Designed to encourage home ownership, Los Angeles is allowing developers to build single family homes on very small lots. The ordinance, however, is also triggering evictions of low-income tenants and home designs that neighbors find unsightly.
Body cameras for police are coming. And for some local police departments, this technology is already a reality.
At the Los Angeles County Men's Central Jail, a separate wing exists for gay, bisexual, and transgender inmates.
Proposition 1 would authorize $7.5 billion in general bonds to fund the overhaul of the state's water system with the construction of dams and groundwater storage, watershed protection and restoration, improvements to groundwater and surface water quality, and flood protection.
Proposition 45 would require health insurance companies to justify proposed health insurance rate increases, and give the California Insurance Commissioner the authority to veto them. It applies only to so-called individual and employer small group plans, those covering 50 or fewer people; larger groups would be exempt.
Proposition 46 would create the nation’s first random drug and alcohol testing of doctors.
Proposition 47 is intended to confront prison overcrowding and help keep residents in school and out of jail.
Homelessness in L.A. has been a problem for decades, but now a major push is being made to try to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2016. Dozens of organizations are working together to get people off the streets and into permanent housing.
There's a hate-love relationship going on between bikes pedaling the streets of Los Angeles and cars speeding by.
The Los Angeles Police Department, like many police departments across the country, is surprisingly dependent upon a corps of volunteers known as reserve officers.