Is this California's definition of "blight" if the neighbors are too sick or too fat?Update: The Los Angeles City Council is deciding today whether to hide $1 billion in redevelopment cash from Governor Jerry Brown.
Few overweight or sickly Californians ever knew that the Los Angeles City Co ... More >>
By Tibby Rothman and Jill Stewart
Mitch Handsone Jerry Brown goes after Community Redevelopment Agencies. Do they have bigger guns?In a move that California Gov. Jerry Brown might see as L.A.'s "let them eat cake" moment, the city's Community Redevelopment Agency has set aside $5.5 million i ... More >>
As the city struggles with an impending $400 million deficit, hurdles for hiring more police, looming layoffs and intermittent fire-station closures, the City Council on Friday voted to give Department of Water and Power workers a raise, according to the City Clerk's office.
The unanimous vo ... More >>
Assemblyman Paul Krekorian.State Assemblyman Paul Krekorian beat former Hollywood studio executive Christine Essel in Tuesday's election to fill the city's Council District 2 seat.
With 19,170 votes cast, Krekorian took 56 percent to Essel's 43 percent for that shot at the City Council. See ... More >>
Christine EsselYou might not know it but there's a momentous battle for a City Council seat going down this week, and it's attracting some big money and powerful interests. Former Hollywood studio executive Christine Essel is fighting state Assemblyman Paul Krekorian for the chance to represe ... More >>
Christine EsselFormer Los Angeles CIty Councilman Joel Wachs on Wednesday endorsed Hollywood Christine Essel in the highly contentious, high-spending race to fill the second district council seat left open by Wendy Greuel, who became City Controller in July.
Wachs has been fairly quiet since ... More >>
City Council candidate Christine EsselThe two candidates fighting for the Valley seat on the L.A. City Council have both been scorned for relying heavily on scads of cash from special interest groups operating outside of City Council District 2. But Christine Essel, whose staggering $300,00 ... More >>
By Paul TeetorA small-scale blueprint of everything that's wrong with L.A. City Hall politics will be on display tonight at a Catholic church in Valley Glen, a community near Victory Boulevard and Laurel Canyon Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley: Tonight, a land speculator who is pushing for a hu ... More >>