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  • New pediatric trauma center to serve Valley children

     
    A new pediatric trauma center is scheduled to open Monday in Northridge, offering more rapid treatment to children with life-threatening injuries, and increasing their chances of survival. The new center at the Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the...
  • L.A. might mandate spaying

    L.A. might mandate spaying
    The first phone call came a couple of years ago. A man was on the line, recalled Ellen Lavinthal, president of the rescue group Animal Alliance, and he said, "I have a litter of kittens. I need to get rid of them." She picked up the kittens and dropped...
  • Revisiting 'toilet to tap'

    Los Angeles' water supplies are getting lower. The once-desolate Owens River Valley burst into flower this year because the Department of Water and Power brought less water to the city. Other states are increasing the amount of water they are able to...
  • Go ahead, throw away your vote!

    You have a week to gear up. Next Monday, March 5, get to bed on time. Get a good night's sleep. Wake up early in the morning, do some jumping jacks, eat a good breakfast, put on comfortable shoes. Then get right to it. Grab your sample ballot, go to the...
  • Alarcon Avenue

    No wonder Richard Alarcon enjoys running for public offices (state senator, assemblyman, city councilman, mayor, etc.): The private sector just doesn't offer as many opportunities to boost the property values of a guy's fiancee. Of all the secondary...
  • LA takes baby steps to keep Hollywood at home

     
    Is Los Angeles finally trying to become a film friendly city? Don't hold your breath. But the city council this morning unanimously approved a series of modest recommendations aimed at slowing the disturbing migration rate of TV and film production......
  • L.A. mayor, council leaders strike deal to keep budget crisis from shrinking LAPD

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and two members of the City Council said today they have forged an agreement to keep the number of police officers from shrinking in the middle of a budget crisis. With officials still trying to......
  • Push for in-house DWP watchdog gains momentum

     
    The push to create an in-house ratepayer advocate at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power gained new momentum today, with a majority of the Los Angeles City Council saying that the proposal???s time has come. Although the DWP......
  • Villaraigosa launches anti-poverty program using $18 million in federal money

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today unveiled a new anti-poverty program that will include 21 Family Source centers throughout the city as one-stop shops for applying for financial, educational and some healthcare assistance programs. The...
  • Labor advocates push for law making wage theft a criminal offense in L.A.

     
    Advocates for day laborers and other low-wage workers are pushing for a new city law that would target unscrupulous employers by making wage theft a crime in the city of Los Angeles. They have found an ally in City Councilman......
  • Los Angeles council members to make donations for El Salvador storm victims

     
    Five Los Angeles City Council members this week pledged to donate $2,000 each to help storm victims in El Salvador. Council Members Jose Huizar, Eric Garcetti (council president), Ed Reyes, Tony Cardenas and Richard Alarcon promised a donation totaling...
  • L.A. City Council candidates Essel and Krekorian reflect on mayor at debate

     
    The days may be dwindling in the runoff race for the vacant seat of former Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, but one thing is clear -- neither candidate is looking for a last-minute campaign boost from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.......