| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:47 AM
If you ever been to a Los Angeles City Council meeting, you’ll remember them. They’re the gadflies who fill out speaker cards to opine as many agenda items as possible, usually as an excuse to rail against whatever injustice they feel the city...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:45 PM
The Los Angeles City Council took its first step Wednesday to explore whether beekeeping should be allowed in residential zones, asking city staff to report back on the idea.
Backyard beekeepers want Los Angeles to join New York, Santa Monica and...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 11:09 AM
The Los Angeles City Council is discussing whether to limit the number of energy drinks city employees can consume while on the job.
Apparently too much energy in a public employee can be dangerous.
Councilman Bernard C. Parks introduced a motion last...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Two L.A. City Council members are calling for their colleagues to back a statewide ballot measure that provides funding to cities for "earthquake safety improvements," including helping property owners strengthen potentially dangerous buildings that could...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Two L.A. City Council members are calling for the city to explore bond measures to help property owners strengthen potentially dangerous buildings that could collapse in a major earthquake.
The proposal by Tom LaBonge and Mitch Englander asks city staff...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:14 AM
The city of Los Angeles sent a request Thursday formally asking a UC Berkeley engineering professor for a list of concrete buildings that could be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake.
A team of researchers, led by Jack Moehle, have a database of...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:51 PM
A sharply divided Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday failed to muster the votes needed to file an appeal challenging California’s rules for ride-sharing services, capping months of debate about the city’s role in regulating the new taxi...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Ending days of mixed messages, the city of Los Angeles sent a request Thursday formally asking a UC Berkeley engineering professor for a list of concrete buildings that could be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake.
The professor, Jack Moehle,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Council members Tom LaBonge and Bernard Parks submitted separate motions Tuesday calling on the city to review and conduct reports on the earthquake safety of the city’s older concrete buildings.
The motions follow a Times report on concrete...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is facing a tangle of unforeseen political and legal challenges as he grapples with what action the city should take to identify and reinforce hundreds of old concrete buildings that may be at risk of collapse in a major...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson was easily reelected president of the city's lawmaking body for two more years, cementing his status as one of the region's most powerful elected officials.
Wesson, who has been council president for the last 18...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:32 AM
The head of a company that has managed apartments for thousands of Los Angeles' neediest residents has agreed to pay a $170,000 fine stemming from allegations that he engaged in a decade-long scheme of laundering campaign contributions, according to...