| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Homeowner groups from areas spanning the Santa Monica Mountains are accusing the Los Angeles City Council of undercutting hillside building restrictions by allowing a Bel-Air home to exceed height limits by nearly 40%.
"Little by little, they are...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 11:10 AM
A judge on Monday set a Nov. 10 trial date for the sexual harassment case filed by a longtime aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar.
Superior Court Judge William F. Fahey scheduled the date after Michael Eisenberg, an attorney for former...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:31 PM
With the next Los Angeles municipal election more than a year away, more than a dozen people have already stepped forward to compete for seats held by two of City Hall's most prominent political veterans: Councilmen Bernard C. Parks and Tom LaBonge....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday named five people to the Board of Library Commissioners, all of them supporters of his bid for citywide office earlier this year.
The volunteer panel, which oversees dozens of regional and branch libraries, will...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:03 PM
The top administrator of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission testified falsely as part of the agency's efforts to thwart public scrutiny of USC lease negotiations in violation of state law, a judge ruled Friday.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:02 AM
A judge has ordered the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission to release documents it has withheld from The Times for as long as 20 months.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Luis A. Lavin made the ruling Friday as part of a sweeping condemnation of...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council President Herb Wesson called Wednesday for the creation of a citizen panel to look for ways of boosting the city's anemic voter turnout, months after fewer than one-fourth of the electorate took part in the...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 9:46 PM
Los Angeles officials have asked the developer of a controversial Hollywood skyscraper project to conduct a new round of seismic tests to determine whether the project's towers could be at risk in an earthquake. At the same time, state officials are...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:46 PM
In the moments after Assemblyman Mike Gatto learned that his father had been shot to death in a family home in Silver Lake on Wednesday night, the Democrat put in frantic a call to a longtime friend.
Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino, a former...
| 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...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Three of six Los Angeles school board members said they favor a special election to replace Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died last week.
The Board of Education is scheduled to decide Tuesday how they will fill a vacancy created by the passing of...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:15 PM
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar said Thursday that he had a "consensual relationship" with a high-level former staffer who has accused him of waging a campaign of sexual harassment and retaliation against her.
Francine Godoy, 34, filed a lawsuit...