The Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation is being ordered to clear a backlog of tens of thousands of outstanding requests dating back to 2010 to clean up illegally dumped trash.
Improving basic city services has become a top priority at Los Angeles City Hall. But how promptly municipal agencies respond to Angelenos' complaints depends largely on where they live, a Los Angeles Times analysis found.
City Council members are demanding an explanation for why sanitation workers apparently ignored thousands of complaints about illegally dumped trash in some of Los Angeles' poorest neighborhoods.
On an overcast May morning, city workers picked up abandoned tires, charred furniture and soiled clothes from an alley in South Los Angeles.
Twin parkway trees towering over Mt. Salem-New Wave Fellowship Church, a single-story, store-front ministry on South Los Angeles' Central Avenue, shade parishioners from the punishing summer sun.
Crime surged across Los Angeles in the first six months of this year despite a campaign by the Los Angeles Police Department to place more officers on the streets and target certain types of offenses.
The broken sidewalks around Margaret Peters' South Los Angeles home got her involved in volunteer work.
Los Angeles plans to spend nearly $1.4 billion over the next 30 years to repair its immense network of more than 10,000 miles of sidewalks. However, city officials do not know how many miles need repair, where all the damage is located and which spots should be fixed first, a Times report found.