| Jun 11, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Asserting that voluntary guidelines won't work, elected officials on Monday night urged the Federal Aviation Administration to adopt regulations to reduce the noise and safety risks of helicopter flights over neighborhoods across Los Angeles County....
| Jun 12, 2013
Re "Hero or criminal?," Editorial, June 11, and "Analyst admits to cyber-spying leaks," June 10
Senate Intelligence Committee head Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has called Edward J. Snowden's admitted leaking of the National Security Agency's extensive...
| Mar 6, 2013
Robert Kennedy was a young Bill Rosendahl's hope for the White House, but Kennedy's rival, Hubert Humphrey, practiced the "happy warrior" style of politics that represents the principles Rosendahl has embraced. As he leaves the Los Angeles City Council...
| Jan 29, 2013
The job of mayor requires a governing philosophy in order to guide the city and its policies. But it also requires administrative competence, the ability to manage effectively. It is the mayor's job to smartly choose the managers and commissioners who run...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:01 PM
There's a short piece of Bay Area freeway, Interstate 380, named for Quentin Kopp, which is ironic considering that he's beaten the drum for public transit — specifically bullet trains — for years. But then again, he's always been a...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 12:22 PM
The legacy of the infamous Kinde Durkee, the convicted campaign treasurer who mishandled funds for many prominent California Democratic candidates and causes, continues to reverberate in Los Angeles political circles. A group that lost $1.5 million in the...
| Apr 3, 2013
President Obama pleaded with Congress last week to remember the victims of December's schoolhouse shootings in Connecticut and tighten the nation's gun laws. "Shame on us if we've forgotten," he said. "Don't get squishy."
But four months after the...
| Feb 10, 2013
It has been 11 years since the United States began using missile-firing drones to attack Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. But only now are we beginning a full public debate on this new form of warfare, and it took the nomination of...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Former lawmaker Mike Feuer, running in a contentious race for Los Angeles city attorney, has added Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) to his list of endorsements by elected officials....
| May 1, 2013
Barack Obama really, really does not want to get tangled up in Syria.
For almost a year, Obama's secretaries of State — first Hillary Rodham Clinton, now John Kerry — have pressed the president for more aid to the insurgents who are fighting...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 8:12 AM
California leaders have called for tighter gun laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre in Connecticut. The shooting in Newtown, Conn., left 28 dead, including 26 elementary school students and staff. The gunman also killed his mother......