| May 14, 2013
| 9:26 AM
The presiding judge of L.A. County's Juvenile Court and the head of a court-appointed law firm representing foster children have called on Los Angeles county supervisors to sever the county’s contract with Teens Happy Homes.
Starr Heimov, who...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Los Angeles County supervisors are scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to eliminate or reduce filming fees at their newly opened downtown Grand Park to entice Hollywood to use the site more.
Movie productions currently have to spend $20,000 per block...
| May 1, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Los Angeles County supervisors reported no action after a closed-door meeting to consider terminating the county's decades-long relationship with Teens Happy Homes, a private foster care provider that officials say repeatedly misused funds and placed...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 2:57 PM
After a vigorous debate Thursday, the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority temporarily suspended the monthly fee that Los Angeles County residents pay on devices required to use new toll lanes.
Metro's board of directors voted 7 to 4 to...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 1:25 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Former state Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica) made it official Thursday. She will be a candidate for the seat being vacated by Zev Yaroslavsky on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
Kuehl, who served as chair of the Senate...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 8:15 AM
The Ford Theatres in Hollywood is featuring a new performance series named after county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky as part of its new 2013 summer season.
The season, which was announced this week, includes Mandy Patinkin with the Pasadena Pops, ...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A minority of voters living in a daisy chain of small, suburban and relatively upscale enclaves around the county's outer rim were largely responsible for last fall's razor thin defeat of a $90-billion transit tax that received lopsided ballot box...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 9:35 PM
A total of $35,000 in reward money is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or individuals responsible for setting at least 17 fires in Hollywood and West Hollywood early Friday morning, officials said....
| Jan 16, 2012
I can't say for sure whether Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky will run for mayor in 2013. I don't even know with certainty whether he's already made up his mind and is just stringing the rest of us along. What I can tell you without any...
| Aug 27, 2012
It was more than 20 years ago that I covered my first meeting of the Los Angeles City Council. As I headed to the chambers, a colleague advised me to take special note of two members: Richard Alatorre, he said, understood city politics better than anyone,...
| Nov 12, 2012
An essential element of a successful political campaign, whether for U.S. president or mayor of Los Angeles, is that it identifies a path to victory. Candidates have to differentiate themselves from competitors and appeal to constituencies sympathetic...