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  • L.A. City Council takes heat over building exemption in Bel-Air

    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...
  • Trial date set in L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar sexual harassment case

    Trial date set in L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar sexual harassment case
    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...
  • Candidates line up to succeed L.A. Councilmen Parks, LaBonge

    Candidates line up to succeed L.A. Councilmen Parks, LaBonge
    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....
  • Garcetti taps 5 supporters to serve on L.A. library panel

    Garcetti taps 5 supporters to serve on L.A. library panel
    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...
  • Head of Coliseum Commission testified falsely, judge rules

    Head of Coliseum Commission testified falsely, judge rules
    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...
  • Judge orders L.A. Coliseum documents released in secrecy lawsuit

    Judge orders L.A. Coliseum documents released in secrecy lawsuit
    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...
  • L.A. leaders call for panel to find ways to boost voter turnout

    L.A. leaders call for panel to find ways to boost voter turnout
    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...
  • Hollywood skyscrapers too close to earthquake fault, opponents say

    Hollywood skyscrapers too close to earthquake fault, opponents say
    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...
  • After assemblyman's dad killed, L.A. councilman got 'frantic' call

    After assemblyman's dad killed, L.A. councilman got 'frantic' call
    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...
  • DWP called on to change unlimited paid sick-day policy

    DWP called on to change unlimited paid sick-day policy
    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...
  • 3 L.A. school board members favor special election to replace LaMotte

    3 L.A. school board members favor special election to replace LaMotte
    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...
  • Former aide accuses Huizar of harassment

    Former aide accuses Huizar of harassment
    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...