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  • L.A. fights plague of garbage in central city neighborhoods

    L.A. fights plague of garbage in central city neighborhoods
    Jose Fernandez looked out his apartment window near MacArthur Park and admitted, in defeat, that he's grown accustomed to the view: Torn couches, dingy mattresses, broken dressers, dusty headboards. The procession of rejected furniture piles high...
  • City Council's vote to appeal ride-sharing regulations falls short

    City Council's vote to appeal ride-sharing regulations falls short
    A sharply divided Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday failed to muster the votes needed to file an appeal challenging California’s rules for ride-sharing services, capping months of debate about the city’s role in regulating the new taxi...
  • L.A. Council prepares to ban use of bullhooks on circus elephants

    L.A. Council prepares to ban use of bullhooks on circus elephants
    The Los Angeles City Council took action Wednesday to ban bullhooks used by elephant trainers in traveling circuses, becoming the first U.S. metropolis to outlaw a tool that critics say inflicts pain. Voting unanimously, the council asked the city...
  • Herb Wesson easily wins reelection as L.A. City Council president

    Herb Wesson easily wins reelection as L.A. City Council president
    Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson was easily reelected president of the city's lawmaking body for two more years, cementing his status as one of the region's most powerful elected officials. Wesson, who has been council president for the last 18...
  • Ex-lobbyist joins councilman's staff and questions follow

     Ex-lobbyist joins councilman's staff and questions follow
    Three weeks after being sworn in as a new representative for South Los Angeles, Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price announced his support for a new liquor permit at a market in the north end of his district. Two weeks later, Price backed alcohol...
  • Brown OKs driver's licenses for immigrants here illegally

    Brown OKs driver's licenses for immigrants here illegally
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed a landmark law Thursday granting driver's licenses to people who are in the country illegally, hailing the measure as an important expansion of immigrant rights and one that should serve as an example to other states. "This is...
  • Naming of Johnie's Coffee Shop as historic L.A. landmark hits snag

    Naming of Johnie's Coffee Shop as historic L.A. landmark hits snag
    Getting Johnie's Coffee Shop named a historic landmark in Los Angeles was supposed to be easy as pie. In April, the Los Angeles Conservancy nominated the Googie-style diner at the northwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and South Fairfax Avenue for the...
  • U.S. probe of Central Basin linked to Calderon brother, sources say

    A subpoena from federal prosecutors has been served at the Central Basin Municipal Water District, which has come under scrutiny amid an FBI probe of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello). Law enforcement sources confirmed issuing the subpoena,...
  • Kevin James grilled during City Hall confirmation session

    Kevin James grilled during City Hall confirmation session
    After being grilled about controversial past statements on immigration and climate change, former mayoral candidate Kevin James was confirmed as a new appointee to the Los Angeles Board of Public Works by the City Council. The council voted 11-0 on...
  • Water District claims contractor overcharged by $1 million

    The Central Basin Municipal Water District, which has emerged as a key player in the FBI investigation into a state senator, on Thursday sued a politically connected company for allegedly overbilling it by nearly $1 million. The lawsuit mark the...
  • With all precincts reporting, clear leaders emerge in city races

    With all precincts reporting, clear leaders emerge in city races
    The Los Angeles city clerk early Wednesday morning released final vote tallies for the citywide election, leaving only mail-in ballot results standing between candidates' victory and defeat. With 100% of precincts reporting just after 3 a.m., clear...