Labor and animal rights activists joined hands to fight a proposal that would leave cats and dogs home alone overnight at L.A. city shelters.
The proposal to end overnight supervision by animal care technicians was much-needed in the face of budget woes, said Los Angeles Animal Services general man ... More >>
The L.A. County Federation of Labor, one of the biggest sources of power in L.A. elections, has decided not to endorse in the first round of the L.A. mayor's race, according to multiple sources.Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel are the two candidates with the strongest labor support. But neither could ... 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 >>
ioffer.comPardon me, but would you happen to have any ... weed?There were strange bedfellows in California's failed shot at legalizing marijuana in November, and we're not talking about the endorsements of African American cops and the powerful Service Employees International Union.
No, inte ... More >>
Raymond Lemone Easter.It was a day that will live in infamy in L.A.'s medical marijuana world: Two people were killed in separate pot-shop robberies on Thursday, June 24. If that wasn't enough, it turned out one of the victims, Matthew Butcher, was the 27-year-old son of Julie Butcher, a city ... More >>
The former president of one of California's most-prominent unions was sentenced on Thursday to four months in prison and three months of home confinement after he defrauded a nonprofit organization out of $52,000, cash the official said he used to launch a reelection campaign, federal officia ... More >>
LAPDRaymond Lemone Easter.Updated throughout. Originally posted at 6:02 a.m.
Los Angeles police on Thursday identified a suspect in the shooting death of Matthew Butcher, gunned down during the robbery of an Angeleno Heights pot shop in June. Butcher, who worked at the Higher Path Holistic d ... More >>
Police identified 27-year-old Matthew Benjamin Butcher as the victim killed in Thursday's robbery of an Angeleno Heights pot shop.
He was the son of a local labor leader, according to Eastsider LA. Julie Butcher is regional director of Service Employees International Union Local ... More >>
NewsweekFiscal conservative and widely read author George F. Will is comparing the city of Los Angeles' economic situation to that of Greece, the debt-ridden European Union nation that many believed touched off last week's roller-coaster stock-market ride. Will makes his comments in a piece f ... More >>
All the drama about Los Angeles Unified School District's cutting of nearly 8,600 jobs seemed to peak last week, when school superintendent Ray Cortines made his final recommendation for the cuts. Today, however, is the moment when LAUSD will actually vote to approve the layoffs, which inc ... More >>
In a telephone press conference held today at his Oakland headquarters, Sal Rosselli was sounding conciliatory. Or was he? Earlier this month, when the executive board of the Service Employees International Union voted to merge three long-term health-care locals into one mega-unit, Rosselli's local, ... More >>