| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:43 PM
West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran said Friday that he has filed paperwork to run for termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s seat and expects to make a formal announcement later this year.
“I am calling...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:51 PM
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...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Tom Sherak, the city of Los Angeles' new "film czar," said that he will gather a group of about 15 industry executives and workers to help create a strategic plan to address runaway production.
Sherak, speaking at an event on Friday at Raleigh Studios...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 12:37 PM
The Los Angeles City Council cleared the way Wednesday for Mayor Eric Garcetti to overhaul the five-member panel that oversees the city's electrical utility.
On a 15 to 0 vote, the council confirmed four new commissioners at the Department of Water...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:16 PM
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday cleared the way for Mayor Eric Garcetti to overhaul the five-member panel that oversees the city's electricity and water utility.
On a 15-0 vote, the council confirmed four new commissioners at the Department of...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 1:05 PM
In a step to help attract more television production, the Los Angeles City Council approved a measure to waive fees for producers who shoot television pilots in the city.
The council Tuesday unanimously supported the resolution, which has been backed by...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:30 PM
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance that will waive fees on TV pilots, in hopes of recapturing a greater share of production of one-hour drama series that depend heavily on location filming.
A spokesman for Los Angeles Mayor...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:50 PM
With the municipal election 18 months away, the number of contenders looking to replace L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge has quickly grown to three.
Tara Bannister, vice president for the National Apartment Assn., informed the city's Ethics Commission...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:16 PM
For Art Ginsburg, it started and ended with deli.
The founder of Art's Deli and Restaurant in Studio City worked his way through junior college building triple-decker sandwiches at a cousin's deli.
When he and his wife, Sandy, had a deli of their own,...
| May 1, 2013
Just once, it would be nice to encounter a well-prepared grass-roots candidate for the Los Angeles City Council. There is no good reason that a neighborhood activist or business owner can't do some homework and come to a council race with a well-crafted,...
| May 7, 2013
| 7:50 PM
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to provide $1.6 million to reverse a controversial new staffing plan at the Fire Department, handing a victory to the employee union that had branded it as unsafe.
Over the weekend, the department began...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:12 PM
Several top Los Angeles officials, including Mayor Eric Garcetti, are calling for changes to a policy that allows employees at the city's Department of Water and Power to collect unlimited sick pay.
The policy, revealed by The Times on Friday, allows...