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  • Irvine city leaders order O.C. Great Park audit, may issue subpoenas

    Irvine city leaders order O.C. Great Park audit, may issue subpoenas
    Civic leaders in Irvine have authorized the use of subpoenas to help auditors delve deeper into an investigation of the financial management of the Orange County Great Park. The City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday to move forward with a forensic audit...
  • Bobby Shriver wants to shake things up on Board of Supervisors

     Bobby Shriver wants to shake things up on Board of Supervisors
    Bobby Shriver on Tuesday will formally jump into the race for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, injecting the Kennedy-family mystique — and possibly some of his own wealth — into the contest to replace termed-out...
  • Rep. Maxine Waters calls for improved security at LAX

    Rep. Maxine Waters calls for improved security at LAX
    In the wake of last month's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, a local congresswoman has called for improvements to airport security, including the permanent assignment of armed police officers near passenger screening checkpoints....
  • State senator's renter suggests he did not live in Inglewood home

    State senator's renter suggests he did not live in Inglewood home
    The woman state Sen. Roderick D. Wright considers his stepmother on Friday testified in his perjury and voter fraud trial that she never saw him spend a night or cook a meal in the Inglewood home he claimed as his residence while he was running for office...
  • Activists seek 11th-hour reprieve for 1927 bridge

    Activists seek 11th-hour reprieve for 1927 bridge
    The order issued by city engineers was formal and clear: demolish the 76-year-old Figueroa-Riverside Street Bridge by early spring, clearing the way for completion of a new bridge across the Los Angeles River. The order came after the Los Angeles City...
  • Alex Johnson, aide to Ridley-Thomas, joins L.A. school board race

    Alex Johnson, aide to Ridley-Thomas, joins L.A. school board race
    A senior aide to an L.A. County supervisor has joined the race for an open seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education. Alex M. Johnson, 33, is the assistant senior deputy for education and public safety for Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. “I...
  • Kennedy clan member Bobby Shriver entering L.A. county race

    Kennedy clan member Bobby Shriver entering L.A. county race
    Former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver is officially running for Los Angeles County supervisor, emailing supporters Monday that he plans to announce his bid imminently. “In a few days, I will formally announce that I am running for Los Angeles...
  • Labor federation releases report backing a $15-an-hour minimum wage

    Labor federation releases report backing a $15-an-hour minimum wage
    Promoting its campaign to bring higher wages to Los Angeles workers, the county labor federation released a study Tuesday that says 810,864 Angelenos live with "poverty" wages of less than $15 an hour. Maria Elena Durazo, chief of the Los Angeles County...
  • Costa Mesa reconsidering site of homeless housing project

    Costa Mesa reconsidering site of homeless housing project
    The park across from Costa Mesa City Hall and the Orange County Fairgrounds is no longer poised to be the site of a housing complex for the homeless, officials said Tuesday, apparently bowing to pressure from neighbors and facing potential deed...
  • The untouchable sheriff?

    The untouchable sheriff?
    There came a point during the 2012 hearings of the Los Angeles County Citizens' Commission on Jail Violence when the panel's lead counsel, Richard Drooyan, asked Sheriff Lee Baca how he was to be held to answer for mistreatment of inmates, poor...
  • Rob Ford claims he's best Toronto mayor ever, files for reelection

    Rob Ford claims he's best Toronto mayor ever, files for reelection
    Rob Ford, the Toronto mayor stripped of his authority and shamed around the world for smoking crack and hanging out with criminals, declared himself the best leader that Canada's No. 1 city has ever had and filed Thursday for reelection. Ford was...