| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Amid an outcry from worried residents and environmental activists, Los Angeles is poised to ban hydraulic fracturing, acidizing and other technologies used to increase production from oil and gas wells.
The City Council voted unanimously Friday to start...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:25 PM
A Los Angeles City Council committee took a first step Tuesday toward banning hydraulic fracturing and other disputed practices tied to oil extraction, winning cheers and applause from a packed auditorium.
"Fracking and other unconventional drilling...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Two men who were repeatedly kicked out of Los Angeles City Council meetings for violating public comment rules won part of a free-speech lawsuit against the city last year. But a jury recently awarded them only a few dollars for their trouble.
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:53 PM
The Los Angeles City Council confirmed Marcie Edwards as the new general manager of the Department of Water and Power on Friday, tapping the Anaheim city manager to take the helm of the municipal utility as it grapples with multiple controversies....
| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:27 PM
When Max Wong first "outed" herself to her neighbors, she wondered when the police would be knocking on her door. Until then, she had kept her passion a secret.
But Wong said most of her Mount Washington neighbors were simply puzzled. Beekeeping?...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 6:25 PM
More than a week after Rep. Henry A. Waxman touched off a political earthquake with his retirement announcement, aftershocks are rippling across his Westside-South Bay district.
State Sen. Ted Lieu of Torrance and former L.A. Controller Wendy Greuel,...
| 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 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...
| 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 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...
| 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,...