know whether genetic evidence from more than...
  • 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...