Carmen Trutanich is well behind Mike Feuer in the early vote results for Los Angeles city attorney, with Feuer getting 41,248 votes or 40.6 percent and Trutanich 34,330 votes or 33.8 percent. Trailing well behind is Noel Weiss at 9,326 votes or 9 percent and Greg Smith at 16,751 or 16.5 percent.
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Mike Feuer appeared to widen his lead 43 percent to 32 percent over Carmen Trutanich for Los Angeles City Attorney, and the two now look good to face one another in the May 21 runoff. Wealthy litigator Greg Smith was far behind them with 16 percent. Environmental attorney Noel Weiss was in fourth pl ... More >>
If you judge strictly by fundraising, you'd have to say that Councilman Dennis Zine is the man to beat in the race to be the next L.A. city controller.But Ron Galperin, an attorney and onetime council candidate, is mounting a serious challenge. Though he has less than half the money that Zine does, ... More >>
For some reason, Laura Chick and Carmen Trutanich decided to get into a big fight today over an issue that was settled three years ago.Chick, the former city controller, has hated Trutanich ever since he reneged on a pledge to drop a lawsuit against her office in 2009. Today, she penned an "Open Let ... More >>
Mayor to city workers: Don't do anything I wouldn't do!How much evidence does it take for the city of L.A. to realize it has a golf-ball-sized hole in the bottom of it's piggy bank?
Company cars are a fat waste of money. No more denying it. There have been two Los Angeles audits -- one in 20 ... More >>
L.A. City Controller Wendy GreuelIt's not all that unexpected -- we've been hearing this rumor for years -- but L.A. City Controller Wendy Greuel has announced that she'll be entering Los Angeles' mayoral race, according to Rick Orlov of the Daily News.
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Rocky, victorious.A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Tuesday ruled that the City Controller cannot audit elected officials, including the City Attorney, whose office had sued the controller over the matter.
The ruling was a victory of sorts for City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, even though ... More >>
Laura Chick, the former city controller who tried to account for tax dollars penny by penny, putting many council members on notice, is the new sheriff in town in Sacramento as a state inspector charged with keeping tabs on federal stimulus money headed to the Golden State.Laura Chick
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In 2004 the L.A. Weekly examined the free-spending ways of the Department of Homeland Security, calling DHS largesse to academia and local law enforcement agencies "a 21st-century New Deal for the military-industrial complex." Now, on the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a report is ... More >>
By Daniel HeimpelThe battle over Measure B, City Hall's solar plan that sped through Los Angeles City Council at the speed of light, is heating up like a photo-voltaic panel under summer sun. During a special hearing at City Hall early this week, Council member Tony Cardenas pressed DWP bureaucrats ... More >>
What's in a name? Ask MyRapName, a Web site that automatically generates a rap-singer identity for you after you enter your first name and last initial. We did this with the names of some Los Angeles' leading statesmen and stateswomen -- just in case they require more street cred for their next elec ... More >>