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  • Does Villaraigosa have a conflict working for Edelman and Herbalife?

    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa landed a new job Tuesday as an advisor to global public relations firm Edelman. One person surprised by the news was Bill Ackman, who has employed Edelman in his well-publicized campaign against Los...
  • 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 --...
  • L.A. councilman says Jerry Brown failed taxpayers on Coliseum deal

    L.A. councilman says Jerry Brown failed taxpayers on Coliseum deal
    City Councilman Bernard C. Parks on Monday said Gov. Jerry Brown failed California taxpayers by ignoring his complaints about secrecy surrounding the deal that gave USC control of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and nearly all of its revenue. Parks...
  • L.A. city employees receive last in a costly series of raises

    L.A. city employees receive last in a costly series of raises
    At least 13,000 Los Angeles city employees received a 5.5% raise Wednesday, the final piece of a salary agreement that became a major financial burden during the recent economic downturn. The pay hike means a majority of workers with the Coalition of L....
  • Fixing the Fire Department

    Fixing the Fire Department
    Nearly two years ago, the brilliant facade of the Los Angeles Fire Department cracked. Long regarded as one of the nation's premier firefighting agencies, it was reduced by the recession and budget cuts and left unable to deliver the high standard of...
  • Digital dollars on rise. Campion to head Cannes jury. Bay walks!

    Digital dollars on rise. Campion to head Cannes jury. Bay walks!
    After the coffee. Before figuring out why 2014 is dragging. The Skinny: Apparently the first Monday after Jan. 1 is the most depressing day of the year. I actually was in a good mood yesterday. Go figure. Maybe I'm just grateful not to be at the...
  • Former L.A. mayor to advise Spanish-language broadcaster Estrella TV

    Former L.A. mayor to advise Spanish-language broadcaster Estrella TV
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has joined Spanish-language broadcaster Estrella TV as a senior advisor to help the 4-year-old television network gain traction. The network, based in Burbank, is banking on Villaraigosa to give it greater...
  • CicLAvia closes a few streets to cars but can open the city's mind

    CicLAvia closes a few streets to cars but can open the city's mind
    What is CicLAvia? That's hardly a simple question these days. The Los Angeles open-streets festival, which may gain a monthly spot on the calendar by 2017, isn't just drawing increasingly large crowds and expanding into new territory, including upcoming...
  • S. Korea tycoon has high hopes for L.A. hotel project

    S. Korea tycoon has high hopes for L.A. hotel project
    On a honeymoon trip to Southern California in 1974, Yang-ho Cho and his new bride drove into downtown Los Angeles only to get lost among the dark, empty industrial buildings and shuttered shops. Cho remembers he could find no one on the streets to ask...
  • L.A. is facing a grim tomorrow, panel says

    L.A. is facing a grim tomorrow, panel says
    Los Angeles is a city facing economic decline, weighed down by poverty, strangled by traffic and suffering from a crisis of leadership, according to a report released Wednesday by a 13-member panel of influential civic leaders. The Los Angeles 2020...
  • Report calls L.A. a city in decline, warns of crisis in leadership

    Report calls L.A. a city in decline, warns of crisis in leadership
    Los Angeles is a city in decline, strangled by traffic, weighed down by poverty and suffering from "a crisis of leadership and direction," according to a report released Wednesday by a 13-member citizen panel. The Los Angeles 2020 Commission, convened...
  • DWP chief Ron Nichols resigns amid controversies

    DWP chief Ron Nichols resigns amid controversies
    Ron Nichols announced his resignation Thursday as general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, which is struggling through a pair of public-relations debacles. Despite repeated demands from elected officials, Nichols has been unable...