| Oct 12, 2013
| 2:36 PM
More than 1,000 old concrete buildings in Los Angeles and hundreds more throughout the county may be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake, according to a Times analysis.
By the most conservative estimate, as many as 50 of these buildings in the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Citing free-speech rights, La Cañada Flintridge leaders voted this week to officially allow fortunetellers, palm readers, psychics and other self-styled clairvoyants to set up shop within city limits.
The issue came up after the city received...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:23 AM
Compton's Latino residents were jubilant when a Latino candidate was elected to city office for the first time this summer, but just a few weeks into Isaac Galvan's term, some are already having misgivings about the councilman.
Times reporter Abby...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:07 PM
At a news conference in South Los Angeles Tuesday, more than a dozen elected officials and community leaders vowed to put an end to any further violence over the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, but stressed the importance of new dialogue about race...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:37 PM
State officials are considering whether to open an investigation into the failure of a Compton councilman to file required campaign finance reports.
Compton's Latino residents have been trying for decades to get a Latino candidate elected to city...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Eight years ago, real estate developer David Jordon bought the former site of the KFWB radio studios in the heart of Hollywood with plans to build a 16-story residential and office complex.
Los Angeles city officials reviewed his plans and approved...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 7:45 PM
On a scorching July afternoon, Compton residents gathered to celebrate the inauguration of the city's first Latino councilman. A nine-piece mariachi band played and families cheered at the event many had been awaiting for decades.
But just a few weeks...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Retired U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, the first openly gay congressman, is angry with a Republican senator for -- supporting gay marriage?
Yes, sort of. Rob Portman of Ohio changed his viewpoint on same-sex marriage three months ago, and in doing so...
| Sep 6, 2013
Airbnb, an online service that helps people rent rooms to travelers from around the world, has allowed hundreds of Angelenos to turn their dwellings into a potentially lucrative source of income. But the influx of short-term guests has also led some...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:29 AM
In his final year as city administrator for the city of Vernon, Bruce V. Malkenhorst took home $911,000.
The year before, 2004, he was paid $858,000, and received $841,000 and $729,000 the years before.
But Vernon City Atty. Nicholas Rodriguez said...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Activists in bankrupt San Bernardino have qualified their effort to recall three city officials this fall, the county registrar of voters has announced.
Voters will decide on Nov. 5 whether to recall Councilmembers John Valdivia and Wendy McCammack...