| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday overhauled the city's Airport Commission, replacing every member except Valeria Velasco, an attorney from Playa del Rey and former community activist.
Appointed to the seven-member panel were Jackie Goldberg, a...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Hawthorne Mayor Daniel Juarez was charged with four counts of perjury Thursday, marking the latest allegations the city leader has faced in connection with campaign financing.
Juarez, 60, is expected to surrender to authorities and be arraigned in Los...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Detroit filed for bankruptcy Thursday, making it the largest U.S. city to ever seek Chapter 9 protection. It’s sad news for the once-great city. Still, the headline seemed to have delighted many. Just check out The Times' comments section, with...
| Jul 24, 2013
A dozen years after he left the Los Angeles City Council, Mike Feuer is back in L.A.'s civic life, this time in City Hall East, as the newly elected city attorney. His several careers are all of a piece: running the low-income legal service group Bet...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
At least three times this week, the Supreme Court has punched a hole in the protections that Americans have come to expect from the government or the courts. In at least one of those cases, though -- the one involving a generic drug that maimed a...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:58 PM
SAN DIEGO - As his last apparent act as mayor, Bob Filner issued a stop-work order for a Jack in the Box expansion in North Park.
As his first act as acting mayor, Todd Gloria rescinded the order.
At issue is whether Jack in the Box played fast and...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:20 AM
This post has been updated. See below for details.
Amid the news coverage of Detroit's recent bankruptcy filing, Michael thought he heard something about public-sector workers there not paying Social Security taxes.
What's up with that? Aren't all...
| Aug 10, 2013
Re "Hey, Mr. Mayor: Start here," Column, Aug. 7
Steve Lopez doesn't go far enough in calling on L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti to make repairing sidewalks a priority.
The roller coasters, hills, dales and X Games-like ramps that are L.A.'s sidewalks seem...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 5:29 AM
BOISE, Idaho — More than 100 searchers on horseback, foot and all-terrain vehicles searched a remote wilderness area overnight for a kidnapped teenager and her alleged captor.
Officials from numerous law enforcement agencies were trying to cover...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:19 PM
After generating Amber Alerts across the West, the frantic search for a kidnapped teenager and her alleged captor shifted Friday to a remote part of Idaho where the two were believed to be trekking through the wilderness.
The break came after suspect...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 1:18 PM
As the search for a missing San Diego-area teenager and her alleged kidnapper honed in on a stretch of Idaho wilderness Friday, authorities said there were indications James Lee DiMaggio planned his alleged acts.
"We believe that this was a planned...