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  • 'Poor doors' development proposal draws scorn in West Hollywood

     'Poor doors' development proposal draws scorn in West Hollywood
    There were two key issues that pushed West Hollywood residents to create their own city three decades ago: gay rights and rent control. Since then, the city has passed a slew of tenants' rights laws, and required developers of new residential projects...
  • Outspent by rival, McKenna drew on connections in school board victory

     Outspent by rival, McKenna drew on connections in school board victory
    In this week's election for a seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education, one side had deep pockets and extensive political connections; the other side had people such as Orley Frost Jr. Frost, 50, said he remembers the winner — George McKenna...
  • L.A. City Council adopts plan to end feud over two DWP nonprofits

    L.A. City Council adopts plan to end feud over two DWP nonprofits
    Los Angeles lawmakers Wednesday approved a plan meant to end a drawn-out legal and political battle over financial records at two Department of Water and Power-affiliated nonprofits, adopting a laundry list of conditions that would have to be met before...
  • California not following recommendation on parole agent caseloads

    When the man who held Jaycee Dugard captive for 18 years was arrested, it became clear authorities had missed multiple opportunities to free her. A state investigation placed that blame partly on the heavy workloads of the parole agents who were...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown helps whip up a palatable water bond

    Gov. Jerry Brown helps whip up a palatable water bond
    Five years after producing a pork-bloated water bond proposal that failed the smell test, the Legislature has offered up a new serving that's lean and digestible. Credit mainly Gov. Jerry Brown, who had the right recipe: smaller portions, light on delta...
  • Iraqi Christians in San Diego County fear U.S. airstrikes are too late

    Iraqi Christians in San Diego County fear U.S. airstrikes are too late
    EL CAJON, Calif. — One of the biblical readings at the Sunday Mass at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Syriac Catholic Church here contained a passage from Ephesians, complete with the warning "do not leave room for the devil." The passage had a...
  • L.A. council votes to pressure two banks to redo interest rate swaps

    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to seek to redo borrowing deals with two banks that advocates say are charging excessive interest rates and eating up money that could help with major infrastructure repairs. The vote made Los...
  • This L.A. cop gets the drop on water offenders

    This L.A. cop gets the drop on water offenders
    Rick Silva began his investigation at the end of an alley, on a hot day in L.A.'s Westlake community. Driving down a busy thoroughfare, he spied water runoff on a sidewalk. He steered his city-owned Honda Civic into the alley and followed the water to a...
  • Proposal could create more voting districts anchored by minorities

    Proposal could create more voting districts anchored by minorities
    Minority groups seeking more influence in local government would have a potentially powerful new tool at their disposal under a proposed expansion of the California Voting Rights Act. The way Los Angeles County — among others jurisdictions —...
  • Tourist vans at the Hollywood sign finding obstacles on the itinerary

    Tourist vans at the Hollywood sign finding obstacles on the itinerary
    It wasn't the kind of Hollywood experience that the French tourists were hoping for. The Cali'fun tourist van they'd chartered was carrying seven of them up Beachwood Drive toward the Hollywood sign when Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officers...
  • LAPD's misclassified incidents: How we reported this story

    LAPD's misclassified incidents: How we reported this story
    Through the California Public Records Act, The Times obtained computerized crime data for more than 94,000 incidents recorded by the Los Angeles Police Department in the year ending Sept. 30, 2013. The data were from the LAPD's Consolidated Crime...