1 day ago | DWP
On a recent Thursday evening, about 100 civic leaders drank wine and ate appetizers on the rooftop patio of Pacoima City Hall. The building serves as the headquarters of Pacoima Beautiful, a nonprofit that was hosting its annual Environmental Just...
8 days ago | Crime
The second season of HBO's True Detective debuted on Sunday night. The show is set in Vinci, a small, corrupt town on the fringes of downtown Los Angeles, which is quite obviously based on the city of Vernon. The season appears to be mining Vernon...
15 days ago | City Hall
Last month, Controller Ron Galperin released a blistering audit of two trusts at the Department of Water and Power. For the first time, the audit provided up-close look at the workings of IBEW Local 18, the powerful and secretive union that repres...
19 days ago | Crime
An employee of the L.A. Department of Water and Power has been arrested on charges that he embezzled $4.4 million from the utility over the course of almost 20 years. Thatcus "T.C." Richard, 64, worked as an audio-visual technician until his retir...
25 days ago | Politics
L.A. County Supervisor Michael Antonovich said in an interview Thursday that he is seriously considering a run for state Senate. Antonovich, 75, has served on the Board of Supervisors since 1980. He is termed out next year and is eyeing a run for ...
1 month ago | City Hall
This should be a triumphant moment for Rusty Hicks, the new leader of the L.A. County Federation of Labor. Since coming to power in November, Hicks has been fighting for a $15 minimum wage. Under his leadership, that battle has been won, and the L...