L.A. Times and consumer group seek to unseal DWP scandal records

The Los Angeles Times and Consumer Watchdog on Wednesday asked a federal court to unseal evidence related to the criminal investigation of former City Atty. Mike Feuer's office and the Department of Water and Power. The Times and consumer advocacy groups filed an application seeking the release of 33 search warrants, affidavits and other documents […]

L.A. ethics panel calls for tougher penalty for Moonves

The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission on Wednesday unanimously rejected a proposed settlement between the city and former CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, accused of obstructing a police investigation into sexual assault allegations against her. He said that harsher punishment was warranted. . Mr. Moonves agrees to pay a fine of $11,250 to resolve a City […]

Biden is in L.A. for fundraiser at Israel supporter’s home

President Biden is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles today for a campaign fundraiser at the home of Israeli-American media mogul Haim Saban, potentially sparking protests over the US role in Israel's war against Hamas. . Tensions are rising within the Democratic Party over Biden's support for Israel as Hamas airstrikes the Gaza Strip in […]

L.A. Congressional District 30 election candidates: The race to replace Schiff

In the last race for the House of Representatives district, now known as California's 30th District, Santana was in the lead, Steve Jobs had just introduced Mac OS X, and the mayor of Los Angeles was a Republican. In 2000, then-state Sen. Adam Schiff was challenging incumbent Republican Rep. James Logan, who had become a […]

L.A. Times columnists say why California is still a Golden State

California has been a lighthouse, a destination, a paradise, and a promised land ever since the gold frenzy exploded. It was also a constant source of envy, ridicule, and contempt. This negative opinion has become even more prevalent in recent years as California's population has declined for the first time in more than 100 years. […]

Update on L.A. firefighters critically injured in truck explosion

Two Los Angeles Fire Department members who were seriously injured while extinguishing a semi-truck fire that caused an explosion on Thursday are “making progress,” a Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson said. In Wilmington, nine firefighters were injured and two were hospitalized after a catastrophic explosion of a compressed natural gas tank used to power a […]

Some L.A. politicians won’t state a position on Measure HLA

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L.A. OKs $3.8 million to clean up and secure Oceanwide Plaza

The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to allocate nearly $4 million to remove graffiti and secure an unfinished downtown Los Angeles skyscraper that has been heavily tagged in recent weeks. City Councilman Kevin de Leon introduced a motion this week to allocate funds to secure the site and restore public rights-of-way, which have been […]

L.A. city councilman’s former aide files retaliation claim

A longtime aide to Los Angeles City Council member Karen Price said she was fired from her job after Price staffers accused her of being an “informant” in a criminal case brought against the city council member by the Los Angeles Township. That's the claim made in a complaint filed with the city. Atty. Georges […]

Downtown L.A. hotel housing homeless people prompts lawsuit

Signs of active campus life can be seen throughout the Academy of Media Arts. School projects are still posted on the walls. Books are scattered on the table. Apples are left uneaten in the cafeteria. The students are missing. The roughly 50 ninth- through 12th-graders, many from low-income black and Latino families, were forced to […]