| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:41 PM
Los Angeles City Council members responded Friday to a lacerating report on the city's economic health, calling it a much needed assessment while arguing that it failed to fully acknowledge the progress made so far in carving away a staggering budget...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Los Angeles could soon take the national lead in dramatically raising the minimum wage — with members of the City Council expected to propose that large hotels be required to pay roughly $15 an hour to their workers.
That rate would more than...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Former City Controller Wendy Greuel said Thursday that she has decided not to run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, dynamically shifting the race to replace termed-out Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.
“I just decided it’s not the...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:34 PM
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...
| 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...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Wendy Greuel is still seriously pondering a run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, but hasn’t made a final decision, according to sources close to her.
But the former Los Angeles city controller and failed mayoral candidate...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 1:24 PM
It's been a rough few weeks for public employee unions.
First, a federal judge in the Detroit bankruptcy case ruled the city's public employee pensions could be cut just like any other debt, challenging the belief that the retirement benefits were...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:40 PM
Arcelia Gonzalez complained to the city months ago about sidewalk tree roots that ruptured the drain pipe outside her family's Boyle Heights restaurant — to no avail.
So when Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti showed up across the street with a...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:55 PM
It's not exactly Big Data. Not yet, anyway. Los Angeles City Hall has so far given us two Big Burps of public information, one in the form of a website from the mayor's office that measures the performance of city departments, and one from the...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:06 PM
WASHINGTON — Mayor Eric Garcetti, on his first trip to the nation's capital as Los Angeles' chief executive, isn't letting Washington's preoccupation with budget deficits get in the way of his push for federal approval of a $1-billion project to...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday praised the L.A. Board of Education and Supt. John Deasy for coming to an agreement for the superintendent to remain on the job, but insisted they smooth over their strained relationship and work together going...