| Oct 23, 2013
Angelenos have more options for getting around town than ever before, thanks to the arrival of services such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, whose drivers can be summoned with a smartphone app. But to some members of the City Council, that's a bad thing...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:51 PM
A sharply divided Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday failed to muster the votes needed to file an appeal challenging California’s rules for ride-sharing services, capping months of debate about the city’s role in regulating the new taxi...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Two months ago, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission called for new and stringent limits on gifts to the city's politicians, saying such niceties can undermine the public's confidence in government when they come from people doing business at City Hall....
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:43 PM
West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran said Friday that he has filed paperwork to run for termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s seat and expects to make a formal announcement later this year.
“I am calling...
| Mar 3, 2013
Voting may be the ultimate act of optimism. If it can't help, why bother? People who go to the polls are investing in the future of their city, asserting by their action that there is a choice to be made and that the choice is consequential.
| May 1, 2013
Just once, it would be nice to encounter a well-prepared grass-roots candidate for the Los Angeles City Council. There is no good reason that a neighborhood activist or business owner can't do some homework and come to a council race with a well-crafted,...
| Feb 14, 2013
The City Council member representing the 5th District must serve as a strong voice for preserving the quality of life of his constituents but must also be a vocal advocate for the greater needs of a city facing chronic fiscal shortfalls. The incumbent,...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 6:14 PM
L.A. may become the latest city to wade into the debate over the fate of the San Onofre nuclear plant on the northern coast of San Diego County....
| Jul 31, 2012
| 7:52 AM
Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl, a longtime proponent of legalizing pot nationwide, told The Times that he has had his own medical marijuana prescription for a decade....
| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:12 PM
Fifty-eight candidates have qualified to run for city offices in Los Angeles' March 5 election, with the majority looking to fill open seats on the City Council, according to the final list from the City Clerk's office....
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:53 PM
L.A. City Council members voted to invite private operators to submit bids to run the downtown Convention Center, handing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa a major victory....