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Ratepayers Revolt Against LA DWP's Charter Measure RRR

Jamie Court | Posted 10.26.2016 | Los Angeles
Jamie Court

Angelenos face a blizzard of ballot measures, but ratepayers with persistent billing problems at LA's Department of Water and Power are speaking up ab...

La Kretz is L.A.'s HP Garage

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.09.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Look out Mountain View and Cupertino, La Kretz Innovation Campus in the Arts District is closing hard. La Kretz is L.A.'s HP Garage. It is the plac...

Musical Chairs Galore, Should CA Sen. Feinstein Retire

Dave R. Jacobson | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics
Dave R. Jacobson

With all the boundless coverage of the 2016 Presidential Super Bowl battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, we know the last thing you want to think about is the 2018 election. But the cold hard reality is that there's another election cycle coming down the pike, and it'll be here before we know it.

Garcetti Re-appoints Delinquent, No-Show, Suspended Attorney

Daniel Guss | Posted 07.15.2016 | Los Angeles
Daniel Guss

Call it the Eric Garcetti Trickle-Down Theory of Dishonesty, where the city's top executive has so consistently told half-truths to the public that me...

Mayor Garcetti's Awkward, Dishonest Super Bowl Tweets

Daniel Guss | Posted 06.06.2016 | Los Angeles
Daniel Guss

Judging by his awkward, dishonest Tweets, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti appears to want people to believe that he successfully brought 2021's Super ...

Remembering Willie Williams, Former LAPD Chief Who Changed Attitudes Towards the LGBT Community

Karen Ocamb | Posted 04.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Ocamb

Willie Williams, the police chief brought in from Philadelphia to take over the Los Angeles Police Department in 1992, died Tuesday night of pancreatic cancer at his home in Georgia. He was 72.

Pivoting and Disruption @ VerdeXChange 2016

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.03.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With two kids in college and one on her way soon enough, I can't afford to go back to school. Besides, I never liked taking exams and sharing my room ...

Why I Went to the Paris Climate Talks

Andrea Blaugrund Nevins | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Andrea Blaugrund Nevins

There was hope when the head of outdoor gear company, Patagonia, suggested we mend our torn jackets rather than replace them. There was hope when Darian Rodriguez Heyman, a head of the UN's Impact Investing Global Summit, said a new, green economy was already starting to grow.

Black Lives Matter...Too Much for Polite Town Hall Meetings

Angela James | Posted 10.30.2016 | Black Voices
Angela James

My message to Los Angeles clergy and 'leaders' in their condemnation of 'Black Lives Matter,' is that they are on the wrong side of history and are virtually proclaiming their own irrelevance to the cause of social justice. It is all of our duty to struggle for righteousness and against injustice.

Transit Envy and Other Thoughts on Making L.A. the City It Can Be

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.13.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Al Selvin knew a great city, train line, bike path, restaurant and musician when he saw it. I hope we will continue to make L.A. a city worthy of his blessed memory.

Latinos' Political Future Depends on Self-Empowerment

Ana Guerrero | Posted 10.06.2016 | Latino Voices
Ana Guerrero

This is the month when Latinos are officially celebrated for everything we have achieved and contributed to this country. Yet the celebration of Latino Heritage Month is bittersweet, because we remain the most underrepresented group in politics and government leadership.

Los Angeles Officials Declare Homelessness 'State Of Emergency'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.22.2015 | Impact

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and city council members declared a homelessness "state of emergency" on Tuesday and proposed $100 million for housing...

LA Judge Doesn't Approve DWP Overcharge Settlement, Calls for Improvements & Dealing With Ratepayer Objections

Jamie Court | Posted 09.11.2016 | Los Angeles
Jamie Court

Angelenos deserve an objective process to get their money back and real oversight of its renegade utility. And they shouldn't have to cough up money for more inflated bills.

Does LA DWP Billing Scandal Extend to Sweetheart Settlement With Over-Billing Attorney?

Jamie Court | Posted 09.10.2016 | Los Angeles
Jamie Court

The LA Department of Water and Power's overbilling scandals are epic. DWP is one of the least accountable agencies in the city. When it said it was cleaning up its act, it reached out to a Chicago attorney and cut a deal to allegedly pay ratepayers back.

LA Ethnic Media Promote Citizenship in September

Elena Shore | Posted 09.05.2016 | Los Angeles
Elena Shore

Saul Montoya had his green card for 35 years before he decided to become a U.S. citizen. It was his wife Leticia, who is a U.S. citizen herself, who f...

Los Angeles Pioneers Electric Car-Sharing for Low-Income Residents

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 08.13.2016 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

California state Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon recently announced a new electric vehicle car-sharing grant for the City of Los Angeles that will make zero emission driving available to low-income residents.

Millions Of 'Shade Balls' Protect LA's Water During Drought

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.14.2015 | Science

Los Angeles can't make it rain, but it can shield its precious water with "shade balls" -- 96 million of them to be exact. For months, the Los Angeles...

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

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.23.2016 | 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 i...

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."