| Jun 4, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Outgoing Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday signed his final city budget next to an enormous ficus Tuesday, whose trimming became exhibit A for symbolizing a touted surge in city services.
The tree, on the curb in front of the Elysian...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 10:57 PM
A parade of speakers implored L.A. school district officials Tuesday to use new revenues to restore and build programs, even amid warnings that budget problems loom and could worsen depending on developments in the state Legislature.
The public hearing...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:43 PM
One of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's closest advisors will become the new leader of the nonprofit overseeing public schools under the mayor's control.
Joan Sullivan, 39, will take the helm next month of the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, which...
| May 28, 2013
| 6:51 PM
The troubled Inglewood school district is once again facing severe financial uncertainty.
The school system was taken over by the state last September when Gov. Jerry Brown approved legislation granting $55 million in loans to the district. But...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Los Angeles County's second-largest advertising agency on Friday terminated nearly one-fifth of its workforce — about 200 people — after losing much of its signature American Honda Motor Co. account.
Santa Monica based Rubin Postaer &...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:31 AM
After the coffee. Before waiting for Xbox One to change my world.
The Skinny: I may be in the minority, but I'm not looking for more interaction with my TV. I spend my days interacting and it is mostly a frustrating experience. I don't want to be...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Eric Garcetti defeated Wendy Greuel in the Los Angeles mayor's race despite Greuel’s overwhelming support in heavily African American neighborhoods. The city controller's strength among black voters in South L.A. was too little to make up for...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:57 AM
The week before the Memorial Day holiday has been a busy one for retailers. Here's a sampling of happenings from Mattel, J.C. Penney and Abercrombie & Fitch.
Mattel: As the El Segundo-based toymaker adapts to its newly created North America division, it...
| May 18, 2013
| 6:00 PM
OAKLAND — It was a quiet evening by this city's standards, and still the police emergency lines were lighting up.
As screams rang out behind her, a caller said her neighbor was being beaten. A woman reported that a front door down the street had...
| May 21, 2013
| 10:23 AM
Just one week after touting its strength to advertisers and declaring it wasn't worried about new competition from Fox Sports, ESPN is cutting its staff.
The moves are part of an overall cost-cutting effort by ESPN parent Walt Disney Co. Earlier this...
| May 13, 2013
| 8:47 AM
ATHENS -- Greece’s ruling coalition threatened Monday to arrest public high school teachers if they walk off work later this week, a strike that would potentially disrupt university-entrance exams for thousands of students.
But the government's...