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Truckers Strike at L.A. Port for Workers Rights

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

No worker wants to go on strike, but several major trucking companies at these L.A. and Long Beach ports have made working conditions so miserable that many drivers believe they have no choice. So the drivers will be out of their trucks and onto the picket lines this week.

Westwood Boulevard Should Be a Great Street -- With Bicycle Lanes

Linda Sarna, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 11.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Linda Sarna, PhD, RN, FAAN

Reducing our car dependency will play a major role in improving the quality of life in our great city, and highly traveled streets like Westwood Boulevard can set the example for streets that facilitate zero-emission transportation options of cycling and walking.

Los Angeles Proposes A Higher Minimum Wage

Manuel Pastor | Posted 11.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Manuel Pastor

Why the muted effects on employment? Interestingly, what used to be a staple of traditional economics -- that minimum wage hikes trigger job cutbacks -- has found increasingly less evidence in the field.

L.A. Mayor Accepts Michelle Obama's Challenge To End Veteran Homelessness By 2016

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact

Los Angeles is the latest major U.S. city to set a bold goal regarding veteran homelessness: It wants to end it within the next two years. Mayor E...

Cities Take The Heat For Global Warming

Jack Skelley | Posted 08.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

If McConnell and the rest of Washington's climate-change deniers think EPA rules will harm the economy, what do they think will be the impact of worldwide food riots and coastlines washed away?

Clipper Nation: Rise Up and Seize the Day for We Are Los Angeles

Bennet Kelley | Posted 06.29.2014 | Los Angeles
Bennet Kelley

When the Clippers take the court to face the Golden State Warriors in a pivotal playoff game, they will not be introduced as the Donald Sterling Bigots, but rather Eric Smith will call on fans to cheer for "your Los Angeles Clippers."

L.A.Drivers: Slow the Eff Down!

Jack Skelley | Posted 06.17.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

Starting on September 16, of this year, California drivers must keep their cars at least three feet away from bikes they pass on the street. The law is bound to increase the friction between bikes and cars.

Does Downtown Need Frank Gehry?

Jack Skelley | Posted 05.05.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

The question is whether Gehry and the other mega projects can, starting from scratch, capture the magic Downtown is already generating. Will they selfishly corral pedestrians? Will they be bunkers and monoliths? Will L.A. commit the same old errors?

From the Front Lines in the Fight Against Climate Change

Matt Petersen | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Matt Petersen

Cities are increasingly on the front lines in the fight against climate change as gridlock and dysfunction at the federal level have stymied efforts to address one of the most significant threats to our planet and way of life.

Everybody Walks in LA! Figueroa Street Plan Hits a Roadblock

Jack Skelley | Posted 04.06.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

LA is at a crossroads symbolized by My Figueroa: Will our streets continue to be ruled by cars -- with the danger, delays and dismal livability that come with that -- or will they serve the 100 percent of us who walk?

My Conversation With L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: State of the Union and Promise Zones

Tavis Smiley | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joins me tonight on PBS to preview tomorrow's State of the Union address, during which it is anticipated that President Obama will lay out plans to address poverty and income inequality as part of the 2014 legislative agenda.

The LA River at a Crossroads

Jack Skelley | Posted 03.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

The mayor and all top California elected officials, plus 10,000 petition-signers, are pushing Alternative 20. It alone has the power to leverage the river the way cities such as San Luis Obispo or San Antonio do: as a central urban artery and park system, that is also a healthy ecosystem.

Can Mayor Garcetti Make L.A.'s Streets Great?

Jack Skelley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

He could cover L.A.'s sub-surface freeways, such as the 101, and turn them into parks. He could join forces with L.A.'s uber-popular Cyclavia events and revive the dormant bike-share program, such as those successful in Chicago in New York.

Los Angeles: A Love Letter and a Challenge

Alisa Gould-Simon | Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact
Alisa Gould-Simon

L.A. Creates, the day-long interactive event was supported by the L.A. Global Shapers -- a group of 20-somethings from a diverse cross-section of cultures and industries that focuses on creating and implementing locally impactful initiatives

After 100 Days In Office, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Gets High Marks

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 12.07.2013 | Los Angeles

Mayor Eric Garcetti is drawing high marks for his first 100 days in office even as he continues to introduce himself to city residents, according to a...

Social Media Week LA and What's Trending Announce 2nd Annual "Social 25" List Of Digital Media Influencers

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Shira Lazar

What's Trending teamed up with Social Media Week Los Angeles (SMWLA) - a part of Social Media Week Global's worldwide exploration of the social, cult...

Four Ways the DWP Union Controls L.A. and Why We Need to Support Mayor Eric Eric Garcetti

Brady Westwater | Posted 10.21.2013 | Los Angeles
Brady Westwater

Just when it appeared the Los Angeles City Council was about to rubber stamp the new DWP contract, Mayor Eric Garcetti has gone directly to the public for support.

Will Los Angeles Sever 'Sister City' Ties to Anti-Gay St. Petersburg, Russia?

Karen Ocamb | Posted 09.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Karen Ocamb

The severing or even suspension of ties to St. Petersburg by the City of Los Angeles would send a resounding message of support for LGBT human rights from the ninth most economically powerful city in the world that other cities could use as cover to also sever ties.

Everyone Wants To Work For Him

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 08.10.2013 | Los Angeles

In the first days since announcing his transition plans to seek ideas from the public and solicit new faces for city hall, Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti h...

'I'm Optimistic, But Certainly Not Exuberant'

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 07.26.2013 | Los Angeles

City Councilman Eric Garcetti won the first L.A. mayor's race since the Great Recession with a simple message: telling voters he'd solve their basic p...