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  • Fast-food protests: Dozens of workers arrested in strike for higher pay

    Fast-food protests: Dozens of workers arrested in strike for higher pay
    Dozens of fast-food workers from Los Angeles to Manhattan were arrested as they escalated a fight for better pay Thursday with strikes, rallies and acts of civil disobedience. Police took 10 people into custody after the protesters linked arms and sat...
  • After tough audit, Metro moves to strengthen transit police oversight

    After tough audit, Metro moves to strengthen transit police oversight
    Following a bruising audit that criticized the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for failing to reduce violent crime on Metro trains and buses, transportation officials Thursday proposed new regulations to tighten oversight of the lucrative policing...
  • SBA chief Maria Contreras-Sweet on micro-lending and the minimum wage

    Maria Contreras-Sweet, who assumed the reins as head of the U.S. Small Business Administration five months ago, stopped in downtown Los Angeles this week during a West Coast tour to discuss micro-lending, immigrant entrepreneurship and access to capital....
  • State should stay out of this L.A. fight

     State should stay out of this L.A. fight
    California legislators have passed a bill that irresponsibly backs public employee unions in a political dispute with Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Gov. Jerry Brown should veto AB 1881 and let labor groups and the...
  • When it comes to free tickets, City Hall should just say no

    How soon they forget. It was only three years ago that four Los Angeles City Council members — including Mayor Eric Garcetti, who was then a councilman — and former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were fined thousands of dollars for accepting...
  • The time is right for a minimum wage boost

    To the editor: The belief of some business leaders that raising the minimum wage to $13.25 an hour in Los Angeles "would lead to layoffs, cutbacks in workers' hours and price increases to maintain profits" is an argument not for keeping wages stagnant but...
  • California mayors urge governor to sign gun control bill

    California mayors urge governor to sign gun control bill
    A group representing 69 California mayors, including Los Angeles’ Eric Garcetti, sent a letter Wednesday to Gov. Jerry Brown, urging him to sign legislation that would make it easier to temporarily remove guns from individuals believed to be...
  • Most L.A. City Council offices got free tickets to Made in America

    Dozens of tickets to the Made in America festival were distributed to Los Angeles City Council offices last week by representatives of Mayor Eric Garcetti, provided free by concert promoter Live Nation. Tickets were given to 12 of the 15 council...
  • LAX FlyAway bus service to and from Hollywood starts today

    LAX FlyAway bus service to and from Hollywood starts today
    The popular low-cost FlyAway bus to Los Angeles International Airport is launching a new route to Hollywood today, a little more than a month after expanding service to Santa Monica. Buses on the new route will operate hourly from 5:15 a.m. to 10:15 p....
  • Kafi Blumenfield to lead Discovery Cube Los Angeles science museum

     Kafi Blumenfield to lead Discovery Cube Los Angeles science museum
    Kafi Blumenfield, who spent most of the last seven years giving away money to grass-roots social causes when she was head of the L.A.-based Liberty Hill Foundation, has been hired as the founding executive director of the Discovery Cube Los Angeles...
  • Hiking L.A.'s minimum wage is a win-win

    Hiking L.A.'s minimum wage is a win-win
    Of all major cities in the country, Los Angeles has the highest percentage of population living in poverty. After decades of slow job growth and stagnant wages, 28% of Angelenos — 1 million people — today live below the poverty line. Our city'...
  • Grand Park benefits Made in America, but is the reverse true?

    Grand Park benefits Made in America, but is the reverse true?
    Was Made in America more about bringing down barriers or putting them up? For Mayor Eric Garcetti, the two-day music festival, which wrapped up Sunday evening at downtown L.A.'s Grand Park, was a chance to advertise his interest in trimming red tape...