Update below, 5:15 p.m. Full rundown of Garcetti and Greuel's remarks behind closed doors at the Fed today. Greuel: "I'm gonna stand with labor, not stand up to labor." Controller Wendy Greuel got a major lift this morning, as the political committee of the L.A. County Federation of Labor voted ... More >>
You can't say Molly Munger didn't put everything she could into the Proposition 38 campaign, especially when it comes to money. The Pasadena civil rights attorney, according to votersedge.org, contributed $44.1 million to Prop. 38, which seeks to improve funding for K-12 public schools through a s ... More >>
For the past few months, multi-millionaire and Pasadena civil rights attorney Molly Munger has been a thorn in the side of Governor Jerry Brown -- Munger's Proposition 38 may act as a spoiler for Brown's Proposition 30. But the governor has also been battling another wealthy Munger -- Molly's brothe ... More >>
By all accounts, today's march down Figueroa and rally at Staples Center to honor the L.A. Kings -- our Stanley Cup champions -- was an epic affair. As has been much joked about, every last Angeleno has become a temporary hockey fan during this joyous time. City News Service put the downtown parad ... More >>
Mitt Romeny's fund-raising trip to L.A. today will not be without opposition from the so-called 99 percent. Yeah, class warfare is coming to Century City as the man who will probably be the Republican nominee for president of the United States returns to Los Angeles to tap some of that big money we ... More >>
What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the Feds got off their duffs?
Historic effort to legalize marijuana returns in 2012
We're putting this one in our fat "City Hall, W.T.F?" file: We wrote last month about how the City of L.A. desperate for a onetime injection of cash to keep its its balance sheet from breaking red, sold off the 50-year rights to many of its most lucrative parking lots. It was a shortsighted m ... More >>
The board of governors of the city Engineers and Architects Association planned to meet Monday night to discuss its members' rejection of a tentative deal with the City of Los Angeles that would have its workers pay five percent of the cost of their monthly health-care premiums. The deal, neg ... More >>
Yesterday's filing deadline to fill Hilda Solis' Congressional seat for the largely San Gabriel Valley 32nd District found a dozen candidates in the running. Three of them are sacrificial Republicans, plus one Libertarian, but the bulk are Democrats. The two frontrunners are Judy Chu, currently a me ... More >>
By Daniel HeimpelWhat do you get when the top chieftains at City Hall, plus Barack Obama's wildly successful California campaign director, plus one of L.A.'s most politically-connected government unions all pit themselves against a few gadflies whose power is their ability to blog and dissent?Those ... More >>
If you followed the election fine print - those ballot measures having nothing to do with Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John McCain or Mitt Romney, you might be wondering what killed Proposition 93, the plan to alter California Term Limits for the first time since voters overwhelmingly passed the l ... More >>
Re-running for City Council, he got a free pass from the media over his troubling antics in Sacramento
L.A. building department riddled by lax inspections and broken rules
Did the County Fed pour it on for Kevin de León at the expense of three who lost?
The president angers his base and his new allies on immigration
The president speaks, and the immigration fight is far from over
Immigrant advocates just may have figured out how to change America for the better
The immigrants’-rights movement energizes a nation
On the City Council and as labor czar, Ludlow left a trail of broken hopes
Does Antonio have anything to fear from Robert Aquino’s white-collar union?
Unloved Hahn fades into history
Miguel Contreras, 1952 – 2005
In L.A.? Good Luck.
Or 1.5 or 2.5?
Missed opportunities in taking back the White House
Bush and his immigration chatter
The MTA’s mechanics aren’t the striking janitors of 2000
The plight of LAX workers caught up in a counter-terrorism crackdown
Bill would help renters get back security deposits
Time to treat the county's health disaster as a national issue
In war and peace, Republicans replenish the rich
Doing battle with Gray Davis to open the doors of higher education to immigrants
Taking it all off in Live Nude Girls Unite!
A guide to a city that has everything but a middle class
Cops push politics to the sidelines at DNC
The county’s in-home health-care workers are left out again
This time Sandoval works a swing shift for her future
The life of a $6.80 janitor with two kids
The law that keeps them chained
Private firms derailed in bid to take over county aid program
Council heavyweights drag unions along in their campaign against the revised charter
American liberalism at century's end
Lap dancers win right to be treated as employees