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  • Oil industry group: 'Irresponsible' to link L.A. quake, fracking

    Oil industry group: 'Irresponsible' to link L.A. quake, fracking
    An oil and gas industry association blasted a push by several members of the Los Angeles City Council to investigate whether hydraulic fracturing and other forms of oil well stimulation played any role in the earthquake that rattled Los Angeles on Monday,...
  • L.A. City Council takes heat over building exemption in Bel-Air

    Homeowner groups from areas spanning the Santa Monica Mountains are accusing the Los Angeles City Council of undercutting hillside building restrictions by allowing a Bel-Air home to exceed height limits by nearly 40%. "Little by little, they are...
  • Winners of free-speech suit against L.A. are awarded only $2

    Winners of free-speech suit against L.A. are awarded only $2
    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. The...
  • City Council's political trump card raises abuse of power accusations

    City Council's political trump card raises abuse of power accusations
    When Los Angeles rewrote its City Charter in the '90s, the City Council was dealt a political trump card intended to keep decisions by a wide array of citizen commissions in check. Using authority granted them to review and overturn decisions made by...
  • First step toward fracking ban in L.A. taken by land use panel

    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...
  • L.A. City Council moves toward fracking ban

    L.A. City Council moves toward fracking ban
    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...
  • Two L.A. fire commanders reassigned

    Two L.A. fire commanders reassigned
    Two top commanders who oversaw hiring and training at the Los Angeles Fire Department have been reassigned after officials learned their sons advanced during a recruitment process that has come under scrutiny at City Hall. Interim Fire Chief James G....
  • L.A. City Council takes step toward fracking ban

    L.A. City Council takes step toward fracking ban
    In the morning while walking to her car, Michelle Kennedy sometimes detects a smell like cat urine. She says the asthma her 6-year-old suffers seems to have worsened. Kennedy suspects the oil and gas wells pumping in her South Los Angeles neighborhood....
  • Taller Bel-Air home opposed; residents say hillside rules being eroded

    Taller Bel-Air home opposed; residents say hillside rules being eroded
    A band of homeowners associations have lined up in opposition to allowing a Bel-Air home to exceed city height rules, arguing that hillside development restrictions are being eroded by granting exceptions to some landowners. “Little by little,...
  • L.A. City Council approves Anaheim's Marcie Edwards as new head of DWP

    L.A. City Council approves Anaheim's Marcie Edwards as new head of DWP
    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....
  • Candidates for Rep. Waxman's seat rush to collect endorsements, money

    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,...