Antonio Villaraigosa

Port workers return to work after settlement of a strike, Port of Long Beach, Los Angeles. (AP Photo)

LA ports reopen after crippling 8-day strike ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Work resumed Wednesday at the nation’s busiest port complex after a crippling strike was settled, ending an eight-day walk-off that affected thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in cargo.

12/05/2012

LA council puts tax increase on March ballot

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council voted today to place a half-cent sales tax increase on the March municipal ballot, despite mounting opposition from the business community, organized labor and mayoral candidates. […]

11/20/2012

160 LAPD employees could be laid off

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Some 160 Los Angeles Police Department employees could be laid off by January 1 under a cost-cutting plan announced by Chief Charlie Beck. In a memo posted on the department’s internal […]

10/26/2012

One-stop shop for business licenses in L.A.

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – City Councilman Eric Garcetti today announced a partnership with the online company Docstoc to offer prospective business owners in Los Angeles free access to the company’s one-stop shop for business licenses. […]

10/17/2012

LA plan to give illegal immigrants IDs moves ahead

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A plan to create Los Angeles photo-identification cards to help identify illegal immigrants has passed through a City Council committee and is moving closer to approval. City News Service reports the […]

10/17/2012

LA mayor wants city ID card for immigrants

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Immigrants would get access to banking services in Los Angeles under a proposal that would create an official city photo identification card that could also be used as a prepaid ATM […]

10/13/2012

Carmageddon discounts provide alternative to driving

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – In hopes of encouraging motorists to stay off freeways during the upcoming “Carmageddon II” closure of the San Diego (405) Freeway in the Sepulveda Pass, local officials today announced discounts being […]

09/11/2012

Villaraigosa's odd moment at DNC (video)

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was caught up in an uncomfortable moment at the convention. It came as Democrats altered their party platform to include God and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. But, […]

09/06/2012

Valley Village freakish crash

(CNS) – The motorist at the center of the freakish crash that resulted in the electrocution of two good Samaritans and sent six people to the hospital may face reckless driving charges, a police sergeant […]

08/24/2012

Villaraigosa slams 'Yes on 32' campaign

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today blasted the backers of a state ballot initiative that would ban automatic deductions from employee paychecks by unions or corporations for political spending, accusing the campaign of […]

08/21/2012

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