If you're not sure whether Dennis Zine or Ron Galperin should get your vote for L.A. city controller, you're not alone: A recent USC/L.A. Times poll found that a whopping 41 percent of voters are still undecided on that very question. So who should you vote for? The two men who made it out of the ... More >>
Eric Garcetti took to the microphones today to attack Wendy Greuel on her claim to have discovered $160 million in waste, fraud and abuse -- marking the sharpest dispute yet between the two leading candidates."The numbers that are the cornerstone of her campaign don't add up," Garcetti said. "This i ... More >>
Earlier this week, former controller Laura Chick went after City Attorney Carmen Trutanich for being "a liar and a demagogue." Today, it's Bob Hertzberg's turn to take a few swings.In an interview with the Weekly, Hertzberg accused Trutanich of "thuggery" for filing a lawsuit against his former camp ... More >>
HACLA"We're blessed to have a [mayor] that cares about Watts," ousted Housing Authority CEO Rudy Montiel once said of Villaraigosa.KCET should sweep every journalism awards ceremony for 2011, in our opinion. The station's ball-busting coverage of the L.A. Housing Authority has completely unra ... More >>
There's lots of hidden City Hall fat to fuel the 73 shuttered libraries
Mayor mirrors Detroit's disastrous choice
During a week when former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan co-wrote a bombshell of an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, stating that L.A. would likely face bankruptcy sometime before 2014, current L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa headed out of town for a public relations event in Las Vegas a ... More >>
How Beutner, Carr, Carson, D'Arcy, Freeman, Greuel, Raj, Santana, Szabo, Villaraigosa & Co. pushed L.A. to the cliff edge
Presumptive Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck was once accused of attempting to cover up a taxpayer-fueled treasure chest of millions of dollars that was allegedly amassed at the Los Angeles Police Relief Association while he was president of the group.Chief Charlie Beck. The claim was l ... More >>
Is it just me or is it getting hotter in here with the City Attorney's race on fire? Wednesday evening, candidates Jack Weiss and Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich squared off once more in candidate-forum mode, at the Westside Jewish Community Center. According to the L.A. Times, the Earth Day event, sponsore ... More >>
With the March 3, 2009 race for City Controller heating up, and candidates peddling their visions for a more transparent and cost-efficient Los Angeles on their new campaign Web sites, Councilwoman Wendy Greuel promises to "be an independent voice exposing waste, fraud, and abuse in government." She ... More >>
Judge Jimmy's 'rehabilitation' is now complete
Also, Palisades residents respond to Weekly's "Rathouse" cover story
How L.A.ís city attorney became so grossly misunderstood
Is Mayor V betraying his old-time union allies? Or rescuing L.A.ís troubled public school system? Whatever the answer, he faces the biggest risks of his political career.
In search of wise council on the Owens Valley mess
L.A.ís watchdogs pander rather than police
Antonioís camp defends latest chance for fund-raising: ďEveryone Does ItĒ
The Mayorís embarrassing performance in Sherman Oaks sums up his first term
Ted Steinís turbulent flight comes to an end ó for now
The City Council races shape up a month early this year
Four vital steps toward a better L.A. in under two weeks
LAPD officers dream of a three-day week
Hahn and Villaraigosa square off for the mayoral finale
The insidersí race for city attorney
Dick Riordan faintly feigns toughness
Holiday showtime hits City Hall
Let Bernie Parks lose another argument
What it will take to fix the LAPD
Mayor Dick makes spirited call to olí Hal
A how-not-to guide for monitoring bad cops
Letís bring in an outside review of LAPD scandal
Who will be L.A.ís mayor in 2009? And 2017? Find out here.
Who says the charter fight is over?
For the Weekly's handy one-page tear-out Voter Guide, see the inside back cover of next week's issue.
USC food workers fast for new contract
For contract workers at LAX, living wage is grounded
City attorney seeks to pre-empt mayoral field
What the banished I.G. could do for the beleaguered D.A.
Barbara Boxer's toughest campaign
And he's blasting his personal Saddam