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Richard Alarcon

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  • Villaraigosa plans new round of L.A. City Hall job cuts, says services will be fewer

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Thursday he is planning a second major wave of City Hall job cuts, moving to eliminate between 1,200 and 2,000 positions to get the struggling city through the remainder of the calendar year. Appearing......
  • L.A. council agrees to 3,000 more job cuts by July 1

     
    Under the threat of a credit rating downgrade, the Los Angeles City Council on Thursday instructed agency heads to eliminate 3,000 additional city jobs “by any means necessary, including layoffs” by July 1. The reduction — aimed in part a......
  • Villaraigosa proposes merging 2 city agencies to save $2 million

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Monday he hopes to shave $2 million from the city’s budget by folding the department that oversees the network of 90 neighborhood councils into another agency. The plan would push the Department of...
  • L.A. Councilman Richard Alarcon's staff ordered to appear before grand jury

     
    Six employees of Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon have been ordered to appear before a grand jury this week, six months after prosecutors obtained search warrants to determine whether the councilman has been living at his legal residence....
  • L.A. mayor, council leaders strike deal to keep budget crisis from shrinking LAPD

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and two members of the City Council said today they have forged an agreement to keep the number of police officers from shrinking in the middle of a budget crisis. With officials still trying to......
  • Push for in-house DWP watchdog gains momentum

     
    The push to create an in-house ratepayer advocate at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power gained new momentum today, with a majority of the Los Angeles City Council saying that the proposal???s time has come. Although the DWP......
  • D.A. closes inquiry into L.A. Councilman Parks' candidacy and voting residence

     
    The Los Angeles County district attorney has closed an inquiry into a complaint that Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks falsified candidacy and voter documents in connection with his unsuccessful 2008 run for county supervisor. David Demerjian,...
  • New pediatric trauma center to serve Valley children

     
    A new pediatric trauma center is scheduled to open Monday in Northridge, offering more rapid treatment to children with life-threatening injuries, and increasing their chances of survival. The new center at the Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the...
  • Labor advocates push for law making wage theft a criminal offense in L.A.

     
    Advocates for day laborers and other low-wage workers are pushing for a new city law that would target unscrupulous employers by making wage theft a crime in the city of Los Angeles. They have found an ally in City Councilman......
  • Los Angeles council members to make donations for El Salvador storm victims

     
    Five Los Angeles City Council members this week pledged to donate $2,000 each to help storm victims in El Salvador. Council Members Jose Huizar, Eric Garcetti (council president), Ed Reyes, Tony Cardenas and Richard Alarcon promised a donation totaling...
  • L.A. City Council candidates Essel and Krekorian reflect on mayor at debate

     
    The days may be dwindling in the runoff race for the vacant seat of former Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, but one thing is clear -- neither candidate is looking for a last-minute campaign boost from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.......