Outdoor advertising company Lamar went big last week in its bid to drum up publicity for Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar, putting up 100 free billboards supporting his March 3 reelection campaign.
Maybe it was a bad idea from the very beginning.Fifty years ago, the thought of Los Angeles taking over a small airport in the Inland Empire seemed like a huge win for Ontario. A no-brainer.But over the past decade, Ontario has pulled ou
Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council are expected early this year to set Los Angeles’ first-ever minimum wage. The dollar figure is still up for debate — the mayor has proposed reaching .25 an hour by 2017, while some council members want .25 by 2019 — but it’s clear that most of the city’s elected officials believe a raise in the minimum wage is necessary. The Times has backed the idea of a gradual pay increase.
Izek Shomof, a prominent redeveloper of older buildings in downtown Los Angeles, has purchased the historic Rialto Theatre in South Pasadena and hopes to turn it into an entertainment venue that could include a bar and screenings of old movies.
For some four decades, the California Coastal Commission has been charged with guaranteeing public access to the coast. But because the agency lacked meaningful enforcement authority, that has been no easy task. A backlog of hundreds of cases has developed, and the commission has spent years suing or cajoling defiant oceanfront property owners into doing the right thing.
When Angelenos phone the city to complain about illegal construction, trash piling up next door or other building nuisances, some parts of town have gotten a faster reaction from building inspectors than have others, a Times analysis of city data shows.