Gay Republican moderate attracts big GOP cash in Los Angeles
Last night, four members of the Beverly Hills City Council blew a golden public relations opportunity -- and refused to approve a strong anti-Measure J resolution. The initiative seeks to extend a recent half-cent L.A. County sales tax hike for another 30 years to 2069. Instead, the Beverly Hills C ... More >>
When the Museum of Contemporary Art shocked the art world last month by firing highly respected curator Paul Schimmel after 22 years on the job, Eli Broad, the billionaire philanthropist and MOCA board member, personally gave Schimmel the bad news. Broad, who founded two Fortune 500 companies b ... More >>
David MarklandLee Baca.We call him the Teflon Sheriff because despite a decade's worth of allegations that deputies sometimes allegedly beat L.A. County Jail inmates (and visitors) for no good reason, Lee Baca keeps getting reelected by you, the people. Well, that nonstick coating will be pu ... More >>
By Hillel Aron After a seemingly endless session that included hundreds of public speakers, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a redistricting plan, 4-1, with Gloria Molina the dissenting vote, yesterday. Why does this matter? Isn't gerrymandering -- the redrawing of the lines in ... More >>
Can the clock be turned back on drunken, violent crowds and 'bad" fans?
Have you seen these guys?â€‹Just when you thought it couldn't get worse for the Dodgers, this evening the San Francisco Giants kicked in $10,000 for the reward fund in the Opening Day beating. That happens to be $10,000 more than the Dodgers have offered. (Updated below.)Now, maybe they just haven't ... More >>
L.A. county just says no to medical weed.Pot-patients rights advocates are up in arms over L.A. County's ban of medical marijuana dispensaries. Ahead of a final vote on the matter Tuesday morning cannabis supporters will be outside the county Board of Supervisors meeting to try to get the bo ... More >>
It looks like the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider its own boycott of Arizona, following in the footsteps of Los Angeles and other cities upset over the state's controversial immigration law. The powerful, five-person body already appears to have two votes in hand: Super ... More >>
Villaraigosa's rush aside, the sales-tax increase won't pay off for decades
L.A.'s upscale 5th District seeks a slow-growther to replace Jack Weiss
Taxpayers may be out $27 million if "Grand Avenue" project breaks ground
L.A. Superior Court Judge James Chalfant unequivocally rapped the California Coastal Commission on the knuckles today by tossing out its 2007 ex-post facto approval of horse boarding along Stokes Canyon Creek. Chalfant's ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by the Coastal Law Enforcement Actio ... More >>
By Daniel Heimpel, Max Taves and Jill Stewart Statewide Measures Proposition 1A $10 billion bond. High Speed Passenger Train Bond Act. Total price tag with interest: About $19 million. Proposition 1 would give the state the right to sell $10 billion in bonds to build an 800-mile high-speed tr ... More >>
Suburbanites hold the cards in approving a countywide sales-tax increase for mass transit
The ant (L.A. County Board of Supervisors) and the dung beetle (City Hall)
When a horribly tortured boy enters child protection, does skin color hurt his safe ticket out?
Four county workers accused of taking gift cards meant for foster kids remain on the job
Is “Run!” the new strategy against firestorms on California's urban fringe?
Eleven transit honchos were barred from voting due to money conflicts. So they drew straws.
The 911 call said he went in for a card reading. But the death of the labor leader prompted a prostitution raid. What really went down at the botanica?
Maybe Nick will get the message this time
The past confronts the future for control of L.A.s Eastside political machine
Could L.A. be the next New Orleans?
The Hahn campaign is modeled on Karl Rove’s and Lee Atwater’s greatest hits
What’s really driving these L.A. mayoral candidates?
Supervisor Burke loses Round 1 in bid to save trauma center
The ACLU takes on the county’s cross
County supervisors must learn when to open the door
Newhall gets its way with county supervisors
In the 4th District race, attitude may be more important than aptitude
Sometimes politics makes strange progeny
Belmont opponents have relied on the science of these two men
L.A.’s hopes for a new park
Teenagers are better than ever. So why are we treating them like criminals?
Why the SEIU caved and the UTU hung tough
Meet Fran Pavley: Westside winner
Maybe it makes sense to expand L.A.’s Board of Supervisors
Sheriff Lee Baca Relied Heavily on two Controversial Campaign Supporters to Set up His Asian Crime Task Force. Now Both Men Have Drawn FBI Scrutiny, and the New Sheriff's Reputation is on the Line
Private firms derailed in bid to take over county aid program
Councilman Svorinich discovers global capitalism
Big-time lobbyist set to reap county lease deal
Supes poised to enact living-wage ordinance — but not for part-timers
Torrent of shit threatens Lancaster