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  • City Council members' decision to accept even pricier gifts stinks

     City Council members' decision to accept even pricier gifts stinks
    I'm not sure how many of you out there were planning on sending gifts to Los Angeles City Council representatives this holiday season, but if you missed the news, the council members are happy to accept even bigger presents than they have in the past....
  • L.A. council members want statewide measure for quake safety funding

    L.A. council members want statewide measure for quake safety funding
    Two Los Angeles City Council members are calling for their colleagues to back a statewide ballot measure that provides funding to cities for "earthquake safety improvements," including helping property owners strengthen potentially dangerous buildings...
  • Mayor won't rehire L.A. cultural affairs head Olga Garay-English

    Mayor won't rehire L.A. cultural affairs head Olga Garay-English
    Olga Garay-English will step down Jan. 4 after 6 1/2 years as head of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday. Since taking office in July, Garcetti has had department heads reapply for their jobs. His...
  • West Hollywood councilman weighs a run for L.A. County supervisor

    West Hollywood councilman weighs a run for L.A. County supervisor
    West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran said Friday that he has filed paperwork to run for termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s seat and expects to make a formal announcement later this year. “I am calling...
  • L.A.'s top building official to stay in job for another six months

    L.A.'s top building official to stay in job for another six months
    The Los Angeles City Council Friday unanimously confirmed Mayor Eric Garcetti’s decision to keep Raymond Chan as temporary head of the city’s Department of Building and Safety for six more months. Chan is one of more than 30 department heads...
  • West Hollywood Councilman John Duran may run for county supervisor

    West Hollywood Councilman John Duran may run for county supervisor
    West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran said Friday that he has filed paperwork to run for termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's seat and expects to make a formal announcement later this year. "I am calling supporters now to get...
  • Shooting death of Assemblyman Gatto's dad jolts L.A. neighborhood

    Shooting death of Assemblyman Gatto's dad jolts L.A. neighborhood
    The shooting death of Assemblyman Mike Gatto's father in their Silver Lake home Wednesday jolted an otherwise safe neighborhood as residents awoke to find the area swarming with police. Among them was L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge, who told The Times...
  • L.A. councilmen ask city to explore ways to assist quake retrofits

    L.A. councilmen ask city to explore ways to assist quake retrofits
    Two L.A. City Council members are calling for the city to explore bond measures to help property owners strengthen potentially dangerous buildings that could collapse in a major earthquake. The proposal by Tom LaBonge and Mitch Englander asks city staff...
  • L.A. needs at least a year to find quake-vulnerable wood buildings

    L.A. needs at least a year to find quake-vulnerable wood buildings
    Los Angeles city building officials have concluded that it would take inspectors more than a year to identify all the apartment buildings in the city that have a certain type of wood frame vulnerable to collapse in a major earthquake.  City staffers...
  • Veteran campaigners' advice to women seeking office: raise money

    Veteran campaigners' advice to women seeking office: raise money
    Linda Griego and Wendy Greuel, former candidates for Los Angeles mayor, had this advice for women attending a training session Saturday on running for political office: Raise plenty of money — you're going to need it. "Ask for money.... Don't take...
  • Trading places with a councilman

    Trading places with a councilman
    One day not long ago I was sitting in the audience at a Los Angeles City Council meeting when Tom LaBonge approached me. I'd been hammering city officials for the long-running budget mess, and about how, thanks in part to exorbitant labor contracts, the...