Ah, but how quickly Los Angeles city officials forget the pact they made with the fed-up peoples of Occupy L.A.! At a City Ethics Commission meeting today, a proposal to more than double the campaign-contribution limits for City Councilmembers and other elected officials was almost passed by the fo ... More >>
Villaraigosa and his children at the Oscars.We likened the $42,000 in fines Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will have to pay for accepting valuable sports and entertainment tickets from folks who do business with City Hall to a light slap on the wrist. Well, it looks like the mayor will don kid g ... More >>
Bernard Parks is being challenged for supporting raves and taking money from a rave promoter.Never thought we'd see the day when raves were an issue in an L.A. City Council race, but that they are -- especially this week, after the Los Angeles Times reported that a public employee who helped ... More >>
Mitch Englander For City CouncilSitting pretty in District 12Update: The race is back on! District 12 Candidate Brad Smith says: "One week ago, we had to put this campaign on hold because of very real issues that anyone working in today's economy can identify with; today, those issues have be ... More >>
It looks like you'll soon be able to vote on a law that will make life hard for city contractors who give money to city politicians in L.A. Only thing is, the law would give a huge exemption to the biggest pay-for-play contributors in town: Developers. That's according to our reading of Davi ... More >>
The Los Angeles mayor's usurping of anticorruption rules could spread to pols across California
An artist's rendering of Bundy Village.City Ethics Commission records show that Los Angeles' Westside Councilman, Bill Rosendahl, might have gotten cold feet long before his withdrawal of support last month for a massive Westside development. Sometime last year he gave back campaign contribut ... More >>
As the March primary election nears, L.A. mayoral candidate Walter Moore is taking some heat from bloggers who are questioning his day job. Moore, who is running for the big spot for the second time, is an attorney with Richard Hamlin Attorneys. The problem? The Los Angeles-based law firm, which spe ... More >>
The Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight reports that outgoing Los Angeles City Council Member Jack Weiss, who is the leading candidate for City Attorney, received a $1,000 campaign contribution in 2007 from Barry Rush, the president of Worldwide Rush. Rush is the owner of the huge, controversial ... More >>
Silver Lake, Hollywood, the Valley and Westside take on City Hall's anti-green transformation of LA
L.A.’s watchdogs pander rather than police
Antonio’s camp defends latest chance for fund-raising: “Everyone Does It”
Jim and Antonio seek high ground
Quibbling Dan took on L.A.’s fat lawyers and paid with his job
Can Steve Cooley win the big one at City Hall?
L.A. reforms could cost commissioners their clout
And assorted other City Council maneuvers
A new council, rich lobbyists and a sheriff who doesn’t want to leave
L.A. City Council resists efforts to make it harder to buy office
L.A. County supervisors run a secret government
Is Dan Knapp’s firing just a mayoral misstep or a sign of things to come?
Alatorre faces the music
Can Marcia Mayeda save county animal control?
Hahn goes out like Yorty; Villaraigosa, like Al Smith
Less irascibility, more courtesy would be welcome when the public speaks at City Hall
Little good and some harm will result from the latest fit over sheriff’s pension
'Supergraphics' transform the cityscape
Fresh face wins powerful friends, influence in Valley district
Can David Malmuth’s “urban destination entertainment center” save the Boulevard?