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  • Glendale poised to ban gun shows despite NRA lawsuit threat

     
    Glendale is poised to make a ban on gun shows on city property officials tonight despite a threat by the National Rifle Assn. to file a legal challenge....
  • Quinn’s thrilling gambit sets chilling precedent

     
    From Sunday's print column Agreed, there was something deeply satisfying about Gov. Pat Quinn’s announcement last week that he was suspending the pay of state lawmakers until they acted on pension reform. "There is a principle as old as the......
  • Bell corruption case now in the hands of jury

     
    A municipal corruption case in which half a dozen former Bell council members are accused of paying themselves huge salaries for doing little work in one of Los Angeles County’s poorest cities is in the hands of jurors. The four-week......
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer backs Mike Feuer in city attorney race

     
    Former lawmaker Mike Feuer, running in a contentious race for Los Angeles city attorney, has added Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) to his list of endorsements by elected officials....
  • L.A. to ask high court to overturn ruling on homeless' belongings

     
    The city of Los Angeles is scheduled Thursday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower-court ruling preventing the random seizure and destruction of belongings that homeless people leave temporarily unattended on public sidewalks. If the court...
  • L.A. Votes: Special interests spend millions, Greuel and James on the attack

     
    Nearly $4 million in independent spending has poured into Los Angeles election campaigns in recent weeks. A Times analysis finds that more than three-quarters is from groups tied to unions, and that, in addition to efforts on behalf of mayoral candidate...
  • No COLA for you?

     
    Yo! This economy bites, doesn’t it? Stagnant pay, rising bills. Reduced hours, rising bills. Lost jobs, rising bills. This is the refrain for millions of Pennsylvania residents who work in the private sector and local government. But if you want.......
  • Los Angeles adding parks to force out sex offenders living nearby

     
    City officials are building a small park in Harbor Gateway with the main purpose of forcing 33 registered sex offenders to move out of a nearby apartment building. State law prohibits sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a......
  • Former Villaraigosa aide opposes tax, says budget woes overstated

     
    One of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's former high-level budget advisors said Sunday that city officials are using "fuzzy math" to overstate the size of the budget shortfall, even as they press voters to pass a sales-tax hike in the......
  • Chino Hills gets court judgment against alleged maternity hotel

     
    The owner of an alleged “maternity hotel” in Chino Hills has agreed to shut down and to fix all building code violations. The city of Chino Hills had already obtained an injunction to stop the hotel from operating, and the......
  • Bell scandal was 'half-circus, half-heartbreak,' attorney says

     
    Bell’s former mayor was a man who threw himself full time into his civic work — a leader with a big heart and the time to listen to everyone’s problems, his attorney told jurors Thursday in the ongoing corruption trial......
  • Newport Beach residents sue over an increase to the 'dock tax'

     
    Waterfront residents who are incensed that Newport Beach increased fees on residential docks that span public waters said they made good on a pledge Tuesday to sue the city. The Stop the Dock Tax group, which said it filed suit......