Update below, 5:15 p.m. Full rundown of Garcetti and Greuel's remarks behind closed doors at the Fed today. Greuel: "I'm gonna stand with labor, not stand up to labor." Controller Wendy Greuel got a major lift this morning, as the political committee of the L.A. County Federation of Labor voted ... More >>
There's only a week until Election Day, and the contentious California Assembly District 50 race has ramped up several notches, with candidate Torie Osborn sending out a mailer that questions rival and Assemblywoman Betsy Butler's commitment to education. Butler's supporters are now aggressively com ... More >>
DaRIn the wake of a rare proposal to have a sheriff's department oversee thousands of state parolees, a job that would normally go to local probation officials, union boards representing 95 percent of L.A. probation employees today announced a vote of "no confidence" in their Chief, Donald Bl ... More >>
Villaraigosa and the L.A. City Council still sit on millions of dollars in personal fat.Finally, a big coalition is urging approval of Measure L on the March 8 ballot, which would save the decimated Los Angeles public library system from anti-library Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who, as mentio ... More >>
Smart BusinessDavid Feinberg is the top-paid medical exec in the entire UC systemIsn't it fun to watch fat cats get fatter?
On top of his $739,695 base salary, UCLA administrator David Feinberg -- who serves as both associate vice chancellor and CEO of the public university's hospital system ... More >>
By Hillel Aron
Sacramento Democrats could be trapped in a cage of their own design.Proposition 25 would allow the California state legislature in Sacramento to pass the budget with a simple majority vote, as opposed to the 2/3 supermajority they now need.
It would also withhold the legislat ... More >>
Getty House, the mayor's official residence.Once upon a time there was a big-city mayor who ignored a looming budget deficit by trekking to Europe, appearing on a soap opera and hosting an Oscar party. He avoided the problem until last-minute, when it was almost too late. But the mayor had a ... More >>
‚ÄčDevelopers, billboard companies, and public employee unions will all get to have a more direct role in Los Angeles elections, thanks to last month's Supreme Court ruling that struck down limits on independent campaign activity.The L.A. Ethics Commission announced today that due to the ruling in t ... More >>
After a week of balloting, an umbrella coalition of city employee unions representing 22,000 members has just announced those members have ratified an agreement recently struck with the city's Chief Administrative Officer. Under its terms, employees belonging to the Coalition of L.A. City Unions wil ... More >>
Is Home Shuling Next? L.A.'s Jewish day schools are facing big problems as the economy continues to teeter. L.A. TimesPrick Up Your Ears City officials are accusing mercenary dog rescuers of "cherry picking" their pound purchases based on later, lucrative resale value. L.A. Daily News Arboretum ... More >>
If L.A.'s unions feel they have a champion in the form of a single politician, that person is Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Under the Mutual Gains process established by the mayor and organized labor, representatives for nearly 22,000 unionized city employees have been ironing out a plan with the mayo ... More >>
If you followed the election fine print - those ballot measures having nothing to do with Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John McCain or Mitt Romney, you might be wondering what killed Proposition 93, the plan to alter California Term Limits for the first time since voters overwhelmingly passed the l ... More >>