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  • L.A. parks worker accused of selling city gasoline on black market

     
    A gardener for the city of Los Angeles has been arrested and charged with allegedly selling thousands of dollars of city-owned gasoline on the black market....
  • L.A. controller issues

    L.A. controller issues
    The City Council doesn't lack for a sense of humor. Take last Friday, for example, when it scuttled an attempt to let voters clarify whether the city controller has the power to audit programs run by other elected officials. To get the joke, you'll...
  • L.A.'s trickle-down theory

    Darn those gophers. They are the reason, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said, that his irrigation system gushed instead of dripped and made his water usage soar far above comparable homeowners' in his former Mount Washington neighborhood. The little...
  • Wendy Greuel for L.A. city controller

    The city controller candidate of our dreams is not running. Perhaps such a person doesn't exist. The difficult job requires someone with sufficient knowledge of City Hall to be able to ferret out poor management of programs; enough backbone to stand up to...
  • L.A. County sheriff's officials acknowledge that genetic evidence in 5,635 rape cases may be untested

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, under pressure from county supervisors and watchdog groups to account for its handling of DNA evidence from sexual assault cases, acknowledged Wednesday it did not know whether genetic evidence from more than...
  • L.A. announces plan to reduce backlog of unexamined DNA evidence from violent crimes

    Top city officials Tuesday unveiled a plan to help the Los Angeles Police Department's crime lab reduce its massive backlog of unexamined DNA evidence from violent crimes, but they acknowledged that the funding for the proposal was less than certain....
  • L.A.'s fleet flounders in the Rose Parade

    Not to rain on anyone's parade, but it was hard not to notice last week that the city of Los Angeles really, really needs some help when it comes to its floats for the annual Rose Parade. This year's edition was a tribute to the Port of Los Angeles. That...
  • Main rivals for L.A. city controller have contrasting styles

    Main rivals for L.A. city controller have contrasting styles
    Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel and electrical engineer Nick Patsaouras look similar on paper: They live in the San Fernando Valley, take a deep interest in public transit and run in the same circle of political climbers. Yet temperamentally,...
  • L.A. council colleagues unhappy over Weiss campaign mailer

    A new campaign mailer from City Councilman Jack Weiss, a city attorney candidate, sparked unusually heated criticism from several of his council colleagues Tuesday with the election just three weeks away. The brochure sent to voters early this month...
  • Candidate Paul Koretz: 5th District, L.A. City Council

    With the March 3 primary election drawing near, The Times asked all candidates for the 5th District Los Angeles City Council seat to respond to questions about key issues facing the nation's second-largest city. Here are the responses from candidate...
  • Candidate Robyn Ritter Simon: 5th District, L.A. City Council

    With the March 3 primary election drawing near, The Times asked all candidates for the 5th District Los Angeles City Council seat to respond to questions about key issues facing the nation's second-largest city. Here are the responses from candidate Robyn...
  • Did Villaraigosa's margin of victory hurt gubernatorial ambitions?

    Did Villaraigosa's margin of victory hurt gubernatorial ambitions?
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa handily won his reelection bid. Whether he secured the type of bounce needed to catapult him into a 2010 race for governor is another matter entirely. With nine little-known challengers running against him,...