Eric Garcetti easily defeats challengers in mayors race

Mayor Eric Garcetti was preparing for another term this week, after easily outpacing a field of 10 challengers and avoiding a May runoff to keep his job. The mayor proclaimed victory Tuesday night—when early returns had already given him about ...

Ben Carson sworn-in as Trump's only Black cabinet pick

The swearing-in of all the primary members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet is just about complete. Most of Trump’s cabinet—from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross—are rich, White and male. On Thursday, March 2, retired neurosurgeon Dr. ...

Wells Fargo commits $60 billion to increase Black homeownership

Wells Fargo & Company has set aside a staggering $60 billion to lend to at least 250,000 black homeowners by the year 2027. Metropolitan Atlanta’s second-largest bank also pledged to increase the diversity of its home lending sales team and ...

Homeless tax, Measure H, to appear on the ballot

Approval of Measure H would authorize the County of Los Angeles to impose a one-quarter percent special transactions and use tax on the gross receipts of any retailer from the sale of all personal property in the incorporated and unincorporated ...

Vote this weekend in Lancaster

Lancaster is among seven locations around the county that will host polling places this weekend to cast early ballots for Tuesday’s local elections, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan said this week.

Rail officials host webinar

The High Desert Corridor (HDC) Joint Powers Authority (JPA) conducted a live webinar yesterday in anticipation of the release of the HDC Rail Ridership and Revenue Forecast Results.

SpaceX plans 2018 moon flight

While the local region still maintains the moniker of “Aerospace Valley,” Hawthorne-based SpaceX announced ithis week it plans to send two “private citizens” on a trip around the moon late next year aboard its Crew Dragon spacecraft.

Work slowdown at AVTA

A series of contingency measures have been put into place by the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) because of a labor slowdown involving its employees.

Apply for congressional internship

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) is accepting internship applications for his summer Internship Program.

Reward offered in holiday hit-run

County officials asked for the public’s help this week—and offered a $20,000 reward—in identifying a driver who killed a teenage girl in Canyon Country the day after Christmas.

No injuries in rural blaze

A first-alarm fire earlier this week destroyed a home in a rural area just outside Palmdale but no one was hurt.

Two marijuana measures to appear on the March 7 ballot

The City of Los Angeles stands alone as the largest market for marijuana in the United States.

Voting Yes On Measure P will enhance LA’s waterfront development

The City of Los Angeles and the Harbor Department have for a number of years been working to redevelop the waterfront and bring back commercial, recreational and public-use activity.

Price expected to win big March 7

Curren Price is expected to win going away in his city council re-election bid on March 7. He’ll face opponents Jorge Nuno and Adriana Cabrera in the Ninth District race.

Angels Flight scheduled to reopen

The historic Angels Flight railway, which has been closed since one of the two rail cars came off the tracks in September 2013, will reopen by Labor Day with a new operator, city officials announced this week. Thanks to a ...