| Dec 11, 2007
Hoping to persuade USC to continue playing football in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas proposed Monday that the Legislature examine whether to dissolve or restructure the Coliseum Commission to give the university...
| Jan 6, 2008
Like popes, Los Angeles County supervisors have to win an election to land the job, but once in, they're sitting pretty. The last time there was a contested supervisor election, George Bush was president -- the Bush who didn't send U.S. forces into...
| Jan 23, 2008
Today, Sanders and Schmidt assess the future of L.A.'s relationship with the NFL after local elections this year. Yesterday, they debated whether it's worth spending public money on bringing an NFL team to L.A. Tomorrow and Friday, they'll discuss USC's...
| Jan 23, 2008
Los Angeles County supervisors backed off a threat Tuesday to ban plastic shopping and grocery bags that environmental experts call unsightly and destructive.
Instead, officials chose the weakest of five alternatives recommended by county executives: a...
| Oct 11, 2009
Miguel Padilla ran away from a licensed group home in April 2008, but he didn't go far.
Unknown to anyone at the time, the 17-year-old amputee made his way to a stand of trees near the main driveway. Using his one arm, he climbed into the branches,...
| Oct 21, 2009
Charles Bookhammer, a former Hawthorne councilman and longtime aide to retired Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, died Thursday at UC Irvine Medical Center. He was 61.
His daughter, Brandi, said he died of complications from surgery for an...
| Dec 9, 2009
If you're looking for work in this rotten economy, I've got a tip:
Run, don't walk, to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and apply for anything they've got.
A reader sent me a posting for an executive secretary position at the DWP, and the...
| Jun 14, 2009
By the time he was rescued last year, the 5-year-old South Los Angeles boy was so malnourished his kidneys were failing. His hands were so badly burned he could barely open them.
Child welfare officials traced his history, trying to make sense of what...
| Jul 29, 2009
U.S. Rep. Laura Richardson's rundown Sacramento house, which became the scourge of the neighborhood and a sore point with an investor who thought he had bought it out of foreclosure, has drawn the interest of a House ethics panel.
The Office of...
| Apr 11, 2008
Los Angeles County's profoundly troubled public healthcare system fell into further crisis Thursday when its embattled director abruptly quit, and negotiations with a private entity to reopen King-Harbor hospital fell apart.
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, whose...