Jerry Schneiderman was not your ordinary real estate developer. For years, he was a rabble rouser who took on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority after tunneling for the Red Line subway collapsed parts of Hollywood Boulevard. "You can never stop a government public works pr ... More >>
Picasa via KittoAlhambra City Hall, from which councilmembers cannot be removed but by forkliftHere we thought the L.A. City Council was getting cozy. But those old boys got nothin' on the five City Councilmembers of Alhambra -- a sweet stretch of suburbia just east of Glendale and south of ... More >>
Robbie ConalThe District Attorney's office let former Los Angeles city Councilman Richard Alatorre slide on this one, apparently: While its investigation claims that Alatorre "without doubt" worked as an unregistered lobbyist at City Hall from 2003 to 2007 the D.A. declined to file charges. ... More >>
How a bus-only politician — and a car-obsessed city — are learning to love the underground
The name Vignali receded into L.A. history after the “Pardongate” scandal of 2001, but questions remain about drug-dealing son Carlos and his real estate magnate father, Horacio, who just might be pulling the strings in the remaking of downtown L.A.
What keeps L.A.’s politicians from delivering on their progressive dreams
Nine years later, questions remain about the day Flavio Aragon bled to death
Antonio "The Heartthrob" Villaraigosa vs. Nick "The Choirboy" Pacheco for the welterweight championship of the city
Lloyd Monserratt, 1966–2003
Roots of tension in the 14 City Council District
Time to treat the county's health disaster as a national issue
Primary matters: The false spring of the Republican right, the real spring of the Democratic left
What L.A. needs
Laura Chick’s challenge is getting people to listen
Alatorre faces the music
The DWP’s unlikely choice to work with Sacramento
Winners, losers and others in the Gloria Marina fiasco
Seeking one more life in the 49th Assembly race
Disgraced Alatorre must stay in his home
Someone wants to pull the plug on a well-connected firm
Don’t assume the D2K will be another Seattle
What the City Council does instead of governing
MTA reaches out-of-court settlement with fired worker who alleged kickback
Civic Center crawls on its belly for the crookedest councilman of the decade
Who says the charter fight is over?
Chief Parks tosses his weight around
Council heavyweights drag unions along in their campaign against the revised charter
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The price of truth-telling
A federal suit may connect the dots on the doings of L.A.’s sleaziest councilman
Can the city’s bad-boy agency ever learn to do good?
Alatorre Is Gone, But His Legacy Isn't
The Riordan Express went off the rails. Does it matter?
Alatorre goeth, perestroika cometh
Why aren’t city managers held to a higher standard?
But no warm regards
Planning czar Shambra’s biggest deal never happened
Rivals jockey for post position as Alatorre play out hand
Eastside councilman, longtime rivals locked in family dispute