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Community Activists Crush Conservative Politicians With LA County $15 Minimum Wage Victory

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Starting next year, the Altadena Walmart, which opened in March 2013, will be paying all of its employees at least $10.50 an hour and will be paying $15 an hour by 2020. If you think that the Waltons -- the heirs to Walmart founder Sam Walton -- suddenly developed a social conscience, think again.

Los Angeles Mayor Meets With Black Lives Matter Activists

Reuters | Phoneix Tso | Posted 07.13.2015 | Black Voices

Activists with the Black Lives Matter movement on Thursday called on the Los Angeles mayor to fire the city's police chief over his handling of the sh...

'Green News Report' -- April 9, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Climate change-denier Sen. Rand Paul is running for President (and Brad...

LA Mayor Gives Airplane! a Big Salute, Pundits Be Damned

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 05.06.2015 | Los Angeles
Ben Hellwarth

Airplane! also comes loaded with a brand of shtick, which, 35 years after the movie's release, might make the more politically correct Angelenos feel, well, gagged with a spoon, to use some Airplane!-era phraseology of the San Fernando Valley, where Garcetti grew up.

Port Driver Efforts Show the Long, Hard Fight for Justice

James P. Hoffa | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Over the last 18 months, port truck drivers at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have dramatically escalated their decades-long struggle against trucking companies.

Go West, Young Dan

Art Brodsky | Posted 02.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Art Brodsky

It's been 20 years since a professional football game was played in Los Angeles. For our second-largest city, with all of its wealth, entrepreneurial spirit and energy, that's simply not acceptable. True, you have near-professional quality some years with UCLA and USC. Unfortunately, it's not quite the same.

This Is How We #DroughtHack

Eric Garcetti | Posted 12.30.2014 | Los Angeles
Eric Garcetti

L.A. is water. Our story begins on the banks of the L.A. River -- and it was man-made rivers we built that provided the lifeblood that allowed our city to grow from its original pueblo into the global metropolis we are today. Now, amidst a record drought, water is becoming increasingly scarce -- and increasingly precious.

A Fight for the Music of Griffith Park

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 12.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

"There are venues that go hand-in-hand with their operators, and the Greek is one of them. You can't say Greek without saying Nederlander. It's Nederlander that has brought the Greek again to be a world class venue over the last decade."

LA Expected To Debate Raising The Minimum Wage For More Than Half A Million Workers

Capital and Main | Bobbi Murray | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics

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Kevin Short

LA Mayor's $13.25 Minimum Wage Would Benefit 40 Percent Of Workforce

HuffingtonPost.com | Kevin Short | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business

If Los Angeles raised its minimum wage to $13.25 per hour, roughly 40 percent of the city's workforce would benefit and LA's poverty rate would declin...

Elise Foley

Los Angeles Stops Holding Immigrants For Deportation

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti dealt another blow on Monday to the Obama administration's deportation programs, saying city police will...

California Falls Short on Water Conservation: But There's Still Hope

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

It seems that California Governor Brown's January 2014 plea for 20 percent water conservation has done little to actually reduce consumption across the state.

L.A. Mayor Foresees Lengthy Battle With Donald Sterling

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 4 (Reuters) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Sunday he expects Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to put up a "long...

L.A. Can Lead the Way with Solar Rooftops

Craig Lewis | Posted 05.18.2014 | Green
Craig Lewis

Opponents of expanding solar power in L.A. continue clinging to the tired argument that renewables are too expensive but the economics have quickly changed. Solar panels now cost 60 percent less than they did in 2011.

Crashing the Democratic Convention

Christopher Caen | Posted 05.10.2014 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

The Democrats gathering in California had the happy, bouncy appearance of a sequel to The Big Chill. In a year where the governor's race is all but over before it even begins, what exactly was there to rally around for three days?

This Is What Mayors Do When They Get Together

AP | Posted 03.06.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — What do the mayors of gigantic cities do when they get together? According to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, "Compare apps." G...

LA Mayor Says Obama Should Cut Deportations

AP | Posted 03.06.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama should cut deportations of migrants and focus resources on the 2 million people in the U.S. who are e...

8 Reasons Los Angeles Depends On Mexico To Survive

Posted 03.05.2014 | Latino Voices

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is in Mexico City on a three-day trade mission he says underscores the reasons why the City of Angeles needs its south...

Officials Celebrate LA's 'Historic' Crime Drop

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles officials have announced crime statistics for 2013 that show the lowest number of homicides since 1966. Mayor Eric G...

These Are All The Worst Things About LA

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 03.11.2014 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles has choking traffic, high poverty rates and slow job growth, a new report on the city concludes. Also, locals don't trust City Hall, pens...

Why The Entertainment Industry Has Left California

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 03.08.2014 | Los Angeles

When the low-budget comedy "Wiener Dog Nationals" shot in Encino's Balboa Park, Los Angeles-based producer Gerald Wolff paid more than $1,000 a day fo...

Top 10 Highlights of 2013 in Ending Homelessness in Los Angeles

Joel John Roberts | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

There are signs that angelic efforts are on the way in Los Angeles to reduce homelessness, despite the debate over public feeding, homelessness in their public libraries and Union Train Station, and the fact that the region has 58,000 people who are homeless.

One Way Mayor Garcetti Is 'Empowering' Angelenos

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 02.18.2014 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued an executive directive on Wednesday to have all city agencies take part in a new Open Data Initiative and make ...

Obama Meets With Mayors, Stresses Cities' Role In Job Growth

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the nation's cities are central to the economic progress of the United States and says he wants to wor...

How to Thrive in a Hotter Los Angeles

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

By 2050, it is estimated that 70 percent of the world's population will live in cities and face the same urban environmental concerns currently present in the L.A. region. UCLA aims to transform L.A. into a global model with natural ecosystems.