| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:31 PM
With the next Los Angeles municipal election more than a year away, more than a dozen people have already stepped forward to compete for seats held by two of City Hall's most prominent political veterans: Councilmen Bernard C. Parks and Tom LaBonge....
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:47 AM
Labor leaders hope a proposal that would dramatically raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles for workers at large hotels to roughly $15 an hour will be a step toward pay hikes for other industries.
Members of the City Council expected to propose that...
| 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...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:41 PM
Los Angeles City Council members responded Friday to a lacerating report on the city's economic health, calling it a much needed assessment while arguing that it failed to fully acknowledge the progress made so far in carving away a staggering budget...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:27 PM
One of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's picks to serve on an influential Westside planning commission has quietly dropped her bid for the post after an outcry from neighborhood activists.
Jaime Lee, chief executive of Los Angeles-based Jamison Realty,...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Calling it a potential health risk and a gateway to tobacco, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to regulate the sales of e-cigarettes and other "vaping" devices.
The new law regulates electronic smoking devices as a tobacco...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Over the decades, the city of Los Angeles has named more than 1,000 noteworthy spots as architectural and historic landmarks: the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, the Theme Building at LAX, the entry gates of Chinatown.
And now it has Der Wienerschnitzel....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Here’s something to celebrate for New Year’s Day 2013: The city of L.A. is finally banning plastic bags.
Goodbye, and high time too, to those wispy, blow-away plastic bags that wind up in all the wrong places, from treetops to sea turtles&...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:53 PM
West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran said Friday that he has filed paperwork to run for termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's seat and expects to make a formal announcement later this year.
"I am calling supporters now to get...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:43 PM
West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran said Friday that he has filed paperwork to run for termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s seat and expects to make a formal announcement later this year.
“I am calling...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Two months ago, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission called for new and stringent limits on gifts to the city's politicians, saying such niceties can undermine the public's confidence in government when they come from people doing business at City Hall....