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  • LAFD chief to shift firefighters from trucks to ambulances

    LAFD chief to shift firefighters from trucks to ambulances
    Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings said Thursday he was pressing ahead with a controversial plan to move dozens of city firefighters from fire engines to ambulances, despite warnings from labor groups that the change would put lives at risk. In the...
  • State academic performance slips, but L.A. Unified improves

    State academic performance slips, but L.A. Unified improves
    California public schools lost ground this year in overall academic performance for the first time in a decade, but more than half met state goals for achievement on reading and math standardized tests, according to data released Thursday.   Los Angeles...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti asks top city managers to reapply for their jobs

    Mayor Eric Garcetti asks top city managers to reapply for their jobs
    Moving quickly to assemble his own team, Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday asked the top managers of 35 city agencies and departments to reapply for their jobs. Executives overseeing parks, libraries, airports and a host of other city-run services are being...
  • L.A. mayoral runoff another low mark in voter turnout: 23.3%

    L.A. mayoral runoff another low mark in voter turnout: 23.3%
    Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles' incoming mayor, won the office with fewer votes than any newly elected mayor since the 1930s, when the city population was less than half its current size, according to a Times analysis of final results. Garcetti's complete...
  • Metro board approves Crenshaw Line's Leimert Park Village station

    Metro board approves Crenshaw Line's Leimert Park Village station
    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday approved $80 million for an underground train station in Leimert Park Village along the Crenshaw Line, ending two years of uncertainty over the station's future. The motion, sponsored by L.A....
  • DWP union is a big donor in mayor's race, its members get big pay

    DWP union is a big donor in mayor's race, its members get big pay
    Employees at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, whose union is the single biggest contributor in the current mayoral race, earned average total pay of nearly $100,000 in 2011, according to a Times analysis of the most recent publicly available...
  • Garcetti puts two major Wendy Greuel supporters on planning panel

    Garcetti puts two major Wendy Greuel supporters on planning panel
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday appointed two major supporters of his opponent in this year's mayoral election, former City Controller Wendy Greuel, to serve on the influential Planning Commission. Garcetti chose former Police Commission...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti tells several managers they will keep their jobs

    Mayor Eric Garcetti tells several managers they will keep their jobs
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has told at least five of the city's department heads that he has decided to keep them as high-level managers, part of his months-long effort to build a new administration. Garcetti, who is going through a review of more...
  • Garcetti says he'll stop merger of Los Angeles building agencies

    Garcetti says he'll stop merger of Los Angeles building agencies
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday that he plans to halt the merger of two major agencies that the city was looking to consolidate in an effort to streamline approval of real estate projects. At a meeting with The Times editorial board,...
  • Black and Latino leaders call for Herbalife investigation

    Black and Latino leaders call for Herbalife investigation
    A group of black and Latino community leaders is calling on California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris to launch an investigation into nutritional products maker Herbalife Ltd., accusing the Los Angeles company of being a pyramid scheme. The activists --...
  • Two candidates looking to replace L.A. Councilman Tom LaBonge

    Two candidates looking to replace L.A. Councilman Tom LaBonge
    Two longtime political aides took the first step Tuesday toward running in the March 2015 election for the seat being vacated by Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge. Teddy Davis, who spent more than a year as a spokesman for former Mayor Antonio...
  • Top aide to L.A. Councilman Paul Koretz seeking Tom LaBonge's seat

    Top aide to L.A. Councilman Paul Koretz seeking Tom LaBonge's seat
    The top aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz said Wednesday that she would run for the Silver Lake-to-Sherman Oaks seat being vacated by Councilman Tom LaBonge, bringing the total number of contenders to four. Joan Pelico, Koretz's chief of...