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  • Newton: The LAPD's overtime issue

    Newton: The LAPD's overtime issue
    The struggle to expand the Los Angeles Police Department to 10,000 officers has occupied three mayors over two decades. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has brought the department right to the verge of that benchmark — the force today numbers 9,824...
  • Newton: L.A.'s pension peril

     Newton: L.A.'s pension peril
    There are a couple of assumptions guiding much of the civic conversation about public employee pension reform: first, that organized labor would fight any reform tooth and nail; and second, that labor's strong presence in Los Angeles would doom such...
  • Huntington Beach officer gets probation for fixing traffic ticket

     
    A Huntington Beach police officer was placed on probation Friday after his conviction for conspiring to dismiss a traffic ticket for a woman who promised “a bunch of alcohol” in exchange for his help. Erik Michael Krause, 44, a 22-year......
  • Richard Riordan endorses Kevin James in L.A. mayor's race

     
    Former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan endorsed Kevin James in the mayor's race, a major coup for the dark horse Republican candidate who is seeking to capture conservative votes....
  • Maywood man shot dead at bus stop

     
    A man shot dead on Valentine’s Day in Maywood was 51 years old and seated at a bus stop when he was killed, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said....
  • Mahony to be questioned about abuse before voting on new pope

     
    Before Cardinal Roger M. Mahony boards a plane for Rome to help elect the next pope, he will be questioned under oath about his handling of clergy sex abuse cases. A judge cleared the way Friday for a Feb. 23......
  • L.A. mayor candidates Greuel, Garcetti trade barbs at labor meeting

     
    The first hint of a lively L.A. mayoral race surfaced at a forum staged recently by the Service Employees International Union, which represents 10,000 city employees....
  • L.A. business group wants answers from Greuel on pensions

     
    An L.A. business group that endorsed mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel has called on her to appear personally to explain statements she made about pensions -- and her interest in reopening talks with City Hall labor unions over reductions in retirement...
  • Newton: Decision time in the L.A. mayor's race

    Newton: Decision time in the L.A. mayor's race
    The candidates for mayor of Los Angeles have been at it for more than a year, some much longer than that. Together, they have spent nearly $15 million. They've participated in so many debates that they can now address just about any topic — from...
  • Former Mayor Riordan OK after brief hospital stay for chest pain

     
    Former Mayor Richard Riordan was hospitalized overnight earlier this week, the LA Weekly reported Saturday. Riordan told the news organization he had suffered chest pains but checked out "perfectly" during a brief hospital stay for testing....
  • L.A. council votes to place half-cent sales tax hike on March ballot

     
    Over the protests of former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan and leaders of a labor union, the City Council Tuesday placed a half-cent sales tax hike on the ballot to avert what it said would be significant cuts in services for residents....