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  • L.A. lawmakers press for cleanup of city's trash-strewn alleys

    L.A. lawmakers press for cleanup of city's trash-strewn alleys
    When she was a child in South Los Angeles, 77-year-old Meredith Watts remembers she could play in the alleys. Now the dusty lane behind her 51st Street home is a perpetual nuisance, clogged with castaway armchairs, the husks of dead televisions, cans...
  • War of words erupts as L.A. councilmen vie for Fourth of July event

    War of words erupts as L.A. councilmen vie for Fourth of July event
    A war of words erupted Tuesday between two Los Angeles City Councilmen vying for control of the annual Fourth of July fireworks show at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. In a blistering press release, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks...
  • Judge in DWP case: The public should know how public money is spent

    Judge in DWP case: The public should know how public money is spent
    DWP union boss Brian D’Arcy had his day in court Tuesday and lost. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Chalfant denied the request from D’Arcy and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 18, to block subpoenas issued by...
  • L.A. councilmen spar again over Fourth of July event at Coliseum

    L.A. councilmen spar again over Fourth of July event at Coliseum
    A political spat over who should steer a Fourth of July fireworks show played out Wednesday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, as two Los Angeles City councilmen vied for control of the annual event. But the commission decided against...
  • War of words erupts over Fourth of July event

    War of words erupts over Fourth of July event
    A war of words erupted Tuesday between two Los Angeles City Council members vying for control of the annual Fourth of July fireworks show at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. In a blistering press release, Councilman Bernard C. Parks accused Councilman...
  • L.A. Council overhauls trash collection for business, big apartments

    L.A. Council overhauls trash collection for business, big apartments
    The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to overhaul the way garbage is collected from tens of thousands of businesses and apartment complexes in what supporters described as an ambitious bid to put Los Angeles at the forefront of reducing landfill...
  • Shortage of low-income housing pushes tenants into dangerous situations

    Shortage of low-income housing pushes tenants into dangerous situations
    Dozens of people shared only three showers in the building that Patricia McDowell called home for the last 2 1/2 years. Roaches skittered across the floor, she said, and lights went out and stayed out. In recent months, McDowell said she had to run an...
  • Some officials dismayed that 'Promise Zone' excludes South L.A.

    Some officials dismayed that 'Promise Zone' excludes South L.A.
    When President Obama officially announced Thursday that several low-income Los Angeles neighborhoods would be eligible for grants as part of his signature poverty initiative, some city officials reacted with surprise that none of the areas were in South...
  • Garcetti joins call to give $15 minimum wage to some hotel workers

    Garcetti joins call to give $15 minimum wage to some hotel workers
    Mayor Eric Garcetti has joined the ranks of supporters of a sharp rise in the minimum wage for workers at large hotels in Los Angeles. Several members of the City Council are preparing to release a formal proposal that large hotels pay their workers...
  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti jumps on the income inequality bandwagon

    L.A. Mayor Garcetti jumps on the income inequality bandwagon
    Judging from the trends in political rhetoric, "income inequality" has become the new "poverty." The latest example comes from a piece by my colleague Michael Finnegan in Monday's edition of The Times, in which Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti throws his...
  • L.A.'s plan to make Figueroa a 'complete street' makes sense

     L.A.'s plan to make Figueroa a 'complete street' makes sense
    Los Angeles is on the verge of transforming four miles of Figueroa from downtown to Exposition Park into the city's first "complete street," serving cars, buses, bicycles and pedestrians equally. The $20-million project, which would replace two car...
  • Bid to hike L.A. minimum wage gets pair of powerful backers

    Bid to hike L.A. minimum wage gets pair of powerful backers
    The debate on whether Los Angeles hotel workers should be paid at least $15.37 an hour opened last week with some less-than-expected allies for a "living wage" and some questions from City Council members about whether the proposal goes too far, or not...