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  • Unions threaten lawsuit over L.A. city pension changes

     
    A group that represents 18,000 employees at Los Angeles City Hall warned Tuesday it will sue if the City Council enacts a new plan to roll back pension benefits and boost the retirement age to 65....
  • L.A. City Council president's son arrested at DUI checkpoint

     
    Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson's son, a member of the lawmaker's City Hall staff, was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of drunk driving, authorities said Tuesday. Justin Wesson, one of Wesson's legislative deputies, was taken into...
  • Union leader defends Villaraigosa in the wake of pension vote

     
    Pension reform: A day after the Los Angeles City Council backed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's push to roll back pensions for newly hired city employees, the president of one of the state's biggest private sector unions defended the mayor, saying he is "not...
  • L.A. City Council approves pension reforms despite protests

     
    Despite a raucous protest and threats of a lawsuit from city labor unions, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to roll back pension benefits and boost the retirement age to 65 for new civilian employees. The council voted 14-0 to approve the plan,...
  • Sen. Curren Price latest state lawmaker to seek L.A. council seat

     
    State Sen. Curren D. Price Jr. filed papers to seek the Los Angeles City Council seat occupied by Councilwoman Jan Perry, who is running for mayor. Price becomes the second Sacramento lawmaker to pursue that post and the sixth to run for office in the...
  • L.A. pension plan would hike retirement age, cut pension benefits

     
    The L.A. City Council has zeroed in on a plan for cutting the pension benefits of newly hired civilian employees, setting the stage for a battle with a half dozen unions....
  • L.A. council boundaries were decided in secret, activists charge

     
    Critics of L.A.’s redistricting process took aim at City Council President Herb Wesson on Tuesday, saying recent comments made by Wesson prove that new council boundaries were decided in secret. At a news conference, a group of community leaders...
  • Legislature now a stepping stone for would-be L.A. council members

     
    Once upon a time, a time before legislative term limits, the Los Angeles City Council used to be a stepping stone to the Legislature. But Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield’s entry into the San Fernando Valley’s 3rd District council race is just........
  • Los Angeles City Council members push fracking ban

     
    The fight over fracking has come to Los Angeles. On Wednesday, three members of the Los Angeles City Council introduced a resolution that urges Gov. Jerry Brown and California regulators to impose a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing until the state......
  • Koreatown redistricting fight moves to federal court

     
    The bitter battle over redrawing Koreatown area council district boundaries moved to federal court Tuesday, with a group of residents accusing Los Angeles officials of illegally using race as the predominant factor in City Council President Herb Wesson&#...
  • L.A. Councilman Bill Rosendahl reveals he has cancer in pelvic area

     
    L.A. Councilman Bill Rosendahl revealed in an email Aug. 1, 2012, that he has begun receiving treatment for cancer in his pelvic area....