| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:43 PM
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 that is vulnerable to collapse in a major earthquake.
| Dec 3, 2013
| 8:22 PM
A Los Angeles City Council committee agreed Tuesday to push forward a proposal to identify all the apartment buildings in the city that have a certain type of wood frame that is vulnerable to collapse in a major earthquake.
Reporting to a City Council...
| Dec 6, 2013
On any given day in Los Angeles County, hundreds of shelters and volunteer organizations feed the homeless. According to one estimate, about 50 groups serve meals outdoors, drawing the hungry poor, the homeless and the nearly homeless who live in their...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Heeding the police department's call for help in reducing hit-and-run traffic incidents, the Los Angeles City Council approved a series of recommendations on Tuesday.
The council agreed to support state legislation to increase penalties for those caught...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:46 PM
A once-notorious intersection at the foot of Laurel Canyon in Hollywood is being targeted for a striking new development with high-rise apartments, street-level shops and an underground grocery store.
At the southwest corner of Sunset Boulevard at...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Months after floating the idea of a trolley that would connect the landmarks of the Fairfax neighborhood, billionaire developer Rick Caruso has teamed with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to study whether such a transit option could really work in...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:52 PM
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....
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:05 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — When officials were trying to sell the most sweeping earthquake regulations in a generation, they weren't afraid to play off the pride many residents feel about their city.
Unless thousands of apartments with weak first floors were...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:19 PM
To understand how ugly the battle over the Hollywood sign has become, just look at the fliers that have been popping up recently in the hillside neighborhoods below the landmark.
In a call to arms, the fliers warn of the tourists who swarm in "like...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:57 PM
An influx of tourists clogging narrow, curving hillside streets for the perfect view of the Hollywood sign is irritating local residents who say the traffic is creating safety issues.
The once-sleepy Hollywood tour bus business has become increasingly...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge said Monday that he would ask the City Council this week to consider the earthquake risks posed by the city’s more than 1,000 old concrete buildings.
LaBonge’s call for further study follows a Times...