| Mar 17, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Los Angeles is dotted with neighborhoods of vintage Spanish-style bungalows and modest Craftsman houses. But for the last decade, many of those homes have been razed and replaced with what their owners consider spacious contemporary homes and their...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 5:00 AM
L.A.'s Tom LaBonge is a big-city councilman with a small-town style.
His office bought its own city truck to pick up abandoned sofas and trash across the 4th District. During a downpour, the Los Angeles Downtown News reported that he personally...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 11:19 PM
The Los Angeles City Council delayed voting Tuesday on a proposed change to the city code that would ease the limit on the number of cats residents can own.
Under the current law, residents are barred from owning more than three cats without a kennel...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 3:54 PM
The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to oppose the selection of a new operator to run the Greek Theatre and asked a city commission to consider completely restarting the process, arguing that community concerns needed to be given more weight....
| Jan 31, 2015
| 6:50 PM
Anger over how Los Angeles is permitting development — from vast shopping centers to the McMansion next door — is all but constant on the campaign trail as more than a dozen candidates compete to represent the 4th City Council District, a grab...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:17 PM
Los Angeles leaders planned to spend $27 million on sidewalk repairs this budget year -- much more than the year before. But so far, more than halfway through the fiscal year, the city has yet to spend any of it.
"I'm kind of astonished to learn that we...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:01 AM
First, it was something I wrote. Then, it was something I read.
In a recent "Patt Morrison Asks" column, I spoke with George L. Kelling, the co-father of the “broken windows” community policing tactic, the idea that a small problem of...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Worried about how new shops, bars and apartments might affect Los Angeles neighborhoods, community groups and city officials have tried to tie strings to local development.
They have demanded parking spots to ease the crunch on crowded streets, sought...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Outraged chants erupted at the Los Angeles City Council last month after dozens of people who had come to the meeting discovered they wouldn't get a chance to speak.
They filled out cards asking to address the council on Item No. 21 — a proposed...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Under the glitzy chandeliers of the Beverly Hills Hilton, hundreds of civic leaders and union members sipped wine, mugged for photos with television stars and chanted "Sí, se puede!" with a beaming row of hotel workers.
It was another triumphant night...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Three days before Los Angeles lawmakers voted on a proposal to ban genetically modified crops, the world's largest biotechnology trade group hired three top City Hall lobbyists to stop it.
The matter had sailed through a meeting weeks before with only...