Exams for applicants seem largely meaningless, and many of those accepted at the academy are relatives of LAFD employees. Mayor Garcetti vows to cut through the smoke.
Jeff Clawson issues his warning after city leaders direct agency officials to create its own series of questions to decide how to respond to emergency calls.
The current hiring process underscores the perception that the department lacks professionalism. It's time to fix the flaws.
Back in the days when Adrian, Edith Head and James Galanos were designing, Los Angeles had fashion workrooms to rival the couture ateliers in Paris. L.A. stylist and society maven Mary Alice Haney wants to bring that dressmaking tradition back with Haney, a new collection of luxury evening wear made in downtown Los Angeles using fine French crepe, Italian lace and Swarovski crystals. Haney is a line of customizable gowns, or "prêt-à-couture," as she calls it. Styles are inspired by and named after her star clients, such as Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Alba, and stylish pals, such as Minnie Mortimer and Alexis Swanson Traina. "What Tory Burch did for the...