City Attorney Carmen Trutanich has avoided debating his rivals in the race for district attorney, leaving a big question mark about where he stands on public safety issues.As the June 5 primary approaches, Trutanich is starting to fill in the blanks. In a 17-page "Blueprint for Justice," the tough-t ... More >>
CBS2A DWP worker appears to drink on the job: Let's hope there's no worker's comp to be had here.It's possible that Los Angeles city workers file a high number of worker's compensation claims for fake injuries. But the truth is we don't know: The city only takes a closer look at about four pe ... More >>
Rocky, victorious.A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Tuesday ruled that the City Controller cannot audit elected officials, including the City Attorney, whose office had sued the controller over the matter.
The ruling was a victory of sorts for City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, even though ... More >>
Slamming the Los Angeles City Council's bizarre 2006 "settlement" with billboard giants Clear Channel and CBS Outdoor as "poison," Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Terry Green tossed out the backroom deal that handed huge outdoor advertisers a multi-billion-dollar gift to erect more than 800 glaring ... More >>
After following Los Angeles Police Department Chief Bill Bratton in the news these past few weeks, we get the distinct impression that he wants to leave this town jabbing and swinging ... especially when it comes to his political enemies and critics.LAPD Chief Bill Bratton stars in a Mark Ridley-Tho ... More >>
UPDATE: I missed this really funny Los Angeles City Council agenda list published today by Mayor Sam blog's Petra Fried, showing the council's time today is being dominated by post-Jackson explanations, probes and studies. One interesting agenda item: trying to explain how the city spent a fortune o ... More >>
Police Chief Bill Bratton, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and City Councilman Eric Garcetti, along with dozens of police officers, undercover agents and city workers, gathered in Glassell Park Wednesday to celebrate the demolition of a notorious drug house once owned and operated by Avenues gangster ... More >>
How fun it was to read in a press release moments ago that tomorrow City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and the Los Angeles Police Department will flatten, wreck, bulldoze and otherwise pulverize the House of Menace and center of gang activity that has made Glassell Park's Drew Street such a nasty, rott ... More >>
If you've ever wondered about your neighbor's pickup truck having a city seal on its doors, you have only to turn to L.A. Controller Laura Chick's latest cry of outrage to learn of the expanding armada of city cars that are parked in employees' driveways. Chick's audit charges that "a total of 1,131 ... More >>
In a strong rebuke of the Los Angeles City Council, which did not conduct a single discussion of safety issues before approving hundreds of digital billboards that have now begun to sweep across Los Angeles, California State Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) proposed a law Friday to ban L ... More >>
Category: Desperate election moves. Check out the new deal between former Police Chief Bernard Parks, now an L.A. City Councilman, and Clear Channel, whose bad neighbor approach to doing business has helped plaster L.A. with illegal billboards (Clear Channel denies this). Clear Channel forced LA Wee ... More >>
We're thrilled to see Steve Lopez skewering the blazing, flashing, crass digital billboard clutter now sweeping L.A. while billboard-industry financed, highly conflicted members of the City Council, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo let it all happen.
Lopez has joined t ... More >>
The Los Angeles City Council will consider a proposal today to allow massive electronic signs along the 10 and 110 freeways next to the Los Angeles Convention Center. The proposal by Anschutz Entertainment Group reportedly calls for 50,000 square feet of advertising signs.
Last week, the Trade, Co ... More >>
Anti-billboard activists are breathing a sigh of relief. Yesterday, Clear Channel decided to withdraw its application to install a hyper-bright electronic billboard on Ventura Boulevard in Encino.
Clear Channel's attorney sent a letter to city planners withdrawing its application for a 14 foot by 4 ... More >>
Anti-clutter, anti-billboard activists are gearing up for a fight tomorrow when a hearing will be held on a proposed, hyper-bright electronic billboard on Ventura Boulevard in Encino.
The Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight has been fighting to stop the bright billboard on Ventura Boulevard since l ... More >>
Recently, reporter Christine Pelisek asked the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety for a list of all legal and illegal billboards in L.A. - an embarrassing document that will show the public all 11,000 "points of blight" allowed on local streets by City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, Mayo ... More >>