| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:17 AM
A board member at the West Basin Municipal Water District was sentenced Monday to 180 days in jail after pleading guilty in an embezzlement case involving his agency and a local nonprofit group.
Ronald Smith, 55, pleaded guilty to one felony count of...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:16 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is circulating a plan to raise the city's minimum wage to $13.25 an hour over three years, followed by annual boosts keyed to inflation, according to business representatives and City Hall officials.
The action is...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 4:42 PM
A Los Angeles city councilman has organized a public meeting for Tuesday evening to ease tensions over the controversial shooting of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles last week.
Councilman Curren Price said he organized the 7 p.m. meeting at...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:53 PM
A former lobbyist who spent the last year working for Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price was charged Tuesday in what prosecutors described as an elaborate embezzlement scheme that funneled thousands of dollars in public funds to a water district...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Prosecutors filed felony public corruption charges on Tuesday against a former high-level aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price, alleging the advisor participated in a scheme to send money from a Torrance-based nonprofit group to an elected...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Several Los Angeles City Council members are calling on federal lawmakers to do more to help the thousands of immigrant children who have crossed the Mexican border alone in recent months.
L.A. officials plan to introduce a council motion Friday...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 8:14 PM
The Los Angeles City Council is looking at providing nearly $180 million in subsidies to two major downtown hotel projects, while also setting the stage for other hotel deals across the city.
The council's Economic Development Committee will consider...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 7:33 PM
A coalition of activists is pushing Los Angeles to follow in the footsteps of Seattle and boost its minimum wage across the city, drafting a ballot measure that would hike the hourly base to $15.
California's minimum wage recently rose to $9 an hour and...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:36 PM
A day after using the F-word in televised remarks at an L.A. Kings victory party, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti apologized Tuesday to those who found it offensive — and suggested that they lighten up.
“I think I was just being myself for...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:33 PM
A $1-billion residential, hotel and retail complex is being planned south of the 10 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles as robust development promises to spread beyond the traditional boundaries of the neighborhood.
The proposed project, called SoLA...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:36 PM
So people with criminal records are not automatically rejected when they apply for jobs, Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price proposed Friday that employers be asked to conduct background checks only after a candidate has been found to be qualified....
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Los Angeles lawmakers took a crucial step Tuesday toward ramping up the minimum wage for thousands of hotel workers, asking staff to draft an ordinance that would increase their pay to at least $15.37 an hour.
City leaders have been considering the...