Eric Garcetti

Frustrated foreign leaders bypass Washington in search of blue-state allies

BRUSSELS — California Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent trip to the capital of the European Union had all the trappings of a visit by a head of state — he even got an upgraded title.<p>“Mr. President, welcome in Brussels,” Brown (D) was told this month as he exited his Mercedes van in front of the European …

News (U.S.)

Trump Administration Ramps Up Dispute Over Sanctuary Policies

LOS ANGELES—The Trump administration is expanding its immigration dispute with local officials across the country, warning 29 additional city, county and state governments that they may be violating a law requiring them to share certain immigration information with federal authorities.<p>The notice, …

Immigration

What kind of state does Israel want to be?

It is a question that despite 70 years of statehood, Israelis have yet to answer clearly. Do we believe that as the Jewish state, Israel is the …

Israel

Pop-up shop salutes the city with L.A.-inspired items that won't break the bank

Mayor Eric Garcetti was only half-joking when he said he would have liked for the new LA Original pop-up shop to be housed in City Hall in downtown Los Angeles.<p>“Only I don’t think we would have gotten quite the foot traffic,” he said.<p>The compact 340-square-foot retail space shouldn’t have that …

Los Angeles

Across the USA, governments have a gender hypocrisy gap

When it comes to the “war on women,” many politicians are hypocrites. They allege gender bias in the private-sector workplace to score political points while simultaneously leading government payrolls with massive gender gaps among top-paid positions.<p>Whether it's House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, …

Opinion

Los Angeles taps a shuttle service to get riders to Metro stops

Most people find a short walk to and from a public transportation stop pretty reasonable, but the further away that stop is from their home or their destination, the less convenient it becomes. Well the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) wants to close that first …

Technology

McAuliffe to raise money for cash-strapped DNC

Terry McAuliffe is set to host the Democratic National Committee’s major year-end fundraising reception, according to an invitation obtained by POLITICO — making the outgoing Virginia governor and former DNC chairman one of the only potential 2020 contenders to raise much-needed funds for the party …

Politics

Dodgers host 13th annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

<b>Dodgers take part in 13th annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway</b><p><b>by Rowan Kavner</b><p>It’s a treat to receive a complimentary Thanksgiving meal. To receive it …

Los Angeles Dodgers

Selena Quintanilla's Life Story Has Been Made Into a Children's Book

Selena Quintanilla-Perez's legacy lives on. It's been more than 20 years since the legendary Tejano singer was shot and killed, but people are still …

Celebrity News

The Democrats' old-people problem

Democrats are rethinking their future — but doing it with the leadership of old men and women deeply rooted in the past.<p>The top three House Democrats …

U.S. Politics

Downtown LA is invaded by Martians in War of the Worlds revamp

<i>Before the War of the World performance started a nervous TV reporter named Hector G. Wallace paced back and forth in front of a pile of debris</i> …

Southern California

'It Felt Like It Was Dictators First' On Trump's Asia Trip, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Says

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Garcetti about the possibility of a 2020 presidential run, what's next for the Democratic Party, the GOP tax …

Republican Party

LAPD Officers Recorded Themselves Apparently Planting Cocaine on a Suspect

A news report from CBS' local affiliate showing what appears to be LAPD officers planting drug evidence during an arrest may challenge how long the …

Policing

LAPD officer allegedly plants drugs on suspect

Footage taken from a Los Angeles police officer’s bodycam allegedly shows him planting drugs on a man during a traffic stop.

Policing

Why Are Airbnb Regulations Taking So Long in L.A.?

In the summer of 2015, the Los Angeles City Council rolled up its collective sleeves and began crafting an ordinance to regulate short-term rentals, …

Sharing Economy

The Anti-Urbanism of UberAir

Take a cheap helicopter ride through a smoggier, stress-ier, and more divided L.A.<p>São Paulo’s traffic is horrendous. But if you’re rich enough, you can avoid it. With the world’s largest fleet of private choppers, a reported 1,300 helicopter flights lift off daily, ferrying an ultra-wealthy handful …

São Paulo

Uber's Bid to Launch Flying Cars in LA by 2020 Might Actually Take Off

At around 4 pm yesterday, I headed into battle. I climbed into the tank sitting in my driveway (you might call it a car) and ventured out into the …

Los Angeles

L.A. obviously needs dense housing along the Expo Line. Why isn't the city planning for it?

For the last several years, Los Angeles’ game plan for alleviating the housing crisis has been to encourage housing construction — lots of it — near transit stops.<p>L.A., like many cities in California, hasn’t built enough homes to keep up with population growth. The result is a housing shortage that …

Urban Design

Amid Housing Crisis, Builders Just Aren't Delivering Sorely Needed Apartments

If you ask Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles needs at least 100,000 new housing units just to keep up with demand. Harvard's Joint Center for Housing …

Housing

Does LA have tunnel vision?

There is a tunnel currently under construction 60 feet below Little Tokyo. It’s an S-shaped tube and it’s finished in curving concrete, …

Elon Musk

2017 Digital Cities: Winners Work to Make Government Efficient, Effective and Responsive

Looking across the winners in this year’s Digital Cities Survey, it’s easy at first glance to perceive a fragmented technology landscape.Tech …

Smart Cities

It may be Trump's hometown, but it's De Blasio's city — and will be for the next four years

He is the anti-Trump, a self-styled progressive who is mayor of the president’s hometown and a prominent voice in the Democratic resistance to the White House.<p>Despite misgivings by many New Yorkers who complain the mayor can be out of touch with their daily concerns, Bill de Blasio on Tuesday …

Politics

Selena Fans Upset That the Singer’s Walk of Fame Star Doesn’t Reflect Her Married Name

<b>Brought to you by the editors of People en Español.</b> <b><br>Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.</b><p>Selena Quintanilla posthumously received her star on …

Building Community Through Inclusive and Equitable Parks

Hayden Plaza, New Orleans / Design Jones LLCNew parks can become agents of gentrification if they are not planned with <i>all</i> of the community. Often, …

Urban Design

Two Mayors Who Want to Run for President

Mike Allen: “Here’s something unusual and refreshing: There are two highly ambitious Democrats who don’t even bother hiding their strong desire to …

Politics

20 Dems for 2020: who might the Democrats field next time around?

As Trump celebrates his first anniversary and Democratic thoughts turn to the next election, we run down the contenders, from big names to dark horses<p>Democrats had thought they would be celebrating the one-year anniversary of Hillary Clinton being elected the first female president in American …

Politics

Selena honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

<b>(CNN) —</b> The legacy of singer Selena Quintanilla has lived on for more than two decades. Now the "Queen of Tejano music" has joined a constellation of stars in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.<p>The singer simply known as Selena was honored Friday with a posthumous star in one of showbiz's most visible …

Entertainment

Selena Quintanilla Posthumously Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to Fans' Delight

Twenty-two years after her murder, the legendary Selena Quintanilla has finally received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.<p>The ceremony, held on …

Celebrity News

Selena Quintanilla Finally Got a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

A much-overdo star was finally unveiled yesterday!<p>Although Selena Quintanilla was tragically killed more than 20 years ago, fans still turned out in …

Celebrity News

Record crowds turn out to see Selena get a star on the Walk of Fame

<i>Chris Perez, A.B. Quintanilla III, Suzette Quintanilla, Marcella Samora and Abraham Quintanilla Jr. (left to right) attend a ceremony honoring singer</i> …

Southern California