| Jul 9, 2014
| 9:29 PM
As an annual deadline looms for Los Angeles to pay nearly $4 million to a controversial pair of Department of Water and Power affiliates, one city leader announced his refusal to sign the checks and another sued to have a court-appointed receiver take...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:29 PM
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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:11 PM
The dispute between top Los Angeles officials and one of the city's most powerful labor leaders intensified Tuesday when Department of Water and Power union boss Brian D'Arcy warned that the city was asking for "trouble" if money is withheld from two...
| May 27, 2014
| 3:46 PM
The Los Angeles City Council voted 15-0 Tuesday to create a citizens' health commission to assess the needs of residents and monitor how well Los Angeles County -- which provides public health and healthcare services to the city -- meets its obligations....
| Apr 11, 2014
| 2:45 PM
A spokesman for a private law firm representing Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar said Friday that a city investigation into sexual harassment claims against the councilman concluded that the allegations were "baseless."
The investigative report...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Investigators looking into sexual harassment accusations against Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar "did not locate any evidence to support that the alleged discrimination, retaliation, or harassment occurred," according to a section of their final...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar and his attorney welcomed the completion of a confidential city investigation into sexual harassment claims against him, saying through a spokesman Friday that the findings supported their assertion that the...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:42 PM
When Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his first budget this week, he proudly announced that he was doubling funding to fix broken sidewalks from $10 million to $20 million.
There's just one problem: None of the money that was budgeted for this year has been...
| May 9, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday joined a group of civic and elected officials opposed to Shelly Sterling continuing as half-owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, even if the NBA strips the other half of the team from her husband, Donald.
| May 8, 2014
| 10:05 PM
Shelly Sterling said Thursday that she would like to maintain for life her half-ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, while allowing a new co-owner — who would replace her husband, Donald — to control the operations of the NBA franchise....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Many Chicago shoppers would have to change the way they tote groceries, clothing and other items from store to home under a plan to ban the plastic bags that have become a ubiquitous feature of modern life.
The idea is to dramatically lower the number...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:10 PM
A bitter political tug-of-war over who will host a Fourth of July fireworks show at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum took another turn Friday when City Councilman Bernard C. Parks withdrew his bid to host the show -- and said he would hold a separate...