More than a decade after Los Angeles started trying to sidestep California’s affirmative action ban, firms owned by white men won 92 percent of the $2.1 billion in contracts awarded by the city, though they’re just 14 percent of the population.
Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp., predicted that a bill in the U.S. Senate that would allow many undocumented immigrants to become citizens in about 13 years has enough support in Congress to pass.
Nicole Kidman, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Barbra Streisand, Sharon Stone and Kevin Spacey were among the players of Hollywood, politics and the media gathered this past weekend for parties around the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.
California should lower the vote threshold for approving new roads, highways and transportation projects to a majority from two-thirds, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said in his final state-of-the-city speech.
California, whose firearms laws are already among the most restrictive in the U.S., may tighten regulations by banning semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines and requiring that ammunition buyers undergo background checks.
Los Angeles bonds are beating the $3.7 trillion municipal market even as leading mayoral candidates oppose a measure to raise the sales tax while also vowing to eliminate a $450 million-a-year business levy.
Anti-immigrant positions of the Republicans seeking the presidential nomination will cost the party Latino voters in November, said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, chairman of the Democratic National Convention.
A proposal for Los Angeles towers as tall as 55 stories near the iconic Capitol Records building, where stars from Frank Sinatra to Taylor Swift recorded hits, is pitting a New York developer against defenders of old Hollywood.
In Los Angeles, where deteriorated roadways add an average of $746 a year to the cost of maintaining a car, potholes have become a symbol of municipal neglect and an issue in this year’s race for mayor.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa proposed dismantling California’s Proposition 13, which helped begin a nationwide anti-tax movement, in favor of a “grand bargain” that would boost levies on business property.