| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:27 PM
When Max Wong first "outed" herself to her neighbors, she wondered when the police would be knocking on her door. Until then, she had kept her passion a secret.
But Wong said most of her Mount Washington neighbors were simply puzzled. Beekeeping?...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Three members of the Los Angeles City Council called Tuesday for state lawmakers to back tighter state regulation of ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber, arguing that existing rules leave passengers using the firms' smartphone apps vulnerable and...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:54 PM
Three members of the Los Angeles City Council called Tuesday for state lawmakers to back tighter state regulation of ride-sharing companies, such as Lyft and Uber, arguing that existing rules leave passengers using the firms' smartphone apps vulnerable...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:48 PM
Two Los Angeles lawmakers on Tuesday abandoned the effort to put a half-cent sales tax hike for street and sidewalk repairs on the November ballot, saying more discussion would "only serve to strengthen" the proposal.
Councilmen Joe Buscaino and...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Candidate John Duran added another high-profile endorsement to his run for Zev Yaroslavsky's open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, winning praise from Supervisor Gloria Molina as a local Latino politician "who represents a younger...
| May 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Crisis PR strategist Mark Fabiani is working with the Dorchester Collection as it deals with a boycott of its properties, including the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Hotel Bel-Air, triggered by owner Sultan of Brunei's imposition of a harsh set of Sharia...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Los Angeles lawmakers want to reverse plans set out by Mayor Eric Garcetti to add dozens more part-time officers to write parking tickets, one in a string of proposed changes to the mayor's budget.
When Garcetti set forth his budget, he proposed...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Los Angeles on Tuesday became the largest city in the nation to move toward a ban on plastic grocery bags, with the City Council barring them in supermarkets, convenience stores and any big retailer that sells groceries.
Nearly three weeks after a...
| 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,...
| 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.
| Mar 4, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Los Angeles on Tuesday begins a far-reaching overhaul of its city government, voting for a new mayor and controller, and voting as well for city attorney and to fill more than half the City Council and nearly half the school board and Community College...