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  • On the prowl for water-use scofflaws

    On the prowl for water-use scofflaws
    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....
  • Judge rules L.A.'s ban on new medical marijuana dispensaries is invalid

    Judge rules L.A.'s ban on new medical marijuana dispensaries is invalid
    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...
  • Ceremonies commemorate Metrolink crash victims

    Ceremonies commemorate Metrolink crash victims
    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. Ray...
  • Does Measure E belong on the ballot?

    Does Measure E belong on the ballot?
    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:...
  • Go ahead, throw away your vote!

    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...
  • Measure E: Welfare for the rich or economic stimulus?

    Measure E: Welfare for the rich or economic stimulus?
    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...
  • How to stop L.A.'s corporate flight

    How to stop L.A.'s corporate flight
    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. Stopping the...
  • Solar energy without Measure B

    Solar energy without Measure B
    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...
  • Villaraigosa says he'll veto early retirement plan if council approves it

     
    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...
  • Outgoing DWP chief Nahai would keep full salary as consultant under proposal

     
    Officials at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials plan to give a consulting contract to the outgoing general manager of the power agency that would pay him the same salary he was earning as the DWP's top......
  • Mayor defends efforts to increase size of LAPD

     
    A Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today defended his efforts to increase the size of the Los Angeles Police Department and said he was bracing for a fight against City Council members who want to freeze police hiring to help......
  • Push for in-house DWP watchdog gains momentum

     
    The push to create an in-house ratepayer advocate at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power gained new momentum today, with a majority of the Los Angeles City Council saying that the proposal???s time has come. Although the DWP......