A presidential visit to Los Angeles means two things: big money fundraisers and somehow even slower roads. Where is President Trump finding financial help in an electorate that voted heavily against him in 2016? And no matter the political affiliation, a look at the toll a visit like this takes on L-A drivers.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has been hinting at a presidential run in 2020. But nothing has been confirmed yet. And in the meantime, he is facing a number of challenged at home, from housing to the homeless.
Traffic is bad all across Greater Los Angeles. But things are compounded on the 710. The freeway often looks like a sea of big rig trucks. Transportation officials are proposing a freeway expansion. But residents worry that such a plan will only be a temporary fix.
When most people retire, they depend on their savings and Social Security checks to pay the bills. But for local government employees in California, the picture is a bit different. They take advantage of pension plans that dole out checks which often mirror an employee’s salary. But there’s a growing problem with that system: the amount of unfunded liability is on the rise.
Volunteers are fanning out across the city and county of Los Angeles to document the number of people living on the streets and in shelters. The latest count follows a 23 percent jump in homelessness last year.
Trash and recycling removal is big business in the city of L.A. But the biggest business of late has been fielding complaints from people in neighborhoods all across the city who are troubled by how much business is not being done.
In Los Angeles, one of the best stories to cover has been misconduct within the LAPD and the much larger Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. An investigation in this Sunday’s Los Angeles Times proves that yet again.
There is now, another Southern California Democrat being accused of sexual assault. Sacramento lobbyist Pamela Lopez says San Fernando Valley Assemblyman Matt Dababneh followed her into a bathroom at a Las Vegas hotel in 2016 and then exposed himself.
It’s safe to say it’s an uncertain time for a couple of Southern California news outlets. The staff at the L.A.Times is still adjusting to new leadership, after its parent company cleaned house this summer. As for the L.A. Weekly, the publication has some new owners. But it’s unclear just who they are and what direction they want to take the publication.
The LA Times reports that its entertainment reporters and critics are not being offered advance screenings of Walt Disney Company movies because of what the media behemoth says isunfair reporting about its business ties with the city of Anaheim.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti says he will not run for governor of California. That race already has a couple of former mayors: Antonio Villaraigosa – from here in LA, and Gavin Newsom, California's lieutenant governor and a former mayor of San Francisco.
State regulators have already given Southern California Gas the green light to begin using some wells at the beleaguered Aliso Canyon Storage Facility. But now a new report claims the months-long gas leak may not be the only health problem afflicting the residents of Porter Ranch.