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Protecting Circus Elephants

Cathy Kangas | Posted 12.28.2013 | Green
Cathy Kangas

What message are we sending to our children if we take them to a circus featuring live wild animals? Observing tigers jumping through flaming hoops or watching elephants balancing on balls sends the wrong message as this is not behavior we would find in the wild.

LA To NFL: What Part Of Yes Don't You Understand?

AP | Posted 10.09.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council has reaffirmed its support for efforts to bring an NFL team to the nation's second-la...

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.

Latina 'Dark Horse' Makes Political Comeback History In L.A.

VOXXI | Tony Castro | Posted 08.05.2013 | Latino Voices

Los Angeles Hispanics are celebrating the election of the first Latina to the City Council in a quarter century. Nury Martinez, a former school boa...

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.

City Council's Zoo Debate Turns Ugly

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 08.25.2013 | Los Angeles

In one of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's last efforts to shed the city of its non-core services, his proposal to turn over marketing at the Los Angeles ...

WHOA: Former Opponents Considering Unusual Partnership

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 08.04.2013 | Los Angeles

Even with this aspect of their political life over, the five Los Angeles City Council members leaving office on June 30 say they expect to remain invo...

Lawmaker: 'Medical Marijuana Saved My Life'

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.23.2013 | Los Angeles

L.A. Councilman Bill Rosendahl's cancer is in remission -- and he credits medical marijuana for this. Wednesday, in a blog post on The Huffington Post...

Coming out of the (Cannabis) Closet

Bill Rosendahl | Posted 05.21.2013 | Los Angeles
Bill Rosendahl

I walking more freely and faster without assistance. I can sit longer than five minutes without pain. I'm getting pretty close to feeling like the old Bill Rosendahl.

Los Angeles to San Onofre: 'Not So Fast!'

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 06.29.2013 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

A unanimous Los Angeles City Council has demanded the Nuclear Regulatory Commission conduct extended investigations before any restart at the San Onofre atomic power plant.

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.

If LA Shall Appear Great to You, Consider Then Passing CCFO

Edward Headington | Posted 04.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

There are still glories ahead for our City of Angels but only if men and women purchase them through thoughtful policymaking.

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...

Occupy at One Year: A Success Already

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Policy reform will follow from the will of the people. It's not time to stop the protests, but year one of the movement is a success because its ideals have captured the attention of the American people and our representatives.

L.A. Confidential: City Funds Go Up In Smoke

The 420 Times | Posted 11.03.2012 | Los Angeles
The 420 Times

The City Council must be replaced with one that will also stop negligently wasting city funds and the taxpayers' money, draining city resources on inadvisable and inappropriate decisions.

Is Medical Marijuana The New Snake Oil?

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2012 | Fifty
David Sack, M.D.

Somewhat lost in the highly politicized hullabaloo is the one question we should really be asking about medical marijuana: Is it good medicine?

Living On The Wall

Charyn Harris | Posted 09.25.2012 | Los Angeles
Charyn Harris

"Stand for something or you will fall for anything," is one of my favorite quotes. What are the alternatives for the youth who are on the same path because we are not paying attention or caring enough to reach them?

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.

Why Is This Guy Wearing A Bag On His Head At City Hall?

Posted 05.25.2012 | Weird News

Who is this guy, and why is he wearing a plastic bag on his head in a city council meeting? Let's just say that Tinseltown has become Cellophanecit...

Responsible Banking Is Responsible Government

Richard Alarcón | Posted 04.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Richard Alarcón

The mayor, council and taxpayers need access to information about a bank's lending activity -- the good and the bad -- so we can make better decisions about who we give our business to in the future.

L.A.'s Redistricting War and the Health of Our Democracy

Madeline Janis | Posted 04.24.2012 | Los Angeles
Madeline Janis

I love the fact that hundreds of people are attending the hearings to express their views on how to best represent the incredible diversity of interests in Los Angeles.

Stop the City Hall Gold Rush

Austin Beutner | Posted 03.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Austin Beutner

We more than generously compensate our city officials. They should return the favor with a guarantee to hold themselves to a higher standard of transparency and accountability than they now do.

Mike Sacks

Occupy Wall Street Makes Official Call To Amend Constitution

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Efforts to amend the Constitution to declare that corporations are not people and money is not speech gained support in two notable New York forums th...

Occupy LA Costs $2.3 Million, Says City (PHOTOS)

AP | By NOAKI SCHWARTZ and MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 12.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A preliminary report released Friday by the city administrative officer estimates the nearly two-month Occupy LA encampment at City Hal...