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  • Earthquake risk: L.A. formally requests list of concrete buildings

    Earthquake risk: L.A. formally requests list of concrete buildings
    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...
  • City Council's vote to appeal ride-sharing regulations falls short

    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...
  • L.A. officials want more study on old concrete buildings

    L.A. officials want more study on old concrete buildings
    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...
  • L.A. formally requests quake researchers' list of at-risk buildings

    L.A. formally requests quake researchers' list of at-risk buildings
    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,...
  • L.A. mayor weighs quake retrofit strategy

     L.A. mayor weighs quake retrofit strategy
    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...
  • L.A. council members want statewide measure for quake safety funding

    L.A. council members want statewide measure for quake safety funding
    Two Los Angeles 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...
  • Fines recommended in L.A. campaign money laundering case

     
    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...
  • Donor to three mayoral candidates hit with $170,000 ethics fine

     
    The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission on Thursday fined a business executive $170,000 for laundering dozens of campaign contributions, including 11 that went into the mayoral campaigns of three top candidates – City Controller Wendy Greuel and...
  • Opponents of sales tax hike make last pitch to voters

     
    Opponents of a sales tax hike on Tuesday’s ballot in Los Angeles made an eleventh-hour case against the measure, saying it would hurt working families and harm the city's business climate. City Council members Bernard C. Parks and Jan Perry......
  • Memo alleges race was discussed in L.A. council district mapmaking

    Memo alleges race was discussed in L.A. council district mapmaking
    A high-level staffer to Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks has alleged that an aide to Council President Herb Wesson dismissed a plan for redrawing political boundaries by saying it would put “too many Mexicans” into Wesson’s...
  • Herb Wesson easily wins reelection as L.A. City Council president

    Herb Wesson easily wins reelection as L.A. City Council president
    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...
  • Garcetti, Wesson violated voting rights law, attorney says

     Garcetti, Wesson violated voting rights law, attorney says
    The lawyer for a group of Los Angeles residents looking to undo year-old boundaries for 15 City Council districts filed a complaint Wednesday accusing two top elected officials — including newly inaugurated Mayor Eric Garcetti — of violating...