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California to Legislators: Stop Bogging Down Bag Bill

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

California is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in environmental causes, but our legislators have been far too entangled with the petrochemical lobby to get the job done on banning plastic bags statewide.

Los Angeles Gets 'In Sync' to Address Traffic

Jan Perry | Posted 05.07.2013 | Los Angeles
Jan Perry

Los Angeles is one of the most populated cities in the nation. It's a city of 12 million plus vehicles and, at times, it can feel like all 12 million are trying to get to the same place at the same time. In fact, across the country, Los Angeles has become synonymous with gridlock.

Local Politics, Where Every Voice is Heard

Frederick Sutton | Posted 04.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Frederick Sutton

As we enter the home stretch of the L.A. primary season, I urge everyone to get involved, do your research and, vote for the candidate who will take the city in the direction you desire. It really is up to you on March 5.

Frank Talk on Solar Energy, Why I Asked the City Council to Analize the DWP's Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Proposal

Jan Perry | Posted 01.28.2013 | Los Angeles
Jan Perry

Let's be clear -- solar energy makes sense for Los Angeles. I believe the City of Los Angeles can be the leader in solar energy and technology; we have the people, the brain trust and the climate here to make this happen.

Challenging the Status Quo

Frederick Sutton | Posted 03.24.2013 | Los Angeles
Frederick Sutton

Los Angeles needs to enter an era of responsibility. I was taught not to make promises I could not keep and to live within my means. We must have an honest discussion about the state of our city and how we operate.

'It Just Makes LA Look Bad'

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 02.08.2013 | Los Angeles

Mariachis played at City Hall when Gloria Molina was sworn in 25 years ago as a city councilwoman, a nod to her Mexican heritage. The emotional ceremo...

A Merry-Go-Round of Lifetime Politicians

Frederick Sutton | Posted 01.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Frederick Sutton

Under our current roster of "experienced politicians" Los Angeles is drowning in debt and the quality of life has gradually deteriorated. Is this any way to run a city?

City Council To Make Major Decision About Farmers Field

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 11.28.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles took a major step Friday toward building a downtown stadium to lure an NFL team back to the nation's second most popul...

More Than 400 New Parking Meters Are Coming To LA

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 07.25.2012 | Los Angeles

In a city where nearly everyone drives, any news regarding parking is bound to be upsetting. Yesterday, the LA City Council voted to add more than ...

'The Rich Get Richer' At This Elite Private School

2012-02-14-Screenshot20120214at2.10.30PM.png | Posted 06.29.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of LA Weekly By Simone Wilson Of all disintegrating LAUSD campuses that need a tax-exempt loan to build new facilities, the...

We Owe It to Ourselves to Ask Mayoral Hopefuls Tough Questions

Austin Beutner | Posted 08.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Austin Beutner

Los Angeles is a special place, blessed with diversity and many unique neighborhoods, which make one of the greatest cities in the world. But the city will only realize its potential if leaders face up to the challenges and make the right choices.

Mayoral Candidate Eric Garcetti Kicks Off Polo Season at Will Rogers

The Daily Truffle | Posted 07.09.2012 | Los Angeles
The Daily Truffle

Harvard-Westlake alum and current L.A. city councilmember and Los Angeles mayoral Democratic candidate Eric Garcetti threw out the ball for the 59th a...

60,000 Angelenos Can't Be Wrong

Austin Beutner | Posted 06.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Austin Beutner

A few weeks ago I shared my concerns about worsening response times in the Los Angeles Fire Department. Let's take a step back to see how Los Angeles got here.

Chinatown Walmart: Where Do The Elected Officials Stand?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.31.2012 | Los Angeles

Since Walmart announced its plan to build a store in Chinatown, the local community and Los Angeles at large has been buzzing about it. Chinatown busi...

Kathleen Miles

Chinatown Walmart Ducks Los Angeles Chain Store Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.23.2012 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved Councilman Ed Reyes's motion to ban chain retail stores from Chinatown on Friday. The ban appears...

A Ban On ALL Chains In Chinatown?!

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.23.2012 | Los Angeles

One month after Walmart announced that it would bring a store to Chinatown in downtown Los Angeles, one City Council member has stepped in to stop it....

City Council Tells KFI To Hire Non-White Staff

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.23.2012 | Los Angeles

Just three days after singer Whitney Houston passed away, KFI AM hosts John and Ken dismissed her as nothing more than a "crack ho." Nearly one month ...

The Vote Is In: Will $250 Truancy Tickets Stay?

2011-04-04-tcmhuffpo.jpg | Posted 02.22.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of The City Maven. By Alice M. Walton. Los Angeles students who are truant from school would not face a monetary fine unti...

The Fight to Keep L.A. Street Vendors Alive

Voto Latino | Posted 04.23.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

Did you know the señora you bought a taco, fruta mixta, churro, or tamale from could be fined up to $1,000 and do jail time for selling food on an L.A. sidewalk or 500 feet from a school?

Should Students Pay $250 For Being Late To Class?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.22.2012 | Los Angeles

Should students have to pay $250 for being late to class? How 'bout $800? The LA City Council Public Safety Committee thinks not and voted Monday i...

LA's Mural Moratorium -- More Art! Less Red Tape!

Gregory Linton | Posted 12.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Gregory Linton

Los Angeles made a name for itself as the mural capital of the world between 1986-2002, when murals were encouraged and celebrated in the city. But in 2002 the city instituted a city-wide moratorium on murals.

Two Peas In A Pod: City Council Votes 11-0 For Occupy LA

2011-04-04-tcmhuffpo.jpg | Posted 12.12.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of The City Maven. By Alice M. Walton The Los Angeles City Council voted 11-0 today to formally support the Occupy L...

¿Did You Know August is Immigrant Pride Month?

Aurelia Fierros | Posted 10.28.2011 | Latino Voices
Aurelia Fierros

The LA City Council proclaimed August as Immigrant Pride Month, celebrating with diverse events including a commemoration at Dodger stadium with a Dodgers-Rockies game this Sunday, August 28th.

Public Ownership of Dodgers Backed By LA City Council

2011-04-04-tcmhuffpo.jpg | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of The City Maven By Alice M. Walton The concept of public ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers was backed today by th...

The LA City Council Talks Too Much

Joel Epstein | Posted 08.10.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

The LA City Council and needs to stop talking and start acting on the Wilshire bus rapid transit project.