| Nov 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Nearly a decade ago, Los Angeles embarked on an ambitious campaign to plant more trees across the city. Now city officials find themselves struggling to maintain the urban forest along its parkways and medians.
To save money during the recession, the...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday that Los Angeles could reap thousands of jobs from its commitment to cutting energy consumption by 15% across the city.
If L.A. meets that goal -- which Garcetti and Department of Water and Power officials declared the...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Two lawmakers who want Los Angeles to bar hydraulic fracturing and other kinds of "unconventional drilling" at oil and gas wells are pushing back after city staffers cast doubt on the idea, urging them to swiftly draw up rules that would bar such...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 12:00 PM
This has been such a busy year for members of the Los Angeles City Council, you have to wonder if their coffee is spiked with Red Bull.
OK, they may have dropped the ball on a few small things, including broken streets, mansionization and slow emergency...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Facing pressure from groups both inside and outside of Los Angeles, city lawmakers moved forward Tuesday with plans to regulate the growth of genetically modified crops.
The City Council voted to ask city staff to draft an ordinance banning the sale and...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 7:24 PM
Citing environmental and health concerns, a panel of Los Angeles lawmakers Monday advanced a citywide ban on growing genetically modified crops.
With limited argicultural land in the city, the ban would be “largely symbolic,” said Councilman...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Hundreds of labor activists, farmworkers and their allies marched on Los Angeles City Hall on Wednesday demanding that a Fresno fruit grower recognize a union contract -- the latest turn in a long-standing dispute over whether the United Farm Workers...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Last year's half-baked and unsuccessful proposal to ban genetically engineered crops in Los Angeles has not improved with time. Yet here it is before the City Council again, complete with wild statements about bioengineered food, chock full of...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:19 PM
Neighborhood activists complained Tuesday that Los Angeles is moving too slowly to close regulatory loopholes that are allowing what they deem to be super-sized homes that are too big for their lots.
The criticism came as a City Council committee...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:35 PM
At a forum Tuesday night in Hollywood, nearly a dozen candidates vying to replace termed-out Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge were asked a question: Will you accept campaign contributions from developers?
Among those answering "no" was...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:38 PM
Amy Aquino has lived in one of the bungalows lining a lovely block of Curson Avenue in Hollywood for 23 years, Nancy Halbert has lived in her house across the street for 39 years. Last December, Aquino heard a clatter and looked out to see a bulldozer...