| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The Los Angeles Unified School District is in a period of possibly rocky transition. Newly elected school board member Monica Ratliff takes her seat at the meeting Tuesday; her arrival changes the balance of power on the board. Erstwhile Mayor Antonio...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:34 AM
I first met Antonio Villaraigosa at a Pollo Loco on the Miracle Mile in 1999. He struck me then as principled, articulate, smart and a little vain. He talked about the death penalty and growing up in Los Angeles, serving as speaker of the Assembly and his...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti, who was sworn in Sunday, has made it clear that no department head from the Antonio Villaraigosa years is safe (except for Police Chief Charlie Beck, who has a term of office that only the Police Commission can cut short). And...
| Jun 19, 2013
It has become almost routine for community groups to rise up in protest whenever a big developer proposes a project likely to make their city neighborhoods unrecognizable.
But what's happening with the giant Millennium Hollywood project is much more...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson called Thursday for public hearings on the proposed contract with Department of Water and Power employees, saying he wants a deal on the contract by Sept. 1.
Wesson said Mayor Eric Garcetti has...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti said he and his wife, social activist Amy Wakeland, are mulling whether to move into Getty House once renovations underway at the official residence are completed.
The couple live with their toddler daughter, Maya, at their private...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:22 PM
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife on Friday that said it is investigating why hundreds of smallmouth bass have been found floating belly up in a stretch of the Lower Owens River just south of the eastern Sierra community of Lone Pine.
| Sep 11, 2013
| 9:41 AM
A national Latina advocacy group has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the business practices of Los Angeles nutritional products company Herbalife Ltd.
MANA, a Washington-based group that advocates for Latinas, is the latest...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:10 AM
Politics addicts across the nation will engage today in the post-election tradition of gleaning great, defining truths from smallish, specific races. Much of the time, singular election results are just that, a reminder that all politics is local. But a...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:25 PM
On May 22, a diligent public servant at Los Angeles City Hall wrote a letter to a Venice homeowner about the treehouse that's been in her yard for 10 years. And you just know, don't you, that a story with this beginning will not have a happy ending?...
| Sep 10, 2013
Re "Villaraigosa takes job with controversial Herbalife firm," Sept. 6
I worked phone banks for Antonio Villaraigosa. I walked precincts for him to be elected mayor of Los Angeles. I voted for Villaraigosa.
Villaraigosa is now working for Herbalife. I...