Decades ago deemed as one of the most sinful cities in the U.S., with the mob corrupting the film industry, the cops corrupting the mayor, and the lust for water controlling everything else, L.A. is still a place of temptations where the well-meaning can succumb along with the craven. We know Mayo ... More >>
John SchwadaUpdate: Fox spokeswoman Claudia Russo says she "can confirm that John's contract has not been renewed," and that "an extensive search for his replacement" is underway. She will not explain why, exactly, Schwada is being let go, but says "it's just him" -- not part of a larger roun ... More >>
AEG CEO Tim Leiweke: He's got downtown Los Angeles in his hands*Well, technically just in downtown Los Angeles, but that's where all the big players make all their big decisions anyway, right? Just ask a pissed-off Daily News outsider in the Valley. Jon Regardie at the LA Downtown News knows ... More >>
Rena KosnettProperty owned by George Torres.This guy had more charges than an iPhone and shadier friends than Tom Sizemore, but George Torres, founder of the Numero Uno markets and onetime alleged racketeer, is off the hook. Feds earlier this year withdrew RICO charges against him, and now th ... More >>
Troubling allegations unsealed in investigative files of case against the grocery-chain magnate, who was a symbol of either the ethnic striver or the ingenious gangster -- or both
Bitter homes & gardens?
Maybe Nick will get the message this time
The past confronts the future for control of L.A.s Eastside political machine
Antonio embarks on the path to redemption — again
Smart and out to break up L.A. Unified, this Valley guy wants to touch every voter in L.A.
Richard Alarcón tries to jolt the mayor with a campaign about saving the middle class, Latinos and the Valley
Can Steve Cooley win the big one at City Hall?
The City Council races shape up a month early this year
Eastside priest accused of sex sins
LAPD’s new intelligence-gathering rules invite police abuse
Top spenders will vie to replace the late John Ferraro
With Pacheco and Padilla in tow
The cure for the county-run hospital is ethical, not fiscal
The Race to Succeed Richard Riordan -- and to Shape the Future of Los Angeles -- Has Already Begun
It’s time for new thinking at the old Pueblo
How the mayor got his charter and his school board
An Eastside youth center escapes Alatorre’s shadow
City attorney seeks to pre-empt mayoral field
What is the bottom line with J. Paul Brownridge?
Fur flies over kill rate at LA animal shelters
Top cop blows Earnest case, bids for good press anyway
A farewell to Valley farm life