| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Local leaders warned Tuesday that if voters approve a ballot measure to create an independent health department in the city of Los Angeles residents would immediately lose health protections until a new agency was established, and the expense could result...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Los Angeles County supervisors agreed Tuesday to a contract that officials say will ensure that the most serious county jail inmates serve their full terms.
The $75-million, five-year agreement with the Taft Community Correctional Facility run by the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Los Angeles County officials voted this week to try to block a ballot measure that would create an independent health agency for the city of Los Angeles.
The move puts the county in line with the Los Angeles City Council, which has also voted to go to...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
This post has been corrected. See note below.
Already a Los Angeles landmark, Walt Disney Concert Hall turns 10 this fall. Celebrations on Grand Avenue will be populist and bold, including a Los Angeles Philharmonic gala on Sept. 30 with video...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:38 PM
In response to a scathing report about a lack of government oversight and improper payments to taxpayer-funded rehabilitation clinics, a local official is calling for a review of Los Angeles County’s authority over such contracts and its ability...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Putting together L.A.’s Lula Washington Dance Theatre and New York’s Complexions Contemporary Ballet for a shared program was not an obvious pairing.
But when the sky darkened, the lights came on and the dancing began outdoors Saturday...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Los Angeles County officials said the Supreme Court’s refusal to block an order for the release of state prison inmates will endanger the community and stretch already strained services.
“It is inevitable that public safety will be adversely...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:23 PM
Vacant beds at the Veterans Administration campus in West Los Angeles will be filled by homeless vets on state waiting lists for nursing home care, authorities said Thursday.
The arrangement is part of stepped-up federal assistance, including expanded...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:04 PM
On a typical Friday or Saturday night on Long Beach Boulevard in Compton and nearby communities, men by the hundreds go cruising for prostitutes, and they have no trouble finding them.
It used to be that a "john" had to take care not to get caught...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The Ford Amphitheatre can be magical, especially for dance: The tiered performance area, stone steps and verdant foliage seem to heighten the art form's already ephemeral qualities. When L.A.'s Lula Washington Dance Theatre joins forces with New York-...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Los Angeles County leaders on Tuesday approved $29 million in new spending on the rebuilding of a hospital in South Los Angeles, bringing the total price tag of the long-awaited Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital to $281.4 million.