| Apr 20, 2009
| 9:45 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday released a $7.05-billion budget staked heavily on his ability to win concessions from employee unions and cut deals to lease parking garages, two essential yet unresolved components to closing an estimated...
| Aug 16, 2009
It was just after 9 a.m. when William Mims got busted in a Hancock Park driveway.
Slowly, he set down the gushing hose, which lacked an automatic shut-off nozzle, stepped away from the gray BMW he was washing and put his hands up.
"Hey, man, I confess....
| Oct 20, 2009
Los Angeles' ban on new medical marijuana dispensaries is invalid, a Superior Court judge said Monday in a decision that undermines the city's 4-month-old drive to shut down hundreds of the stores.
The judge issued an injunction banning enforcement of...
| Sep 13, 2009
At the base of a rocky hill within earshot of passing trains, they came to remember the fashion student, the music store owner, the police officer -- the 25 people in all who died a year ago Saturday in the devastating Chatsworth train crash.
| Feb 21, 2009
Why should this issue be on the ballot? Doesn't the City Council already have the power to provide incentives for businesses to stay in Los Angeles? Click here to read previous exchanges in this Dust-Up.
Beaches and sun don't cut it anymore Point:...
| Feb 26, 2007
You have a week to gear up. Next Monday, March 5, get to bed on time. Get a good night's sleep. Wake up early in the morning, do some jumping jacks, eat a good breakfast, put on comfortable shoes. Then get right to it. Grab your sample ballot, go to the...
| Feb 19, 2009
Today's topic: Giving companies financial incentives to locate in a particular area is alternately praised as a way to boost the local economy and decried as corporate welfare. What's your view? Previously, Walter Moore and Greig Smith debated ways to...
| Feb 18, 2009
Today's topic: The premise of Measure E is that Los Angeles is losing jobs and investment to other cities. How big a problem is that, and what's the root cause? City Councilman Greig Smith and mayoral candidate Walter Moore debate Measure E.
| Feb 14, 2009
Today's topic: What happens with solar energy in Los Angeles if Measure B doesn't pass? Click here to read previous exchanges in this Dust-Up.
Solar, starting from scratch Point: Jack Humphreville
If voters reject Measure B on March 3, the Los Angeles...
| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:53 AM
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa threatened today to veto any City Council decision to approve an early retirement plan for city workers, raising the stakes in the battle to eradicate a $405-million budget shortfall. Villaraigosa issued his veto...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 4:33 PM
A plan to close Los Angelesâ budget gap by eliminating at least 1,000 positions in Los Angeles city government is headed to the full City Council for consideration Wednesday, but it failed to win majority support from members of the......
| Feb 3, 2010
| 4:33 PM
As the Los Angeles City Council debated how to close a budget shortfall that is expected to grow to nearly $484 million next fiscal year, the cityâs top budget analyst for the first time identified more than $30 million in......