As Mayor Eric Garcetti comes into office today, most Angelenos are still getting to know him. Despite nearly two years of campaigning, his public image remains indistinct. In part, that's because voters aren't paying close attention. But it's also because Garcetti hasn't really decided who he i ... More >>
The L.A. County Federation of Labor, one of the biggest sources of power in L.A. elections, has decided not to endorse in the first round of the L.A. mayor's race, according to multiple sources.Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel are the two candidates with the strongest labor support. But neither could ... More >>
City Council ignorant about state of infrastructure
James K. back in the day.These would-be criminals are so dumb they don't know the name of the mayor of L.A. At least one would-be victim was smart enough to alert authorities: The LAPD last night warned residents that wannabe burglars are sending fake letters on city letterhead saying that f ... More >>
Debra Bowenâ€‹Updated at 3 p.m. with interview of Bowen.Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced today that she is running for Congress to fill the seat held by retiring Rep. Jane Harman.Bowen will face off against L.A. Councilwoman Janice Hahn, who launched her campaign last week. In an interview t ... More >>
Mayor mirrors Detroit's disastrous choice
The Los Angeles mayor's usurping of anticorruption rules could spread to pols across California
UPDATE: I missed this really funny Los Angeles City Council agenda list published today by Mayor Sam blog's Petra Fried, showing the council's time today is being dominated by post-Jackson explanations, probes and studies. One interesting agenda item: trying to explain how the city spent a fortune o ... More >>
Intoxicating Salaries The high wages earned by administrators of the publicly funded Tarzana Treatment Center are raising eyebrows. L.A. TimesProp Company Clears the Set The second-largest film and TV prop company is folding, a victim of production slowdowns due to Industry strike fears. L.A. Daily ... More >>
Hours of travel, fund-raising and PR leave little time for his job
Is City Hall corrupt, or just inept?
A Valley smackdown is brewing for tonight's 6 p.m. density Town Hall at the Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in Studio City, with scores of pissed-off San Fernando Valley residents from five different Neighborhood Councils in the Valley confronting Antonio Villaraigosa's administration over its quiet pla ... More >>
The mayor suddenly decides gang crime, not L.A. Unified, is public enemy No. 1
Or was it a trash tax, or no tax at all?
Surgeon-inventor is behind shakeup of L.A.’s animal services
New mayor’s inauguration gets Fourth of July weekend party rolling
A guy From City Terrace moves into City Hall
Will neighborhood power grow or go in the new regime?
Jim and Antonio are out of control on schools
The City Council loses it on the police tax
Ed Reyes is angry. He wants the "zombies" in L.A.’s Planning Department out. He wants affordable-housing supporters in. And he wants his more polite colleagues on the City Council to help him pull it off.
The right lawyer could make sure that L.A. County is run openly
You will end up paying for repairing Owens Valley
Not a pretty picture for Mayor Hahn
Exposing the power play that had silenced four labor-friendly MTA members
Two guys who will police the police
L.A. city and county are far apart on aid to the homeless
Dealing with the polluting ways of world trade
Chief Bratton wants a department-wide investigation to expose once and for all Rampart-style sins
Let’s draft David Dotson for police chief
Why we shouldn’t break up L.A.
Secret meetings on police chief's future could have been open to the public
L.A.’s fired animal chief says he was mistreated
Laura Chick’s challenge is getting people to listen
Hahn better hope voters forget his mistakes dealing with Daryl Gates and Rodney King
Hahn and Villaraigosa look to their right
Hahn and Villaraigosa square off for the mayoral finale
The race to succeed Richard Riordan — and to reshape Los Angeles — comes down to the wire
This police chief also looks like a one-termer
What it will take to fix the LAPD
The Race to Succeed Richard Riordan -- and to Shape the Future of Los Angeles -- Has Already Begun