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  • L.A. City Council votes to ban travel and future contracts with Arizona because of tough new immigration law

     
    The Los Angeles City Council, protesting Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigration, on Wednesday voted to ban most city travel to Arizona and future contracts with companies in that state. During a morning-long debate on the resolution, council members...
  • L.A. City Council mulls crackdown on abandoned shopping carts

     
    The Los Angeles City Council will decide Wednesday whether to move forward with a plan to crack down on abandoned shopping carts by requiring supermarkets to use containment systems to keep carts on their premises. The law would pertain to......
  • L.A. Council Panel Deadlocks On How To Address Mounting Deficit

    L.A. Council Panel Deadlocks On How To Address Mounting Deficit
    DOWNTOWN -- The Los Angeles City Council's budget panel deadlocked Monday on how to address the city's mounting deficit, with two council members calling for layoffs of city workers as an alternative to more furloughs. Split on how to proceed, the Budget...
  • L.A. City Council Incumbents, 9 of 10 Ballot Measures Ahead

    L.A. City Council Incumbents, 9 of 10 Ballot Measures Ahead
    LOS ANGELES -- Six members of the Los Angeles City Council were pulling ahead of their challengers in Tuesday's election, despite a year in which council members struggled to get a handle on a sweeping budget crisis. Nine of 10 ballot measures were...
  • Weiss' style an issue in race for city attorney

    Weiss' style an issue in race for city attorney
    When four of the candidates running for Los Angeles city attorney recently debated on the home turf of their chief opponent, City Councilman Jack Weiss, there was no question about whom they were targeting -- or the level of animosity that simmers among...
  • L.A. politicians push for perks for businesses

    To lure a Lowe's home improvement store to Pico Boulevard, the city of Los Angeles agreed to spend $14.3 million. To bring a Costco and a Best Buy to Pacoima, the city provided $18.7 million. And to attract a seven-story residential project to Chinatown,...
  • Villaraigosa's $7.05-billion budget calls for 10% cut to personnel costs

    Villaraigosa's $7.05-billion budget calls for 10% cut to personnel costs
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...