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Fire Department's Plan Poses Hidden Risks | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.20.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council and L.A. Fire Department have proudly touted the advantages of a just-approved new deployment plan, which they claim will...

'Political Bullet': Ugly Council Race Turns Former Buddies Into Political Nemeses

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The neighborhoods that sprawl northeast from downtown Los Angeles are vexed by vanishing jobs, gang mayhem and clotted traffic, bu...

Showing Some Political Backbone for the Wilshire Boulevard BRT

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Next to the spontaneous uprisings against illegitimate regimes in Tunisia and Egypt, as a news story, the Wilshire bus rapid transit (BRT) project pal...

WATCH: Which City Officials Have Agreed To Pay Cuts? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The budget crisis in L.A. has prompted many city officials and staff members to volunteer for a salary cut. But not everyone is ...

LA's Librarians Demand Noise

Jodi Lampert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jodi Lampert

For something to reach out and grab me, it has to have the effect of Changing My Life, and right away. Just say: The Public Library is closing on Mondays.

The Case for Not Recalling Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

The great promise of Los Angeles' first Latino mayor in over 100 years has vanished in a cloud of disappointment and embarrassment.

LA Business As Usual and A Better Place

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Returning to LA from an inspiring visit to Better Place, I wasn't ready for the now almost perennially bad news about the city's financial health. Bu...

L.A. City Council To Consider $56-Million Arizona Boycott Over Illegal-Immigration Law

Los Angeles Times | Teresa Watanabe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council could take a significant step in protesting Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigration Wednesday when it considers up to ...

L.A. City Council's Budget Committee Recommends 1,000 More Job Cuts | David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The committee's budget plan, which goes to the full council Friday, omits revenue the mayor expects from privatizing city parking. One councilman call...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

Friday night on Real Time, Bill Maher, Andrew Ross Sorkin, and I discussed Move Your Money. Andrew liked the idea, but worried that it might cause a run on the too-big-to-fail banks. It won't. But it's clear from what's happening in Washington that we need a citizens' intervention to reform our financial institutions. Creating a de facto Glass-Steagall by separating our government-guaranteed deposits from the casino/investment side of the banking industry is a great start. More people are reaching the same conclusion. A new poll found that 9 percent of Americans have already moved their money out of a big bank as a protest. And the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to require any bank doing business with the city to reinvest in the community. It's about time citizens and local governments inject some much-needed competition into our increasingly oligarchic banking system.

Los Angeles Pushes for Responsible Banking

Dennis Santiago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dennis Santiago

The City Council of Los Angeles voted 12-0 today to require banks doing business with the City to report on the details of their local reinvestment in the community.

Schadenfreude: How Californians Can Feel Better About Themselves

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

Hardly a day goes by when we don't read or hear about how our state's budget is down the toilet (it is!); or that the City of Los Angeles is so broke, it can't even afford a toilet (it can't).

LA's Neighborhood Councils -- The Best Bang for the City's Bucks

Al Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Al Abrams

Neighborhood Councils are funding projects for youth and seniors, for the hungry and disabled, and for the cultural and performing arts.

LA City Council Does Nothing To Ease Fiscal Crisis; Did Mayor Save The Day?

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

The sad truth is that it will no doubt take a potent combination of both layoffs and new sources of revenue to begin to bring the city back from the brink.

Medical Marijuana Faces Obstacles In LA

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Rowan Moore Gerety | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit Despite sharp criticism and the threat of litigation on Tuesday, the LA City Council forma...

Krekorian Defeats Essel In L.A. City Council Race

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Assemblyman Paul Krekorian claimed victory tonight in the bitter and expensive race for the Los Angeles City Council seat previously held by City Cont...

Valley Voters Head To Polls To Decide Heated, Big-Money L.A. Council Race

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Voters in the San Fernando Valley head to the polls today to decide who should replace former Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel. The runoff b...

LA City Council Backs Obama's Health Plan

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vanessa Carmichael

The vote for the resolution passed unanimously. LA's Health Care Resolution is the first of its kind to be passed by a city government.

Peace Gnome to the Rescue

Mike Sheehan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Sheehan

Rep. Kucinich (D-OH) -- whom we around here affectionately refer to as the "Peace Gnome" -- is urging the L.A. City Council to free a captive elephant languishing in a county zoo.

Greening Hollywood: Staples Goes Solar

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

According to an economic study released last week, California's green policies will create as many as 403,000 jobs in the next 12 years and household incomes will increase by $48 billion.