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  • L.A. Councilman Huizar accused of groping woman in 2005

    L.A. Councilman Huizar accused of groping woman in 2005
    Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar, recently accused by a former top aide of pressuring her for sex and retaliating when she rebuffed him, was the subject of a 2005 criminal investigation in which a Pasadena massage therapist said Huizar groped her,...
  • Mayor won't rehire L.A. cultural affairs head Olga Garay-English

    Mayor won't rehire L.A. cultural affairs head Olga Garay-English
    Olga Garay-English will step down Jan. 4 after 6 1/2 years as head of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday. Since taking office in July, Garcetti has had department heads reapply for their jobs. His...
  • All-electric race series with Leonardo DiCaprio team headed to L.A.

    All-electric race series with Leonardo DiCaprio team headed to L.A.
    Gentlemen, start your batteries. Formula E, the world’s first fully electric race series, has confirmed its 10-city calendar for the 2014-15 season, including a stop in Los Angeles in early 2015. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is among those getting in...
  • 2013 Newsmaker: Burbank couple fought civil rights battle that changed the nation

    2013 Newsmaker: Burbank couple fought civil rights battle that changed the nation
    A Burbank couple made national headlines this year after successfully tackling Proposition 8, California's 2008 ban on same-sex marriage. Burbank residents Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, along with a lesbian couple from Berkeley, challenged the ban in...
  • Coliseum incurred big expense in trying to keep USC lease talks secret

    Coliseum incurred big expense in trying to keep USC lease talks secret
    The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was flirting with insolvency, but that didn't stop its government overseers from incurring hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal expenses to keep secret their deliberations on a new long-term lease for the stadium....
  • New Bel-Air mansion reflects resurgence of behemoth L.A. homes

    New Bel-Air mansion reflects resurgence of behemoth L.A. homes
    Nearing completion after five years of construction in the hills of Bel-Air, Chateau des Fleurs looms like some super-sized Hollywood notion of dynastic France. From the street, the two-story mansion on three acres — where Stone Canyon and...
  • 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...
  • Hillary Clinton supporters meet in Los Angeles to boost 2016 bid

    A group urging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016 held a fundraiser in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night, during which supporters called it their duty to encourage the former secretary of State to seek the White House. “...
  • 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...
  • Spreading the Pentecostal spirit

    Spreading the Pentecostal spirit
    "Dios es bueno!" (God is good!) Pastor Rene Molina moved among the sea of believers, bestowing blessings with his touch. He placed a hand on one worshiper's head, sparking such emotion that the man fell to the floor. "Jesus was an immigrant and...
  • 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...