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L.A. Can Lead the Way with Solar Rooftops

Craig Lewis | Posted 03.18.2014 | 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 03.10.2014 | 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.

'We're Going To Go To Sacramento & Storm That Place Like You Haven't Seen Before'

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

California's traditional film and television industry is in flux, facing competition from other states and upstarts like Netflix, leaders said at a sh...

Create LA, and Then the World

Amanda Slavin | Posted 12.23.2013 | Los Angeles
Amanda Slavin

If you Google SkidRow, Wikipedia will tell you, "Skid Row contains one of the largest stable populations, between 3,000 and 6,000, of homeless people ...

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...

Wells Bring Hope: The Clean Water Savior

Clarissa Burt | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Clarissa Burt

"There is no greater need than to have access to safe drinking water," says Barbara Goldberg, Founder and President of Wells Bring Hope, a non-profit charity organization dedicated to saving lives in West Africa.

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.

The Difference Between A Good & A Great Police Officer

Los Angeles Daily News | Kelly Goff | Posted 10.10.2013 | Los Angeles

Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke to a graduating class of the Los Angeles Police Academy Friday morning in Elysian Valley for the first time since taking off...

'Now We Are Talking About Real Power'

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 09.26.2013 | Los Angeles

In his continued push to make City Hall more user-friendly, Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday held a "Government 101" session for more than 100 community ...

'The Most Basic Thing'

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 09.24.2013 | Los Angeles

Pledging to release City Hall from the tight security that has dominated it since 9/11, Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday launched a Mayor's Help Desk ...

No More Mr. Nice Guy

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 09.08.2013 | Los Angeles

Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered all department heads to reapply for their jobs on Monday and told reporters he expects some managers will be asked to resi...

The Answer To Downtown's Problem?

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 09.02.2013 | Los Angeles

Mayor Eric Garcetti named former Councilwoman Jan Perry as interim general manager of the Economic Development Department on Tuesday, one of a number ...

LIKE A LASER BEAM

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 08.30.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Eric Garcetti celebrated the start of his first term as mayor Sunday with a promise to do the basic things right while getting Los Ange...

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...

25 Ideas for LA's New Mayor Eric Garcetti

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Peter Dreier

Garcetti didn't run for mayor just to be a caretaker. He promised more. He can build on some of the successes of his predecessor but also stake out new directions.