In his campaign for L.A. mayor, Councilman Eric Garcetti has made a lot of hay out of his opponent's labor allies. Brian D'Arcy, the head of the DWP union, has raised $2.7 million to support Controller Wendy Greuel and run attack ads against Garcetti."This is a record for a mayor's race," Garcetti s ... More >>
As insanely boring -- and incomprehensible to the average voter -- as the redistricting of Los Angeles may be, it's kind of a big deal.
We understand the apathy. In a city where only a little over 10 percent of eligible voters turn out for municipal elections at all, they can hardly be expected to ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with a map of the land grab. This just got ugly.
Every 10 years, Los Angeles is required to readjust its 15 City Council districts to accomodate for population shifts.
But as with most decisions made at City Hall, the 2012 redistricting effort has turned from what should be a ... More >>
Joe Buscaino.An email that appeared to have been sent by career campaign consultant Michael Trujillo has been causing a small stir among L.A. city politics watchers in recent days.
That's because it sounds like it's coming from a campaign hand who's gloating about a client's victory -- that ... More >>
Michael Trujillo, right, at 2008 DNC, before his foot got wedged in his mouth.Michael Trujillo's creepy, self-obsessed email to 28 insiders in the Jose Huizar campaign, in which he strutted and proclaimed like Captain Queeg: "We are about to put a political bullet in between Rudy Martinez's f ... More >>
A&ERudy Martinez at his day jobExclusive: Fiery response from Camp Huizar after the jump! Originally posted at 11:30 a.m.
To be an L.A. City Councilmember last Tuesday, voting on the creation of an Office of Public Accountability for the Department of Water and Power, was a lose-lose situati ... More >>
Updated after the jump with a response from Hahn's chief of staff, who says there was no whining involved. First posted at 1:10 p.m.
We've ribbed the Los Angeles City Council for taking easy, painless stances (cat declawing) while putting off hard choices (pension reform), but in the case of ... More >>
Ron Kaye, L.A. Clean Sweep
L.A. Clean Sweep, the group hoping to take down City Hall incumbents in next year's election, held a kickoff meeting in North Hollywood Saturday, drawing a couple hundred people despite the mid-day heat.
As we noted, organizer Ron Kaye, former editor of the LA Dai ... More >>
Janice Hahn.Some officials have expressed concern that the Lakers' televised, 6 p.m. NBA Finals game against the Boston Celtics Tuesday could discourage fans from getting to the polls after work and further impact low voter turnout for the statewide primary. At least one campaign, that of Lt. ... More >>
Los Angeles city officials on Wednesday responded to an Arizona politician's challenge to L.A. to give up the electricity it gets from the desert state as part of City Hall's boycott of Arizona over its controversial new immigration law.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa stated that he's "strongly ... More >>
Councilwoman Janice Hahn.With a sweep of the Utah Jazz Monday, the Lakers would be facing a team from Arizona, the state in the cross-hairs of the Los Angeles City Council for its new law that allows cops to ask people they stop for proof of immigration status. In the face of a proposed city ... More >>
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson.A Los Angeles-based African-American "cultural action" organization is criticizing L.A. City Council members who support a boycott of Arizona over its controversial immigration law. (Updated after the jump with background on the group's leader).
Council members Janice ... More >>
The Los Angeles Times blogged this morning that Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, who's running for lieutenant governor, launched a "first salvo" against potential rival San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who's considering a run for the same office. L.A. City Councilwoman Janice HahnThe v ... More >>