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  • List of buildings at risk in big earthquake to be released to city

    List of buildings at risk in big earthquake to be released to city
    Ending a three-month standoff, University of California researchers announced Friday they will give Los Angeles officials the addresses of about 1,500 old concrete buildings that are potentially at risk of collapse during a major earthquake. The move is...
  • Making Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard a haven for pedestrians

    Making Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard a haven for pedestrians
    From the very beginning, Colorado Boulevard was all about the car. Pasadena residents so loved their Ford Model Ts that in 1915 the city was said to have the highest rate of automobile ownership in the world. Colorado was a leg in the famed Route 66 and...
  • New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward is still marked by Hurricane Katrina

    New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward is still marked by Hurricane Katrina
    NEW ORLEANS — The Rev. Charles Duplessis navigated the new landscape of the Lower 9th Ward, crossing from newly paved streets to those still muddy and rutted as riverbeds. He drove past a gleaming duplex designed by Frank Gehry and the skeletons...
  • Congress OKs measure to cut helicopter noise in L.A. County

    Congress OKs measure to cut helicopter noise in L.A. County
    For years, residents across Los Angeles County have complained about noise from low-flying helicopters, some of them carrying sightseers, paparazzi and even real estate agents. But new legislation, tucked into the massive federal spending bill approved by...
  • Gift ideas for California politicians

    Gift ideas for California politicians
    After learning that elected officials in the state of California collected more than $200,000 in gifts during 2012 -- which doesn't include the $6.7 million in donations solicited by officials on behalf of their favorite charities and causesĀ  -- the group...
  • L.A. crime falls for 11th year; officials note historic drops

    L.A. crime falls for 11th year; officials note historic drops
    Overall crime in Los Angeles dropped for the 11th straight year in 2013, with many categories seeing the lowest per capita rates in decades, city officials said. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck announced Monday that final...
  • DWP chief Ron Nichols resigns amid controversies

    DWP chief Ron Nichols resigns amid controversies
    Ron Nichols announced his resignation Thursday as general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, which is struggling through a pair of public-relations debacles. Despite repeated demands from elected officials, Nichols has been unable...
  • Advocates debate how to replace late school board member LaMotte

    Local politicians, community activists and others packed a special L.A. Board of Education meeting Tuesday evening to debate how to replace Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died in December. The board's choices, according to district staff, are to...
  • L.A. is facing a grim tomorrow, panel says

    L.A. is facing a grim tomorrow, panel says
    Los Angeles is a city facing economic decline, weighed down by poverty, strangled by traffic and suffering from a crisis of leadership, according to a report released Wednesday by a 13-member panel of influential civic leaders. The Los Angeles 2020...
  • Hollywood developments straddle earthquake fault, new maps show

    Hollywood developments straddle earthquake fault, new maps show
    New state geological maps released Wednesday show several major developments planned in Hollywood are much closer to an active earthquake fault than Los Angeles city officials have said. The draft maps chart the course of the Hollywood Fault, which runs...
  • Judge allows access to emails about Arizona immigration law

    Judge allows access to emails about Arizona immigration law
    TUCSON — A federal judge has given opponents of Arizona's sweeping anti-illegal-immigration law access to emails, letters and memos between supporters of SB 1070 and legislators to see whether there are racial overtones in the messages. In...