High taxes and slow bureaucracy keeps the black market alive.
L.A. Officials Use Olympics as Cover to Spend $26 Billion on Transit Projects That Have Little to Do With the Games
The government suggestsnew taxes on ridesharing and electric scooters to pay for them.
There's no reason for taxpayers to finance athletic colosseums, and the Rams are providing a model for the next era of new stadiums.
The district's budget is broken, and the latest deal with the unions will make it worse.
That's on top of massive long-term debts for retiree health care benefits.
They demanded higher salaries. The real problem: A disconnect between what teachers see in their paychecks and what employers are actually paying them.
How a heavily subsidized Culver City development became the nation's most expensive affordable housing project.
The LAUSD has seen a 16 percent jump in administrative staffers since 2004-and per pupil spending has been marching steadily upwards.
The punishment would certainly not fit the crime.
A heavily abused program breaks the limits of what the IRS allows, leaving taxpayers even further on the hook.
Creating more food waste to help the environment
Alex Villanueva openly wants to get rid of constitutional policing advisors and to conceal names of bad deputies from prosecutors.
After years of conflict and erratic enforcement, Los Angeles finally passes a formal plan to allow street vending.
Neighborhood groups had sued to stop Musk's Boring Company from digging a tunnel underneath wealthy neighborhoods in West Los Angeles.
81 Percent of Homes in the San Francisco Metro Area Are Worth More Than $1 Million. That's Not Normal.
Restrictions on the supply of new housing are making California's cities increasingly unaffordable.
What could possibly go wrong?
New California Lawsuit Accuses Electric Scooter Companies of 'Negligence,' 'Abetting Assault,' and Inciting 'Civil Unrest'
The class action suit demands Bird and Lime cease operations in the state of California.
L.A. Mayor Says Gas Taxes Are Needed to Fix Roads While Standing in Front of Rail Station Funded By Gas Taxes
Opponents of reducing California's gasoline tax are talking out of both sides of their mouths.
The new scanners will prove just as effective as TSA airport security.
Cash-in on a controversial, costly program from city's new top cop.
Thanks to California's union-backed secrecy laws, prosecutors and defenders alike don't know about police misconduct.
The mayor of Los Angeles accidentally makes illegal fireworks look cool.
Rising benefits costs and a bloated administration is putting Los Angeles' schools deep in the red.
Pensions, Administrative Bloat, and the Success of Charter Schools Are Driving the Los Angeles Public School System Towards Insolvency
The school district points fingers at charter schools instead of trying to slim down and compete, a new report says.
The paper found city officials have spent $330 million and don't have much to show for it.
Donn Thompson was paid for more than 9,200 hours of work last year. But there are only 8,760 hours in a year.
An unreleased analysis of the school district's post-employment benefits shows liabilities climbed from $13.5 billion in 2015 to $14.9 billion in 2017.
Los Angeles Spends More Than a Decade Trying to Turn a Vacant Lot Into 'Transit-Oriented Development'
There are no angels in this long-running turf war.
Corporations are being asked to take sides in a gun control debate that has very little to do with them.
A new plan would release footage in cases of officer-involved shootings and use of force.
Exclusive city-mandated monopolies lead to sky-high prices and crappy service. Who could have predicted it?
It's Not Enough to Get Paid for Not Working: These L.A. Police and Firefighters Figured Out How to Double It
Meet the LAPD couple who made a cool $2 million off the city while hanging out at their condo in Cabo San Lucas.
Arrested by the FBI, the deputy will be suspended without pay during the criminal case.
The city's new Linkage Fee law piles millions in new costs onto developers.
It's a story of assimilation and plain old consumer choice.
Recreational marijuana arrives with a million strings attached.
Payouts to developers are never a win for taxpayers.
Coming soon to a city near you: the misguided movement to force you out of your car and onto a bike or trolley.
The department has made it a policy not to release body camera footage. This is why they shouldn't get to decide.
That is the definition of throwing the baby out with the bath water.
And seven retirees in Los Angeles pulled down more than $1 million each in retirement benefits last year.
Activists fear secret surveillance. Push for firmly enforced rules instead of bans.
Brazil, Russia, Greece, and China were all suckers in one of the oldest scams in sports