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  • Report calls L.A. a city in decline, warns of crisis in leadership

    Report calls L.A. a city in decline, warns of crisis in leadership
    Los Angeles is a city in decline, strangled by traffic, weighed down by poverty and suffering from "a crisis of leadership and direction," according to a report released Wednesday by a 13-member citizen panel. The Los Angeles 2020 Commission, convened...
  • Egg war? California law sparks tensions, threats in farm bill talks

    Egg war? California law sparks tensions, threats in farm bill talks
    WASHINGTON -- California’s egg law has emerged as a contentious issue in congressional negotiations over a farm bill. The Humane Society has funded a $100,000 ad campaign to defeat federal legislation that would prevent California from requiring...
  • Greuel's decision reshapes race to fill L.A. County supervisor seat

    Greuel's decision reshapes race to fill L.A. County supervisor seat
    The race to replace termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky refocused Thursday, with former City Controller Wendy Greuel deciding against a run and news emerging that former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver had filed papers to fundraise...
  • How not to sugarcoat a bad employment report

    How not to sugarcoat a bad employment report
    UC Berkeley economist Brad DeLong calls "nuh-uh" on the Obama administration's wan attempt to put the best face on Friday's dispiriting employment report, pointing to the "absolute and total complete disaster" lurking not far beneath the "flat-lining...
  • L.A. Council agrees with many, but not all, points in 2020 report

    L.A. Council agrees with many, but not all, points in 2020 report
    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...
  • Court rules state law overrides O.C. restrictions on sex offenders

    A panel of California appeals court judges found Friday that state law trumps Orange County's regulations on sex offenders that ban them from parks and beaches. The decision by the 4th District Court of Appeal reverses the conviction of Hugo Godinez,...
  • Garcetti's turn at bat in L.A.'s culture game

    Garcetti's turn at bat in L.A.'s culture game
    Mayor Eric Garcetti is getting to wield a pretty big broom, with vacancies everywhere from the DWP chief to choosing a new head of cultural affairs and the three city animal commissioners he just replaced. There is one post that was not going to be...
  • L.A. expected to soon debate raising minimum wage for hotel workers

    L.A. expected to soon debate raising minimum wage for hotel workers
    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...
  • CalPERS posts 16.2% return on investments in 2013

    CalPERS posts 16.2% return on investments in 2013
    SACRAMENTO — California's huge pension fund reported a 16.2% return on its investments in 2013 — its best results in more than a decade. The California Public Employees' Retirement System, which provides benefits to about 1.7 million state...
  • With Arizona case, Supreme Court postpones major abortion ruling

    With Arizona case, Supreme Court postpones major abortion ruling
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's refusal Monday to revive an Arizona law that largely banned abortions after 20 weeks put off for at least another year a clear constitutional ruling on whether conservative states may adopt new restrictions on...
  • L.A. may hike minimum wage for hotel workers to highest in U.S.

    L.A. may hike minimum wage for hotel workers to highest in U.S.
    Labor leaders hope a proposal that would dramatically raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles for workers at large hotels to roughly $15 an hour will be a step toward pay hikes for other industries. Members of the City Council expected to propose that...