| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:53 PM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his latest health initiative this week: He’s banning elevators! OK, not really. But he did say he was planning to introduce legislation that would inspire New Yorkers to take the stairs by making staircases...
| Aug 9, 2013
On a recent doctor's visit, a compelling health video was looping in the reception room. It incorporated many of the accepted rules for achieving a healthy weight. The motivational video, tailored to the doctor's clientele, illustrated simple ways to...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Joel Wachs hasn't been an Angeleno for a dozen years, but he still has his key to the city. And he feels its political tremors. L.A., where he made his political bones on the City Council, has just sworn in a new mayor — a brass ring he tried...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:07 PM
New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Monday insisted that his city's "stop and frisk" police practices were constitutional, despite a federal judge's finding that they were racially discriminatory and violated the 4th and 14th Amendments. But it's...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 7:43 PM
NEW YORK -- Five Democrats fighting to become the city's next mayor sparred over housing costs, police tactics and term limits at their first debate Tuesday evening, but they agreed on one thing: They don’t want to talk about Anthony Weiner’...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 9:20 AM
On Monday a federal judge struck down as unconstitutional New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program, a decision that earned an outraged response from Mayor Michael Bloomberg and praise from civil libertarians and minority advocates.
| Apr 23, 2013
"If history were to repeat itself," warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1944 State of the Union address, "and we were to return to the so-called normalcy of the 1920s, then it is certain that even though we shall have conquered our enemies on...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 10:28 PM
The last day of a large rave in New York City was canceled Sunday after two attendees died, apparently from Ecstasy overdoses.
The deaths occurred during the first two days of the Electric Zoo rave. At least four other people became critically ill...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In a closed-door meeting on the Sony Pictures Entertainment lot, a few dozen location scouts, agents, producers and studio executives gathered to discuss the state of L.A.'s hometown industry.
Taking center stage: Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti....
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:45 PM
In a far-reaching plan that would reshape the coastline of the nation's largest city, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg unveiled a $20-billion proposal Tuesday that he said will protect New Yorkers from disasters brought on by climate change.
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:23 PM
A day after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Health Department went to court to defend its proposed cap on the sale of super-sized sodas, a published study has offered evidence that Bloomberg's plan would reduce average calorie intake among those...