| Jan 30, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday formally endorsed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn job protections for California teachers that are among the most extensive in the nation.
Villaraigosa called the lawsuit “a case that...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 6:58 PM
In a groundbreaking trial over teacher job protections, Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy was the early star witness — for both sides.
The case, Vergara vs. California, challenges a set of laws that affect how teachers are fired, laid off and...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Los Angeles lawmakers plan to introduce an ordinance Tuesday that would require the operators of big hotels to pay workers $15.37 an hour, one of the highest minimum-wage rates targeting private employers anywhere in the U.S.
The initiative by City...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
What is CicLAvia?
That's hardly a simple question these days. The Los Angeles open-streets festival, which may gain a monthly spot on the calendar by 2017, isn't just drawing increasingly large crowds and expanding into new territory, including upcoming...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:31 PM
With the next Los Angeles municipal election more than a year away, more than a dozen people have already stepped forward to compete for seats held by two of City Hall's most prominent political veterans: Councilmen Bernard C. Parks and Tom LaBonge....
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:21 PM
If you’re not at least a little panicky, then you’re not paying attention. California is in a state of slow-moving emergency. The governor, Jerry Brown, made it official last week: Rainfall is pitiable, snowpack and reservoir levels...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:45 AM
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Addressing about 100 Los Angeles arts leaders Tuesday at City Hall, Mayor Eric Garcetti promised a more cohesive arts policy in which a variety of city departments will be attuned to fostering...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti is getting to wield a pretty big broom, with vacancies everywhere from the DWP chief to choosing a new head of cultural affairs and the three city animal commissioners he just replaced.
There is one post that was not going to be...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, mired in a series of controversies over employee perks, rate hikes and customer service problems, lost its general manager Thursday as Ron Nichols announced he is stepping down.
Nichols becomes the latest...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Ron Nichols announced his resignation Thursday as general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, which is struggling through a pair of public-relations debacles.
Despite repeated demands from elected officials, Nichols has been unable...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:10 AM
Los Angeles is a city in decline, strangled by traffic, weighed down by poverty and suffering from "a crisis of leadership and direction," according to a report released Wednesday by a 13-member citizen panel.
The Los Angeles 2020 Commission, convened...