Field already taking shape for 2018 Torrance city election

By Nick Green|

El Segundo explores moving elections from April to November

El Segundo leaders are exploring — with some reluctance — how to go about moving city elections to comply with a new state law designed to boost low voter turnout. On Tuesday, City Council members seemed skeptical that

By Megan Barnes|


  • Special elections

    Rolling Hills takes another stab at replacing view regulations

    After a canceled election, the tiny, gated city of Rolling Hills will take another stab at repealing a controversial view ordinance. Passed via the initiative process in 2013, Measure B rolled back a long-standing policy on views, and left the city with a host of administrative and enforcement issues. Now the City Council has approved a plan to hold a special election in November to repeal the measure, with the hopes that a city-drafted law up for approval this week will take its...

    Cynthia Washicko

  • Sentencing

    Former aide to Janice Hahn found guilty in campaign sign theft

    Annette McDonald of San Pedro, a former aide to Janice Hahn, was found guilty this week of petty theft and sentenced to 10 days of community service for stealing a campaign lawn sign of Hahn’s opponent in the county supervisor’s race. The incident occurred in August 2016 during what had become a competitive race...

    Donna Littlejohn

  • News

    Hawthorne voters will be asked to increase sales tax rate to bail out city

    Trying to stave off deep cuts in basic services at a time when the city is trying to launch a rebirth, Hawthorne will ask voters in November to add three-quarters of a cent to its sales tax rate. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to place the proposed tax hike on the Nov. 7 ballot. The increase would bring the sales tax rate to 10.25 percent in Hawthorne, generating an estimated $8.5 million a year for a city budget that has been balanced only through stopgap measures...

    Sandy Mazza

  • Homelessness

    LA leaders OK $85 million in Prop HHH money including for homeless housing

    Funding for a pair of San Fernando Valley projects to house the homeless was approved by the Los Angeles City Council Friday as part of the first batch of money awarded under Proposition HHH, a $1.2 billion bond measure passed by voters in November. The council approved nearly $74 million for nine permanent supportive-housing projects, which will pay for a total of 615 housing units that are mostly aimed at helping those who are chronically homeless or need on-site services. Another...

    By Elizabeth Chou @reporterliz on Twitter|

  • Municipal elections

    Nils Nehrenheim finishes 750 votes over Martha Barbee in final Redondo Beach ballot count

    By Megan Barnes @meg_barnes on Twitter Redondo Beach Councilman-elect Nils Nehrenheim finished 750 votes ahead of Martha Barbee in the May 16 runoff election, according to a final ballot count at City Hall Thursday. The tally of 465 outstanding ballots in the District 1 race marks the end of a contentious...


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