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  • When it comes to free tickets, City Hall should just say no

    How soon they forget. It was only three years ago that four Los Angeles City Council members — including Mayor Eric Garcetti, who was then a councilman — and former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were fined thousands of dollars for accepting...
  • James Hahn: An L.A. mayor to remember

     James Hahn: An L.A. mayor to remember
    In a city of big egos and bigger-than-life politicians, the accomplishments of a courageous and hardworking mayor who avoided the limelight tend to get lost. That makes it especially gratifying that the Los Angeles City Hall East building will soon be...
  • Telluride Film Review: 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper'

    The Los Angeles Police Department's famed motto, "to protect and to serve," has rarely sounded as hollow as it does during Nick Broomfield's "Tales of the Grim Sleeper," an eye-opening account of alleged serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr., accused of...
  • 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper' documentary looks at L.A. slaying suspect

     'Tales of the Grim Sleeper' documentary looks at L.A. slaying suspect
    For nearly a quarter-century, police said, Lonnie Franklin Jr. terrified people in South Los Angeles, luring women to his backyard camper with money and drugs and then brutally murdering them. Franklin was arrested in 2010, and accusations about his...
  • The voter turnout conundrum in L.A.

    The voter turnout conundrum in L.A.
    It's one of the worst ideas we've heard in a long time: Last week, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission floated a plan to offer cash prizes as an incentive to get Angelenos to vote in local elections. Sheer desperation, as far as we can tell, led the...
  • How to boost voter turnout in L.A. -- and it isn't offering prizes

    How to boost voter turnout in L.A. -- and it isn't offering prizes
    In a wondrous proposal that says more about the decline of civilization than its authors surely intended, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission has come up with a way to boost voter turnout in L.A. city elections: Make voters eligible for cash prizes. The...
  • Austin Beutner named publisher and CEO of Los Angeles Times

    Austin Beutner named publisher and CEO of Los Angeles Times
    Austin Beutner, the civic leader and former Wall Street investment banker, is the new publisher and chief executive of the Los Angeles Times. Beutner, 54, who served as first deputy mayor of Los Angeles for more than a year and briefly explored a run for...
  • In border crisis, cities and states revisit anti-gang policies

    Second of two parts. Back in El Salvador, a 15-year-old boy is doing what 15-year-old boys everywhere do. He's hanging out, laughing and joking, when a buddy approaches him with a demand: Give me your cellphone. The boy refuses, not realizing his...
  • Sheila Kuehl, Bobby Shriver keep up brisk fundraising for supervisor

    Former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl and former Santa Monica City Councilman Bobby Shriver have raised a combined $3.5 million this year in their high-profile quest to win the Westside and San Fernando Valley seat held by termed-out L.A. County Supervisor...
  • Plaintiffs in Prop. 8 case renew vows a year later in Beverly Hills

    Plaintiffs in Prop. 8 case renew vows a year later in Beverly Hills
    The second time around, the grooms wore matching sleek, black suits. In a star-studded Beverly Hills party Saturday, Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, two of the plaintiffs in the landmark case that struck down Proposition 8’s ban on same-sex...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti took a low-risk approach in his first year

    Mayor Eric Garcetti took a low-risk approach in his first year
    Mayor Eric Garcetti's appearance last fall at an auditorium across the street from Los Angeles City Hall drew scant attention. It was a gathering of watershed protection specialists, and he'd come with an ardent appeal: Join him the following week at a...
  • L.A. violated labor law in rolling back pension benefits, report finds

    An independent hearing officer Monday dealt a major setback to Los Angeles' effort to rein in public employee pension costs, concluding that elected officials violated labor law when they voted to roll back retirement benefits for new civilian workers...