Update and correction: An upset mayoral aide says they've achieved a lot and were more than willing to talk. See next page.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraiogosa has a legacy problem.
Leaving office on June 30 after eight years at the helm, Villaraigosa's highly publicized Million Trees L.A. ini ... More >>
By Hillel Aron
Secret designs were just released of the Wilshire Grand, a 73-story, 1,100-foot-tall hotel/office tower/retail/phallic image that will be the tallest skyscraper on the West Coast and in Los Angeles, pushing out Library Tower (officially, U.S. Bank Tower) as the 10th-tallest building ... More >>
What a romantic day for downtown: Dreams of a streetcar loop from Broadway to 11th to Figeroa to Hill (see map below) have a chance of becoming reality, now that the L.A. City Council has created a special voting district in the area it would service.
Residents will be given the option to pay a sma ... More >>
Feast your eyes on the future. By 2015, the bustling, glowing corner of 7th & Figueroa downtown will have replaced the just-shuttered Wilshire Grand hotel with this concoction of stores, ads and vague glowing glass volumes.
By Tibby Rothman and Jill Stewart
Wilshire Grand Hotel rendering done at such an extreme angle it's nearly impossible to see light effects.â€‹Update: The City Council has approved the top-to-bottom lighted
Wilshire Grand Hotel project. The vote will read as "unanimous"
officially, yet one co ... More >>
Update: A National Weather Service tsunami warning for the L.A. coast has been downgraded to a tsunami advisory. After the jump: Boats damaged in Catalina.
Could it happen in L.A.? See that story here.
The National Weather Service issued a tsunami watch for the Southern California coast thi ... More >>
Only the other day Korean Air, a corporate partner of the city's Million Trees L.A. program, was sponsoring the mayor's tree-planting photo-op near downtown. In today's L.A. Times, we learn, the company is the force behind a proposed construction project that will change the skyline by knocking down ... More >>