Paul Krekorian, the new chairman of the City Council's Budget and Finance Committee, must chart a sane fiscal course for L.A.
L.A.'s Police Department had a civic duty 'to protect and to serve'; on April 29, 1992, it did neither.
How much bleaker and meaner would L.A. be without it?
Villaraigosa's ability to bring the city's budget under control is constrained by two key decisions made earlier in his tenure.
Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel and Zev Yaroslavsky are essentially in a dead heat, according to a survey. But it's early, and many voters questioned didn't yet have a favorite.
Molly Munger's initiative has real merits, but being on the ballot with Gov. Brown's proposal would imperil both.
He's a strong contender to be the next mayor of L.A., but his fortunes depend in part on who else runs.
To know if the Dependency Court protects kids, the press needs access.