| Mar 5, 2009
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,...
| Jan 8, 2008
Los Angeles' approach to potential lawsuits is "reactionary and knee-jerk," often wasting taxpayer money in costly settlements and court judgments that could have been avoided, City Controller Laura Chick said Monday.
Chick said the city paid $35 million...
| Sep 22, 2007
Averting a trial that could have revealed embarrassing details about hazing within the Los Angeles Fire Department, the City Council voted Friday to pay nearly $1.5 million to a black firefighter who was served a meal laced with dog food by his...
| Aug 19, 2008
| 8:17 PM
Los Angeles City Conptroller Laura Chick today said she has been interviewed by the FBI and federal prosecutors regarding an investigation of City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo.
Chick said she was interviewed two weeks ago about her attempt to conduct a...
| Aug 6, 2010
The failure of the state's embattled pension system to take action after learning four years ago of Bell city officials' runaway salaries has put the fund under another unwelcome spotlight.
The state attorney general says he is shocked that nobody at the...
| Jun 28, 2009
Alfred Lomas stood at the front of a bus. "This," he bellowed, "is not a bus!"
The driver pulled out of the Dream Center, a church ministry where Lomas directs a mobile food bank. Lomas stared into the anxious faces of congregants and do-gooders, his...
| Nov 19, 2009
A city-sponsored training academy for gang intervention workers will open at least a year later than Los Angeles officials had hoped after a collision of philosophies and egos -- a hitch in the city's effort to modernize its campaign against street...
| Apr 10, 2008
Earl Ofari Hutchinson argued in favor of the notion of a 40-hour moratorium on murder in his Blowback, "Saving lives isn’t silliness." He and other activists who promoted it seem indignant that their concept, approved by the Los Angeles County Board...
| Jan 1, 2009
The fates were kind to The Times in 2008. OK, not the financial fates, what with our parent company's bankruptcy filing and all. But five of the 31 wishes we made last year at this time came true; that may not seem like an impressive record, but in the...
| Feb 10, 2009
Today's topic: City Controller Laura Chick says she'll vote no on Measure B because she thinks "the entire process of how it ended up on the ballot stinks." On the other hand, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other local leaders tout Measure B as a badly...
| Feb 11, 2009
Today's topic: Why did the city rush to put Measure B on the March 3 ballot before a full analysis of its cost and effect on rates was completed? Previously, Humphreville and Leonard debated the polarized political views on Measure B.
The DWP money train...
| Feb 14, 2009
Today's topic: What happens with solar energy in Los Angeles if Measure B doesn't pass? Click here to read previous exchanges in this Dust-Up.
Solar, starting from scratch Point: Jack Humphreville
If voters reject Measure B on March 3, the Los Angeles...