Topic: Antonio Villaraigosa
In 2010, Los Angeles saw 297 homicides – down from more than 600 a year in the 1990s. The mayor and police groups praise the LAPD, but other are dubious.
01/04/2011 07:59 pm
Voter anger at generous (and unfunded) retirement benefits for government workers resulted in successful ballot initiatives and the election of governors promising change.
11/08/2010 09:40 pm
Texas oil firms are backing a ballot initiative that would repeal the state's landmark 2006 greenhouse-gas reduction law. The mayor of Los Angeles is rallying Hispanic groups against the initiative.
09/01/2010 08:41 pm
'Grim Sleeper' arrest surprised neighbors. "We knew he was kind of weird, but he was a regular person," says neighbor.
07/08/2010 04:58 pm
A planned Los Angeles subway expansion could cut traffic and greenhouse emissions and give jobs a boost, but Mayor Villaraigosa wants it now, instead of waiting 30 years. He is in Washington Thursday seeking funds to accelerate construction of the 'Subway to the Sea.'
03/11/2010 12:24 pm
In Pictures Dogs at work
The Los Angeles City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday capping the number of medical marijuana dispensaries and placing restrictions on where they could be located.
01/26/2010 06:43 pm
Charlie Beck, a 30-year-plus LAPD veteran from a police family, is expected to carry on the reforms of his former boss and chief William Bratton.
11/04/2009 12:00 am
The three finalists for the post – all from within the LAPD – have big shoes to fill with the departure of William Bratton, who is credited with turning the force around.
11/03/2009 12:00 am
Bratton, who ends his tenure at the LAPD this week, is credited for reinventing a police force once known for brutality and corruption, and bringing down crime to historic lows.
10/31/2009 01:00 am