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  • No on Measure A

    No on Measure A
    Los Angeles was once a great place to grow up, and it wasn't just because of the sunshine and the beach. Kids here enjoyed a great public school system, true, but it was more than that. They had an infrastructure of first-rate libraries, organized after-...
  • A developing power

    LA.'s own "soft revolution" is, for the present, colored bright orange -- the color of Home Depot's nearly ubiquitous logo. By a 12-1 majority, the City Council last week took the highly unusual step of denying the desire of the home-improvement...
  • I tried, but failed, to bring ethics to City Hall

    Five years ago, when I joined the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, I was new to government, a bit wide-eyed about what I'd be able to get done and eager to begin shepherding big changes through the system. In particular, I hoped to help clean up a...
  • Miles to go for L.A. justice

    Over the last few decades, it's been easy to blame the leadership of the Los Angeles Police Department, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and the district attorney's office for the catastrophic failures of L.A.'s criminal justice system. These...
  • Villaraigosa Offers Bleak Financial Forecast for L.A.

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa offered a bleak financial forecast for city government over the next two years on Saturday, warning that deep cuts to services and other belt-tightening measures would be unavoidable because of the worsening economic...
  • Villaraigosa Wins 2nd Term as L.A. Mayor

    LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa secured a second four-year term in Tuesday's election. But one of his closest allies, Councilman Jack Weiss, was headed for a May 19 runoff in the contest for city attorney. With about half of the...
  • In today's pages: False steps, botched arrests and phony outrage

     
    Miriam Pawel details how the United Farm Workers switched from backing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to increase Central Valley water supplies to opposing it. Backed by the Change to Win union coalition, Pawel writes, the UFW established a $1...
  • City controller told to sever ties with private counsel

     
    The lawsuit between the Los Angeles city controller???s office and the city attorney???s office took a new twist today when the City Council ordered Controller Wendy Greuel to sever ties with her private counsel, Fred Woocher. Woocher was hired by......
  • Los Angeles city attorney and city controller given one month to resolve dispute

     
    A judge on Tuesday gave Los Angeles??? warring city attorney and city controller another month to resolve a legal dispute over limits to the city controller???s auditing powers. At the same time, the judge expressed confusion over the Los Angeles......
  • Judge delays legal squabble between L.A. city attorney and controller

     
    Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark V. Mooney agreed to a two-week delay today in the legal dispute between City Atty. Carmen Trutanich and City Controller Wendy Greuel over the auditing powers of the controller’s office, but he underscored.......
  • Judge says L.A. controller has right to defend her office

     
    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled today that Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel can officially take the place of her predecessor, Laura Chick, in a lawsuit filed by the former city attorney. Until Judge Mark V. Mooney’s......
  • Judge rules that L.A. controller lacks authority to audit elected officials

     
    The Los Angeles city controller does not have the legal authority to conduct performance audits on the city attorney or any other elected official, including the mayor and members of the City Council, a judge ruled today. L.A. County Superior......