| Apr 28, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson called Monday for a third-party independent review to determine whether Clippers owner Donald Sterling violated any nondiscrimination laws as part of his tenure with the team.
In a letter to NBA...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:38 PM
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...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:15 PM
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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:17 PM
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to back the NBA's decision to ban Clippers owner Donald Sterling from games and practices for life, condemning racist remarks attributed to Sterling and demanding a personal apology to Magic Johnson...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday praised NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for "bringing down the hammer" on Clippers owner Donald Sterling, capping four days of pressure from the city's political leaders over remarks said to be made by Sterling...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:16 AM
The NBA's decision to ban Donald Sterling for life was met with praise at Los Angeles City Hall, which continues to target the L.A. Clippers owner.
"Today we feel like justice has begun to be served,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said.
The L.A. City...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 6:00 PM
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...
| 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...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Nearly a decade ago, lawmakers in Los Angeles took an aggressive step to boost the city's languishing Convention Center, granting tens of millions of dollars in tax breaks to spark construction of a 54-story hotel nearby.
The strategy worked, bringing...
| 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...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 9:03 AM
A Los Angeles councilman says he won't attend Clippers games as long as Donald Sterling is owner after a recording was made public that purports to show the NBA team's owner making racist statements.
Councilman Curren Price, whose South L.A. district...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:05 PM
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...