| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Los Angeles officials have asked the developer of a controversial Hollywood skyscraper proposal to conduct new seismic tests to determine whether the project's towers could be at risk in an earthquake.
The request from the Department of Building and...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:24 PM
A high-level staffer to Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks has alleged that an aide to Council President Herb Wesson dismissed a plan for redrawing political boundaries by saying it would put “too many Mexicans” into Wesson’s...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The lawyer for a group of Los Angeles residents looking to undo year-old boundaries for 15 City Council districts filed a complaint Wednesday accusing two top elected officials — including newly inaugurated Mayor Eric Garcetti — of violating...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:54 AM
For eight years I have photographed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, from his days on the campaign trail in 2005 at a Little League game in Sylmar to this week, his last as chief executive of the City of the Angels. We developed a sense of trust — key...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Over the last 20 years, there has been a lot of change in the top two offices of Los Angeles government. Mayors and city attorneys have been Republicans and Democrats. They've been political insiders and outsiders, and they've been ethnically diverse....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:45 AM
An independent panel to investigate complaints lodged by city employees against the city's elected officials will be convened for only the fifth time in what appears to be an effort to probe sexual harassment allegations against Los Angeles City...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 2:57 PM
A woman who was until recently Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar's deputy chief of staff has filed a workplace discrimination complaint against the city and her former boss, according to the state agency that receives such complaints.
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar said through a spokesman Monday that allegations contained in a workplace discrimination complaint filed against him by a former female staffer are untrue.
Huizar spokesman Rick Coca said in an email that the...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson called Thursday for public hearings on the proposed contract with Department of Water and Power employees, saying he wants a deal on the contract by Sept. 1.
Wesson said Mayor Eric Garcetti has...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Eggplant gardens, at least for now, are officially protected in Los Angeles.
Mayor Eric Garcetti told me Tuesday that he has instructed city staff to "cool their jets" after learning from this column about two citizens who'd been ordered to remove...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
In a rare but perhaps fleeting triumph of clear-headed thinking at Los Angeles City Hall, high-level officials have rescinded a citation issued to a South L.A. family for the crime of planting squash in their frontyard.
On the evening of my Wednesday...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:02 PM
The Los Angeles City Council has approved a plan that would radically alter the Hollywood skyline despite warnings from state officials about the project's proximity to a major earthquake fault line.
The 13-0 vote Wednesday in favor of the Hollywood...