| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Former Los Angeles city controller and unsuccessful mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel said Thursday that she plans to run for the Congressional seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Henry Waxman.
“When I woke up this morning, I had no idea that someone...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The rush of interest by local politicos and would be politicos to succeed veteran Congressman Henry Waxman underscored an odd truth about California politics: in a state that prides itself on chasing the next snazzy new thing, most of its high-ranking...
| Feb 4, 2014
New York and Los Angeles have a lot in common. Each city suffers from income polarization, a shrinking middle class and a vast low-wage service sector. Each is heavily Democratic and is home to an effective labor-liberal political alliance. Each elected a...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:25 PM
It’s a side of Mayor Eric Garcetti that few in Los Angeles have seen before.
He likes to play the country tune “God Bless the U.S.A.” in his office. He wants to take his wife to a honky tonk saloon in Chatsworth for Valentine’s...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:22 PM
As the elected business manager of IBEW Local 18, a job I've held for more than 20 years, I represent more than 8,500 women and men who work at the Department of Water and Power. I am proud of the many things we have accomplished, including fair wages,...
| 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...
| Dec 25, 2013
Today is the day Christians around the world celebrate one of the central miracles of the New Testament: the birth of God's son on Earth. Since then, the "miracle" bar has been lowered and the label has been secularized, attached by the media to all...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 6:03 AM
Gentlemen, start your batteries.
Formula E, the world’s first fully electric race series, has confirmed its 10-city calendar for the 2014-15 season, including a stop in Los Angeles in early 2015.
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is among those getting in...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:40 PM
At least 13,000 Los Angeles city employees received a 5.5% raise Wednesday, the final piece of a salary agreement that became a major financial burden during the recent economic downturn.
The pay hike means a majority of workers with the Coalition of L....
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca's surprise retirement announcement Tuesday upended the election campaign to lead the nation's largest sheriff's department and added new complexities to reform efforts after a series of scandals and an ongoing federal...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 11:24 PM
After listening to hours of public testimony Tuesday evening, the Los Angeles Board of Education voted to call a special election to fill the seat of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died last month.
The vote followed a spirited debate both within the...