| Jul 28, 2014
| 11:03 PM
A labor relations panel moved Monday to strike down a 2-year-old law that rolled back retirement benefits for newly hired Los Angeles city employees, handing a defeat to the politicians who are trying to rein in growing employee pension costs.
| Sep 7, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The scene at Mayor Eric Garcetti's minimum-wage announcement on Labor Day was telling in a way that had little to do with his proposal. Joining him on the podium were the head of Los Angeles' labor federation, the city's preeminent businessman and...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Eight Los Angeles public employee unions have taken their fight with Mayor Eric Garcetti into a new arena by seeking to curtail his power to select who can serve on a panel that decides the city's biggest labor disputes.
Unions representing police...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:29 PM
As they did in the primary, business interests have banded together to support candidate Bobby Shriver's bid to replace Zev Yaroslavsky on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, new records show.
The Committee to Elect Bobby Shriver Supervisor...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Murdock Plaza, a prominent Westwood office building on Wilshire Boulevard, has been purchased by New York real estate company Tishman Speyer for a reported $125 million.
The brick-clad 17-story building at the intersection of Wilshire and Westwood...
| Dec 27, 2013
Is it a sin to be rich?
Not if your resources are used to help others and create jobs.
If you listen to most of the discussions of income inequality, it certainly seems like affluence itself is a crime. We hear increasing calls for higher taxes on the...
| Dec 29, 2013
Re "It's no sin to be rich," Opinion, Dec. 27
Richard Riordan and Eli Broad are notable for their business acumen and philanthropic efforts, but their idea that we should rely on philanthropy to fulfill many societal needs is problematic.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:41 PM
California political leaders marked the 20th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake Friday by calling for more aggressive preparations for the bigger one that seismologists say is inevitable.
Pete Wilson, who was governor when the 1994 quake knocked...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:20 PM
A June special election to replace former Los Angeles school board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte has the potential to alter the political power dynamic and the overall direction of the nation's second-largest school district.
LaMotte, who died in...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:34 PM
The event: Los Angeles Ballet staged its annual gala on Saturday, honoring philanthropist Lori Milken, actress Jane Seymour and entertainer Paula Abdul. (The latter came in from down under, where she is a judge on “So You Think You Can Dance...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:13 PM
In the latest sign that business interests are coalescing around his candidacy, Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver was endorsed Friday by former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan.
Riordan cited Shriver's time on the Santa Monica...