It's getting into the final days of the primary campaign for L.A. mayor, which means it's time for the campaigns to start slinging whatever mud they can find.Today, Controller Wendy Greuel held a press conference to attack Eric Garcetti for holding a Venoco oil lease in Beverly Hills that pays him $ ... More >>
In the final days of the hotly contested California Assembly District 50 race, a bevy of campaign mailers sent to voters are slamming and touting rival candidates Richard Bloom and Betsy Butler. They make for hilarious, if not worrisome, reading.
Themes range from Butler's "courage and integrity" t ... More >>
If you're concerned about the levels of mercury in your seafood, particularly your sushi -- and you should be -- the Sierra Club is here to help. And not by telling you to go up to Yosemite and catch the fish yourself, with the ghost of John Muir and some fancy duds from REI. Although that's ... More >>
Chris McCorkleDensity in downtown L.A.Critics of over-development in L.A. are up in arms about a California law, which just needs the governor's signature to be finalized, that they argue would weaken the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and allow cities to use years- and decades-o ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"Pan-fried sand dabs with succotash? A big melon salad with strips of prosciutto and a little lemon verbena? Spaghetti tossed with the orange Juliet tomatoes from Harry's Berries sauteed just until ... More >>
Ballona Wetlands: Please don't bulldoze meâ€‹In 2003, it felt like victory: after fighting 30 years to protect Ballona Wetlands near Marina Del Rey and Playa Del Rey, environmentalists saved 600 acres, halting plans by developers for thousands of apartments and big shopping centers. With taxpayer h ... More >>
Nearly 70 environmental groups have been warning California legislators not to let the owner of Staples Center off the hook when it comes to providing an environmental impact report for an adjacent NFL stadium the company hopes to build.
Leaders at the Sierra Club say they've heard rumors th ... More >>
The Tejon Ranch is 270,000 acres of golden grassland and brooding oaks that were once part of an Army Fort before falling into the hands of the L.A. Times' Chandler family a century ago. For decades the land, which stretches from the Antelope Valley to the Tehachapis, has glowed pristinely on either ... More >>
Curbed L.A. reported on Tuesday's unanimous Assembly committee vote to recommend that the 710 Freeway be extended underground -- instead of cutting 6.2 miles on the surface through neighborhoods in El Sereno and South Pasadena, along the freeway's course to link the San Bernardino and Foothill freew ... More >>
Don't Call Him "Padre" Sheik Qazi Asad has become the LAPD's first Muslim chaplain. The Pakistani-born cleric had previously worked as a Sheriff's Department liaison to the county's Islamic community. L.A. Times Time to Pay Los Angeles County's sales tax jumps half a percent to 9.75 percent on July ... More >>
By Daniel Heimpel, Max Taves and Jill Stewart
$10 billion bond. High Speed Passenger Train Bond Act. Total price tag with interest: About $19 million.
Proposition 1 would give the state the right to sell $10 billion in bonds to build an 800-mile high-speed tr ... More >>
The Center for Biological Diversity cares as much about the unarmored threespine stickleback as it does a cathedral forest of trees, which is why it is reinventing the environmental movement and could be saving Southern California in the process.