Wendy Greuel's labor allies, Brian D'Arcy and Maria Elena Durazo, share an outsized portion of the blame for her defeat in the L.A. mayor's race
Will candidates for the highly competitive Los Angeles City Council District 13 race ever seriously talk about and offer solutions for the affordable housing crisis in Hollywood and other parts of the city? That's what Coalition for Economic Survival was wondering when it attended a candidates' foru ... More >>
How residents unearthed 200,000 words of phony findings City Hall used to illegally approve a skyscraper at Hollywood and Gower
Redistricting is so hot this season! California's doing it; L.A. County 's doing it; and, because the city charter requires we do it once per decade, L.A. proper is jumping on the redistricting train in 2012, too. Literally. Tomorrow at 9 a.m., the Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission ... More >>
This Old HouseQuaint no moreWe missed the first-ever Los Angeles episode of "This Old House" on PBS last night (we blame it on dirty liar and former Los Angeles School Police Officer Jeffrey Stenroos, what with his shameful breaking news), but judging by the preview, looks like it was cute as ... More >>
Cal Poly Pomona this week moved to eliminate the fine arts program from its College of Environmental Design. Provost Marten denBoer has recommended the move, but decision's not yet final, according to the San Bernardino Sun. Although the school is under pressure from state budget cuts, campu ... More >>
Many children being raised in L.A.'s hip, new freeway-adjacent housing are damaged for life
Critics assail a Swiss cheese vision that allows massive sign proliferation
The Los Angeles Planning Commission today put off voting for a plan that would regulate all new billboards and commercial signs in the city. The decision was made after a four-hour City Hall meeting in which dozens of anti-clutter activists, sign companies, business owners and lawyers complained tha ... More >>
A packed room of angry anti-billboard and pro-billboard residents, lobbyists and business owners practically shouted down City Hall's rushed efforts to reign in outdoor advertising Thursday, with the City Planning Commission tabling the entire mess for a month. About 100 people attended the early-mo ... More >>
City planners are causing a stir with a report released today that calls for banning all new digital billboards -- with a huge exception.The much-anticipated Department of City Planning Recommendation Report, obtained early by L.A. Weekly, comes just weeks after the Los Angeles City Council approved ... More >>
Taking aim at digital billboards in the wake of intense opposition from community groups in Hollywood, Venice, Encino, Silver Lake and other areas, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission adopted a preliminary motion to ban all new electronic billboards for a year. The Interim Control Ordinance w ... More >>
Is slow growth back, or is this the eve of construction?
A community thrown into shadow and vistas of the Hollywood sign could be destroyed
Bitter homes & gardens?
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An Orwellian 100 percent parking reduction rule quietly wends through City Hall
Defending his poultry farm, Ken Arno faces off against the Valley’s king of rezoning
City Hall's plan for the future expects you to give up the yard, the car - and learn to love density
Smart growth’s biggest boosters still love suburban living
Call your project “smart” — even when it isn't — and get millions in public funds.
L.A. and the Weekly, in hindsight and foresight
What’s really driving these L.A. mayoral candidates?
The Mayor’s embarrassing performance in Sherman Oaks sums up his first term
Was the uprising of ’92 the end of black power?
Remaking L.A. from the outside in
Davis' late advice could have saved the Dick Riordan show
Riordan blows a gasket — or two — on campaign bus
High time for change in California
. . . and to spend more time with their families . . .
The ex-mayor lines up his team for the governor’s race
How the campaigns should have been run
On the Hahn coalition, and other short-lived phenomena
The Woos and Garcettis square off for the end game
Sometimes politics makes strange progeny
Our recommendations in the June 5 Los Angeles city election
Yes. It's time to finish the Belmont Learning Complex
Hahn and Villaraigosa look to their right
John Ferraro, 1924–200
Our recommendations in the April 10 Los Angeles city election
The race to succeed Richard Riordan — and to reshape Los Angeles — comes down to the wire
L.A.’s political tone at stake in race to succeed Jackie Goldberg
The new-model unions pick a new-model candidate
The Race to Succeed Richard Riordan -- and to Shape the Future of Los Angeles -- Has Already Begun
Can David Malmuth’s “urban destination entertainment center” save the Boulevard?
So who is he, anyway?
A new labor-left alliance scrambles L.A.'s growth politics - and creates middle-income jobs in a city where they're vanishing