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  • Garcetti vows to fix sidewalks, but repair funds remain unspent

    Garcetti vows to fix sidewalks, but repair funds remain unspent
    When Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his first budget this week, he proudly announced that he was doubling funding to fix broken sidewalks from $10 million to $20 million. There's just one problem: None of the money that was budgeted for this year has been...
  • Supreme Court to consider challenge to law barring campaign falsehoods

    Supreme Court to consider challenge to law barring campaign falsehoods
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court next week will consider for the first time whether states may enforce laws that make it a crime to knowingly publish false statements about political candidates. The justices will hear an antiabortion group's free-...
  • Bill seeks to ease California's affordability housing crisis

    Bill seeks to ease California's affordability housing crisis
    Most Californians can't afford their rent. The state's affordability crisis has worsened since the recession, as soaring home prices and rents outpace job and income growth. Meanwhile, government funds to combat the problem have evaporated. Local...
  • Southland home prices surge but sales plummet

    Southland home prices surge but sales plummet
    Southern California home prices are surging as the spring buying season heats up, with the median price in March hitting $400,000 for the first time in six years. But a deeper look at the market reveals a recovery divided between the rich and everyone...
  • Pitzer College selling fossil fuel stocks in environmental move

    Pitzer College selling fossil fuel stocks in environmental move
    Pitzer College, a liberal arts school in Claremont, has joined the vanguard of U.S. campuses deciding to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies as a statement of concern about global warming. Pitzer’s board of trustees recently voted to...
  • Detroit reaches pension deal with retired police, firefighters

    Detroit reaches pension deal with retired police, firefighters
    Detroit, fighting its way through the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, has reached an agreement that preserves current pensions but cuts cost-of-living payments for retired police and firefighters. The agreement, announced Tuesday, is the...
  • Yellen says Federal Reserve considering tougher rules for big banks

    Yellen says Federal Reserve considering tougher rules for big banks
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve is considering tougher rules for big banks to keep credit flowing in case of another financial crisis, Fed Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said Tuesday. Although officials from the Fed and regulatory agencies approved more...
  • Proposed L.A. County budget shifts money to jails, foster care reform

    Proposed L.A. County budget shifts money to jails, foster care reform
    Los Angeles County officials proposed a budget Monday that would pump money into reforming major problem areas, including the jails and foster care system, while expanding county medical staffs to manage the transition to federal healthcare reform. As...
  • Garcetti's budget adds more firefighters, overhauls 911 dispatch

    Garcetti's budget adds more firefighters, overhauls 911 dispatch
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's first proposed budget calls for hiring 140 firefighters and the start of a sweeping overhaul of the city's 911 dispatch system, part of a bid to speed the response to hundreds of thousands of calls for help each year....
  • Legendary East and China Film Co. strike movie investment deal

    Legendary East and China Film Co. strike movie investment deal
    China Film Co. Ltd., the largest film distributor in China, has invested in two forthcoming movies from Legendary Entertainment, the Burbank-based film finance and production company. Legendary East, an affiliated company of Legendary Entertainment,...
  • Eric Garcetti's 'Back to Basics' budget offers modest service upgrades

    Eric Garcetti's 'Back to Basics' budget offers modest service upgrades
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday unveiled a hold-the-line budget for the coming fiscal year, proposing modest increases in a handful of city services and zero reduction in the business tax -- an issue that the mayor repeatedly has promised to...