Here's a quick guide to the key races and issues on the May 21, 2013 ballot in the city of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Mayoral Race:
Read this fascinating dissection of the five main behavioral and philosophical differences between 2013 Los Angeles mayoral candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti, ... More >>
L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich has settled his bitter legal battle with John Shallman, the campaign consultant who ran his failed bid for district attorney.The dispute got so bad that at one point, Shallman called Trutanich "the Kim Jong-Il of L.A. politics." He claimed the city attor ... More >>
Today we have two new polls in the L.A. mayor's race, and both show Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel in a statistical dead heat.The Garcetti campaign dismissed the numbers, while the Greuel campaign embraced them as a sign that she has "momentum" following her second-place finish in the March 5 primar ... More >>
The Los Angeles Times may have glowingly endorsed California State Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield for the southwestern San Fernando Valley's L.A. City Council District 3 race -- he's one of those politicians looking for greener pastures and to turn L.A. into "Sacramento South" -- but he's picked up at ... More >>
Grab some popcorn, because Carmen Trutanich and John Shallman are fighting again. Shallman, you'll recall, is the political consultant who steered Trutanich's D.A. campaign onto the rocks. Trutanich is the city attorney now suing Shallman to avoid paying $165,000 in bills leftover from that campaign ... More >>
Someday you'll be able to vote simply by driving your Prius past the Whole Foods (your desires will be tallied automatically because we all know who you're going to vote for).
Until then, Gov. Jerry Brown saves the day with same-day voter registration in California. Yay!
Except that ...
Update, 2 p.m.: Mike Feuer signals he is not dropping his bid for city attorney, which may mean the end of Nuch's career at City Hall East. More below.The crowd at the Croatian American Club of San Pedro watched the election returns Tuesday night in a state of shock and disbelief, as hometown hero C ... More >>
LASDGrow weed, go to jail.In California, it's okay to grow weed for yourself and your collective under medical marijuana law. Unless you're caught. Then you could see felony charges.
Strange, huh? Liberal state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, a pro-pot force if ever there was one, tried to change t ... More >>
By Michael Collins
Schwarzenegger goes green again on chemical initiativeIn the face of withering media coverage in LA Weekly and elsewhere, the Schwarzenegger Administration has pulled an about-face on the gutting of new chemical regulations by the state's Department of Toxic Substances Con ... More >>
L.A. Mayor Antonio VillaraigosaAt the Metropolitan Transportation Authority meeting yesterday, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wasn't taking any chances that his legacy project -- Subway to the Sea, or maybe we should start calling it "Subway to Westwood" -- might somehow be, uh, dera ... More >>
One of the sleaziest bills vetoed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger over the weekend was a law written by the California State Legislature to quietly but decisively wipe out the citizen ballot-initiative movement in California.Under the false guise of "reform", the bill was a blatant effort by legis ... More >>
Serving on two powerful air-quality boards., L.A. Marathon founder William Burke sets a fast pace. But it just might be when he crosses the finish line, the public ó and clean air ó are the big losers.