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  • Declaring L.A. in decline, commission offers plan for jobs, City Hall reform

    Declaring L.A. in decline, commission offers plan for jobs, City Hall reform
    Three months after it painted Los Angeles as a metropolis stumbling into decline, the Los Angeles 2020 Commission offered 13 recommendations Wednesday that it said would “put the city on a path to fiscal stability and renew job creation.”...
  • Can a low-profile Garcetti deliver big-time for L.A.?

     Can a low-profile Garcetti deliver big-time for L.A.?
    A story line has developed during Mayor Eric Garcetti's first nine months on the job, and it goes something like this: In stark contrast to his predecessor, Antonio Villaraigosa, who often held multiple news conferences a day and launched big initiatives,...
  • Fixing child protection means fixing L.A. County government

    Fixing child protection means fixing L.A. County government
    In August, as the newly formed Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection convened for the first time and members spoke aloud about the kinds of issues they expected they’d have to deal with, appointee Andrea Rich noted that there are certain...
  • South L.A. needs trees

     South L.A. needs trees
    Nowhere in the Los Angeles area are trees more sparse than in South Los Angeles. City and county officials have been working for years in that part of town to create pastoral swaths of parks, greenbelts and even wetlands — fighting against drought,...
  • A tunnel under Sepulveda Pass? It might be yours for 25 cents a day

    A tunnel under Sepulveda Pass? It might be yours for 25 cents a day
    Having experienced the misery of commuting from the San Fernando Valley to Santa Monica, my ears always perk up when someone mentions building some kind of rapid transit through the Sepulveda Pass. There have been ideas floated, but the magnitude of the...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti urges CBS to bring next 'Late Show' to L.A.

    Mayor Eric Garcetti urges CBS to bring next 'Late Show' to L.A.
    Taking a page from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor Eric Garcetti urged CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves to consider Los Angeles as the new home for its next late-night comedy show. "As a longtime fan, I was saddened to hear of David...
  • Fire Department to force tenants to leave 'unsafe' South L.A. building

    Fire Department to force tenants to leave 'unsafe' South L.A. building
    Dozens of tenants are being forced to vacate a South Los Angeles commercial building that was converted into now-shoddy apartments, amid complaints that the city should have acted sooner to enforce building codes and help residents relocate. In recent...
  • Debate in supervisor's race heats up on campaign funds

    Debate in supervisor's race heats up on campaign funds
    In the first major debate of the campaign, four of the candidates vying to replace Zev Yaroslavsky on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors faced off Thursday in a debate that focused mostly on fundraising. It was an opportunity for key contenders...
  • Report: California film tax credit a good investment

    Report: California film tax credit a good investment
    A new report from the nation's largest metropolitan planning organization says California's film and television tax credit program is a good investment, but needs to be extended and restructured to keep the entertainment industry from fleeing the state....
  • Earthquake preparedness is finally embraced by L.A. movers and shakers

    Earthquake preparedness is finally embraced by L.A. movers and shakers
    Do I have special powers? people have asked. Not that I'm consciously aware of. Yes, it's true that in my Sunday column I noted we were certain to have more earthquakes and ought to do more to prepare for them, as San Francisco has. And the next day...
  • Citing exclusion of gays, Boston mayor skips St. Patrick's Day parade

    Citing exclusion of gays, Boston mayor skips St. Patrick's Day parade
    Things don't get much more Boston than the St. Patrick's Day parade that goes through south Boston every year. But citing an exclusion of gay participants, the city's mayor decided not to join one of the famously Irish city's most famously Irish...