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Residents protest proposed veterans housing complex

DOWNEY — Nearly 300 residents from South Gate and a few from Downey berated Downey Mayor Sean Ashton and Los Angeles County representative Ivan Sulic for a plan to build a temporary affordable housing facility for poor veterans on a lot less than one block away from homes.  The location at stake is the American Read More…

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Convention center expansion approved by committee

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Nearly $100 million in public subsidies related to an expansion of the Los Angeles Convention Center and an adjacent JW Marriott at L.A. Live was recommended by a City Council committee Nov. 13. Anschutz Entertainment Group, which operates the convention center and owns L.A. Live, has a finance gap of $119.4 Read More…

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Wesson urges support for public bank measure

Wave Wire Services ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — Los Angeles voters are set to decide if they want the city to form its own municipal bank, and City Council President Herb Wesson and state Sen. Kevin de Leon encouraged voters to support the measure Oct. 22. Wesson, who introduced the City Council motion that placed the measure Read More…