| 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...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 8:15 PM
As Los Angeles labor unions lock horns with City Hall managers over their next employment contract, they are taking aim at deals the city made with Wall Street banks.
The Coalition of L.A. City Unions and its allies have repeatedly urged city leaders to...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:38 PM
A newly proposed Los Angeles city ordinance would require residents to secure handguns when they aren’t being used, either by storing them in a locked container or disabling them with a trigger lock.
City Councilman Paul Krekorian, who proposed...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 9:59 PM
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.
| Aug 12, 2014
| 6:17 PM
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...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:20 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:29 PM
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.
| Aug 4, 2014
| 1:57 PM
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.