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How the Expo Line Got to Santa Monica

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.12.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With the Metro Expo Line to Santa Monica scheduled to open in May, this piece revisits an interview I conducted four years ago, shortly before the opening of the first phase of Expo to Culver City.

Jan Perry To City Council President: 'I Feel Your Wrath, I Feel Your Power'

2011-04-04-tcmhuffpo.jpg | Posted 05.17.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of The City Maven. By Alice M. Walton An explosion of verbal fireworks set off the Los Angeles City Council's 90 minu...

LA Considering Fees For Ambulances, Rescues & Dialing 9-1-1

Posted 10.19.2011 | Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles has suffered huge budget cuts in recent years, and the City Council will consider charging extra optional fees to keep emergen...

Getting to Yes: Making Responsible Banking Work for Los Angeles, California and the Rest of "Main Street" America

Dennis Santiago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dennis Santiago

The U.S. is a big country and D.C. isn't the only place exploring ways to find economic recovery formulae. Across the country, cities and states are beginning to chart independent paths to creating their own "islands of recovery".

It's Time to Remember Tom Bradley (Part 2)

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

The story of Bradley's record-breaking five mayoral terms and central role in L.A.'s transformation to world-class status is far more than an overdue bit of historical housekeeping.

Time for LA's Mayor To Hire A Mayor?

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa still managed to paint a bleak picture during his State of the City budget message yesterday. But gone was the "sky is falling" lingo from some city officials.

LA City Government: "Oh, What A Circus, Oh, What A Show!"

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

After much melodrama and angst, the LA City Council has opted to approve by a vote of 8-5 a 4.5% rate hike for the Department of Water and Power.

LA City Council Committee Rightly Calls For LAPD Hiring Freeze

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

As Los Angeles wrestles with layoffs and cutbacks, the LAPD is once again threatening the public with doom and gloom should, God forbid, there actually be some cutbacks.

La-La Land Gets Feisty

Dennis Santiago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dennis Santiago

L.A. City Councilman Richard Alarcon is hopping mad about the way his city and his people are being treated by the banking and finance industry and he's building a template for how to respond to it.

City Is Tapped: Bernard Parks Says Off With Workers' Heads

LA Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Ever the Debbie Downer of City Hall, Councilman Bernard Parks says it's time to pay the piper: The city faces a $408 million deficit next year, a $98 ...

West Hollywood Obama Supporters Woo Clintonites

Tina Chong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tina Chong

Obama supporters rallied Clinton partisans at the West Hollywood L.A. Pride Parade. Reactions were mixed. He's got a "magical quality," said one Obama supporter, sure that nthe Clintonites would come around.