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Getting LA Out Of The Red And Into The Black

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 12.18.2012 | Los Angeles

Pushing an aggressive agenda of tax reform and local investment, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday urged local officials to do mor...

Where We've Been And Where We're Going: Creating Jobs

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 10.13.2012 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

By investing in our infrastructure, cutting red tape, and building a business-friendly city, we are working to ensure the jobs of the future are created here in L.A. Together, we're leaving behind a Los Angeles built to prosper for generations to come.

Bring the Super Bowl Home

Austin Beutner | Posted 04.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Austin Beutner

I hope Indianapolis hosts a good game between the Giants and the Patriots. But I also hope the Super Bowl returns to L.A. for Super Bowl L in 2016.

Port of LA Shows You Can Be Pro-Jobs and Pro-Environment

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 03.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Our port is a vital economic engine for the region -- additional cargo means additional jobs. So make no mistake: we need to grow our port, especially now.

LA's Bid For A World Class Art Season

Adam Gross | Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts
Adam Gross

What does it take for a city to be recognized as a world class art center? A strong and influential artistic legacy. An expanding art scene. New ...

Villaraigosa To Obama: Visit The Real Los Angeles

2011-04-04-tcmhuffpo.jpg | Alice M. Walton | Posted 11.20.2011 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of The City Maven. By Alice M. Walton Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was in Washington, D.C. today with an invitation for feder...

LA's Millionaire Growth Second In The Nation: Report

Posted 09.20.2011 | Los Angeles

A new study has determined that Los Angeles has the second-highest rate of millionaire growth in the US, as well as the second-highest number of milli...

Los Angeles Ranks Among The Worst Cities for Jobs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Found via LA Observed, on the heels of Forbes' recent report which ranked 3 California cities amongst those in "free fall" comes this new report from ...

LA City Council Committee Rightly Calls For LAPD Hiring Freeze

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

As Los Angeles wrestles with layoffs and cutbacks, the LAPD is once again threatening the public with doom and gloom should, God forbid, there actually be some cutbacks.

Why I'm Bullish on LA

Al Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Al Abrams

There are three reasons why I feel that Los Angeles will come out of the recession stronger than before -- and why I think LA will have a leg up on other major American cities.

The Census: Learning to Count Decade by Decade

Suyapa Portillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Suyapa Portillo

One of the glaring omissions in the Census survey is an option for individuals to identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Al Gore Endorses Carbon Reduction Surcharge

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Former Vice President Al Gore has endorsed LA's green energy plan, the Carbon Reduction Surcharge, calling it "one of the most forward-thinking clean energy plans" he's ever seen.

Our Jobs, Our Lives

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

There is a dark undercurrent to the jobs package, as anti-immigrant Republicans once again attempt to turn debate on this economic recovery bill into a referendum on immigrant workers.

Tough Choices to Secure Our Economic Future

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

I am directing the elimination of 1,000 filled, full-time position authorities and instructing the Personnel Dept. to immediately begin calculating layoff, displacement seniority and/or transfers of employees filling these positions.

Obama Not the Best Weatherman For LA

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

In his State of the Union, speaking about the economy, Obama said that "the worst of the storm has passed." Perhaps. But if you happen to live in here in LA, I wouldn't put away those umbrellas just yet.

Three Events, One Message: Creating Jobs

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

LA is open for business and focused on getting Angelenos back to work.

You Can Bury a Lot of Troubles Digging in the Dirt...

Geri Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Geri Miller

I'd been a a gardener since who-knows-when, but I'd never experienced this level of interest before. It was the "who" asking for help that was the most astonishing.

Austin Beutner, Former Equity Firm Chief, Is Villaraigosa's Pick To Manage Economic Development

latimes.com | Phil Willon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has turned to the former head of an equity firm to spearhead the mayor's renewed job creation effort and push t...