Traffic Alert – President Obama in L.A. Today

LOS ANGELES–With President Barack Obama set to visit the Southland this afternoon, motorists in the Larchmont area should anticipate traffic delays to accommodate the presidential motorcade. Specific details of the president’s travels are never...

City Council Approves $100 Million Homeless Plan

LOS ANGELES–The Los Angeles City Council approved a plan today aimed at vastly expanding the city’s efforts to end homelessness, primarily by hiring more outreach workers, offering housing vouchers and building permanent housing for...

[EDITORIAL] Independent Investigation Needed

When the Ledger first learned boxes of public records marked for destruction were discoverd accidentally at Piper Technical Center near City Hall, we reviewed the city’s policy of records retention and destruction on its website and...

Metro and Ryu Announce Purple Line Closure Decision

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu announced in a joint statement on February 8th that Metro will pursue a weekend-only closure schedule for the...

Expert Says: LaBonge & City May Have Violated State Law

(LOS ANGELES) The 1stAmendment Coalition today said, upon further inspection, the city of Los Angeles and former Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge are possibly in violation of state law pertaining to the preservation...

City Policy May Change Per LaBonge Document Issue

LOS ANGELES–The Los Angeles City Clerk confirmed today elected city councilmembers and the mayor are not subject to city policies and procedures regarding the destruction of public records and documents. Known as “retention schedules,” these...

At Least 113 Boxes Ordered Destroyed by LaBonge

LOS ANGELES—Over 100 filled boxes with documents from outgoing Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge’s office were moved from his City Hall suite in June and transported to the city’s records manager with the...

School News Round-Up

The Los Angeles Board of Education unanimously voted in January to name Michelle King as superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), after a three-month search for the right candidate. King, who...