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  • Mayor Eric Garcetti revamps L.A. Fire Commission

    Mayor Eric Garcetti revamps L.A. Fire Commission
    Mayor Eric Garcetti continued his shake-up of city government Thursday, replacing four of five members on the civilian board that oversees the Los Angeles Fire Department, an agency he has identified as needing significant reform. One of the departing...
  • Bottom line on curb and street repair is bad news for homeowners

    Bottom line on curb and street repair is bad news for homeowners
    Imagine this. You've paid your taxes for decades, but your crumbling street hasn't been repaved since the Eisenhower administration. So you ask City Hall to step up, and the response goes something like this: Sure, we'll fix the street. But only if,...
  • Compton's first Latino councilman inspired pride, now draws concern

    Compton's first Latino councilman inspired pride, now draws concern
    On a scorching July afternoon, Compton residents gathered to celebrate the inauguration of the city's first Latino councilman. A nine-piece mariachi band played and families cheered at the event many had been awaiting for decades. But just a few weeks...
  • Do we love L.A.? We don't always vote like it

    Do we love L.A.? We don't always vote like it
    No, wait, don't turn the page. Yes, I'll admit it. This is yet another column on Tuesday's election in Los Angeles, the race half the city doesn't care about and the other half hasn't heard about, but DO NOT turn the page. OK, I'll give you $5 to read...
  • Costly perk forces DWP to shell out extra if it gives work to outside contractors

    Costly perk forces DWP to shell out extra if it gives work to outside contractors
    It's no secret Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employees are paid well. But a little-known clause in their union contract ensures they can work extra hours and collect even higher wages when private contractors are hired to help them get the job...
  • DWP union is a big donor in mayor's race, its members get big pay

    DWP union is a big donor in mayor's race, its members get big pay
    Employees at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, whose union is the single biggest contributor in the current mayoral race, earned average total pay of nearly $100,000 in 2011, according to a Times analysis of the most recent publicly available...
  • L.A. mayoral runoff another low mark in voter turnout: 23.3%

    L.A. mayoral runoff another low mark in voter turnout: 23.3%
    Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles' incoming mayor, won the office with fewer votes than any newly elected mayor since the 1930s, when the city population was less than half its current size, according to a Times analysis of final results. Garcetti's complete...
  • L.A. City Council to debate Time Warner Cable-CBS blackout

    L.A. City Council to debate Time Warner Cable-CBS blackout
    The Los Angeles City Council plans to wade into the contentious contract dispute between Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp., which has led to a four-week blackout of local CBS stations in more than 1 million homes in Los Angeles. On Friday, the L.A. City...
  • Wesson draws criticism after praising Huizar at campaign event

    Wesson draws criticism after praising Huizar at campaign event
    Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson gave a resounding endorsement of Councilman Jose Huizar this week, telling an audience of lobbyists, business leaders and labor officials that Huizar is his "best friend" on the 15-member council. “...
  • Veteran campaigners' advice to women seeking office: raise money

    Veteran campaigners' advice to women seeking office: raise money
    Linda Griego and Wendy Greuel, former candidates for Los Angeles mayor, had this advice for women attending a training session Saturday on running for political office: Raise plenty of money — you're going to need it. "Ask for money.... Don't take...
  • Appeals court allows Palmdale to proceed with City Council election

    Appeals court allows Palmdale to proceed with City Council election
    A California appellate court has cleared the way for the city of Palmdale to hold its Nov. 5 City Council election, which a trial court had canceled late last month. Judges in the 2nd District Court of Appeal turned on its head a preliminary injunction,...