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  • New enforcement tool for L.A. 'quality of life' issues proposed

    Los Angeles could soon create a new system of police-issued citations for minor "quality of life" annoyances that typically would be resolved with a warning.   The pilot program, called Administrative Citation Enforcement, gives the LAPD  and the...
  • Landlords, tenants unite on amnesty plan for illegal apartments

    Landlords, tenants unite on amnesty plan for illegal apartments
    An unusual alliance of landlords and tenants wants Los Angeles to ease the way for bootlegged apartments to become legal. Each year, the city housing department discovers 600 to 700 such apartments, units created without city approval. Landlords argue...
  • L.A. weighs plan to press banks to renegotiate rate swaps

    Los Angeles could become the nation's biggest city seeking to jettison financial deals crafted on the eve of the Great Recession that union and community activists contend are draining funds from city services. The City Council will vote Wednesday on...
  • Broken Sunset Boulevard water pipe was badly worn, DWP tells council

    Broken Sunset Boulevard water pipe was badly worn, DWP tells council
    One of the two water lines that burst under Sunset Boulevard last week was so badly worn that "with a little effort, we could almost scrape the corrosion away and kind of rub a hole through the pipe," a top Los Angeles Department of Water and Power...
  • Water main break is a symptom of a sick L.A., readers say

    Water main break is a symptom of a sick L.A., readers say
    When about 20 million gallons of water deluged parts of the UCLA campus Tuesday after a water main break in Westwood, readers took it as a cue to flood The Times with letters describing how the accident is a symptom of a larger civic ill. What readers...
  • Garcetti on UCLA water main break: 'This will not be the last one'

    In the aftermath of the Sunset Boulevard rupture that focused renewed attention on the aging pipes underlying Los Angeles streets, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday that the city had already been "aggressively" focusing on infrastructure on his watch. At ...
  • Garcetti on UCLA pipeline break: 'This will not be the last one'

    Garcetti on UCLA pipeline break: 'This will not be the last one'
    In the aftermath of the Sunset Boulevard water line rupture, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday that the city had been "aggressively" focusing on aging pipes and other deteriorating systems on his watch. At his first news conference after returning from...
  • Hard times for business in the San Fernando Valley

     Hard times for business in the San Fernando Valley
    Once saluted as America's suburb, the San Fernando Valley has fallen on difficult times. Nestle USA announced last month that it would close the Chatsworth plant where Hot Pockets frozen sandwiches have been made since 1988, eliminating 360 jobs as it...
  • L.A. revokes construction permits for hilltop house in Bel-Air

    L.A. revokes construction permits for hilltop house in Bel-Air
    The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety has revoked the construction permits for a hilltop house in Bel-Air that neighbors contend has destabilized the slope. Developer Mohamed Hadid's project drew complaints and lawsuits from neighbors and,...
  • Do all roads to Century City's future lead to more traffic?

    Do all roads to Century City's future lead to more traffic?
    Before developers could build Century City's first skyscraper, they had to scrape away vestiges of 20th Century Fox's back lot. Steel-jawed machines ripped apart Peyton Place and the village where Jennifer Jones portrayed a French peasant in 1943's "The...
  • L.A. Council agrees with many, but not all, points in 2020 report

    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...