KCET has a blockbuster report on the bizarre DROP program approved by voters under Mayor Richard Riordan when LAPD morale was so low -- thanks to the Rampart scandal -- that City Hall was at that time desperate to stop a rush of early cop retirements.
Now, says a probe by KCET's Judy Muller, the D ... More >>
*Richard Riordan Pension Reform Surprise.
Former Mayor Richard Riordan's effort to reform the city of L.A.'s exploding pension costs is one step closer to making the ballot.
The City Clerk's office late yesterday announced that Riordan's proposed initiative has qualified for signature ga ... More >>
Rex Pickett's stage adaptation, Sideways: the Play (over at Ruskin Theatre Group) of his own novel about life in the Santa Inez Valley wine country, gets this week's Pick. Also admired is Matt Chafee's comedy, Fluffy Bunnies in a Field of Daisies, over at Hollywood's Arena Stage.Click here for this ... More >>
sumthinblue.comCity Hall and L.A. employees: Their love wasn't strong enough for furloughsDon't be fooled:
The bestowing of red jumbo Valentine cards by L.A. city workers upon L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and his City Councilmembers this February 14 outside City Hall (that is, if any of t ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSCURRENT FEATURE ON BORN TO BE ALIVE and THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACELEASE SUBSIDY PROGRAM GETS ANOTHER LEASE
A recommendation by L.A.'s Chief Administrative Officer Miguel
Santana to restructure (eliminate) the city's Lease Subsidy Program for non- ... More >>
Councilman Bernard Parks.Considering that the city of Los Angeles still hasn't solved its $222 million deficit, and that another $485 million in red ink is due July 1, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's proposed budget for the fiscal year starting in summer was a bit optimistic. Gone were the thous ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWS
This week's THEATER FEATURE On Bobrauschenbergamerica and Orpheus DescendingCheck here on Monday afternoon for the 2009 L.A. Weekly Theater Awards nominees!YES, YOU CAN DO SOMETHING. The local blogosphere has been generating a number of letters like ... More >>
Sony Picturesâ€‹LA Weekly obtained a series of emails that shed light on City Hall's oft-touted contention that July's Michael Jackson memorial at Staples Center downtown was a $4 million boost to area businesses. The number is important because it's often cited by those who believe it was worth it ... More >>
Sacramento's politicians created a fat budget deficit. Then, local bureaucrats misspent state funds meant for foster kids. Now, foster kids might pay dearly.
By D. Heimpel
When wealthy philanthropist Daphna Ziman, wife of real estate magnate Richard S. Ziman, walked into the meeting room of the Lo ... More >>