| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:07 AM
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner would probably be doing the city a favor if he resigned. More than a dozen women have publicly accused him of sexual harassment, and his behavior since the allegations first surfaced hasn't exactly inspired confidence. After his...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Ordinarily, I don't spend more than an hour or so at a time in Los Angeles City Hall. I get in and out of there, quick as a burglar, to avoid having my judgment impaired.
I thought longingly about that approach on Friday, when I attended a windy...
| Aug 16, 2013
It is to Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson's credit that he scheduled a hearing Friday for the public to weigh in on a proposed contract for the union representing most Department of Water and Power employees. That's true even if the...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:04 PM
The city of Richmond recently asked financial institutions to sell 624 troubled mortgages — and threatened to seize them through eminent domain. Now the city has its answer: We can't help you.
The city aims to provide its residents mortgage relief...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:03 PM
A week after activists filed a lawsuit over Whittier's handling of its municipal elections, officials have decided to reconsider the method used to choose city council members.
In a news release, city officials said they would discuss the matter of...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:53 PM
Los Angeles’ inaugural ceremonies Sunday evening were a bit of a throwback in this sense: You could watch each new elected official emerge from behind a marble column and walk down the Spring Street steps and imagine that it was 1953. One after...
| Jun 19, 2013
It has become almost routine for community groups to rise up in protest whenever a big developer proposes a project likely to make their city neighborhoods unrecognizable.
But what's happening with the giant Millennium Hollywood project is much more...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:45 AM
An independent panel to investigate complaints lodged by city employees against the city's elected officials will be convened for only the fifth time in what appears to be an effort to probe sexual harassment allegations against Los Angeles City...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Long Beach has erected a new fortification in the battle against freeway noise and air pollution, and it’s decidedly low-tech.
It’s called “The Great Wall of Mulch.”
City officials gathered Tuesday to top off a 12-foot-high...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:26 PM
As local vendors, residents and visitors returned to Venice's famed boardwalk this week, some people mulled suggestions by city officials about how to make their prized street scene safer after a hit-and-run crash killed a woman and left 16 other people...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Political scientist Louis Brownlow once famously lauded Franklin D. Roosevelt's advisors' "passion for anonymity." Gone are the days.
Today's Washington operatives more closely resemble Norma Desmond in "Sunset Blvd." — characters consumed by...