By Hillel Aron
It seemed as if half of San Pedro packed the Crowne Plaza Hotel ballroom late last night for a blowout victory party for local boy Joe Buscaino who won the Los Angeles City Council District 15 race. Things got wild as newcomer Buscaino beat dull lifer politician Warren Furutani. Furu ... More >>
It's common knowledge, by now, that DUI checkpoints around L.A. County double as illegal-immigrant crackdowns.
It works like this: Illegals aren't allowed to hold driver's licenses in California (a public-safety outrage for another day), so when they're asked to show their licenses at a DUI checkp ... More >>
One of the most common criticisms of Occupy L.A. and its two-month stint at City Hall is the massive amount of city resources it's been sucking up to sustain itself.
Policing. Litigation. Cleanup. More policing. Refurbishing the pathetic remains of what used to be a lovely front lawn. L.A. Mayor An ... More >>
The debacle that refused to die.Looks like all those goody two shoes who paid their red-light camera tickets last month -- against the hard advice of select City Councilmembers, traffic lawyers and, well, this very blogger -- just screwed things up for the rest of us.
Though the L.A. City Co ... More >>
â€‹The L.A. City Council is contemplating another boycott -- this time against Delta Airlines.Councilman Paul Koretz has introduced a resolution to boycott the airline over its controversial "no Jew" policy.Wait. What?
Councilman Mitchell Englanderâ€‹Mitchell Englander was just sworn in as the newest member of the L.A. City Council. To get there, he raised half a million dollars, $500 at a time.He doesn't want to relive that particular torment. One of his first orders of business as a councilman is raising the cit ... More >>
Full disclosure: We have a huge crush on Ron Kaye.L.A. Clean Sweep may have started small and controversial, but after a rowdy few months of almost mainstream redevelopment scandal and municipal mud-slinging, the out-with-the-old "political action committee" has seen a few of its candidates b ... More >>
Neon TommyCity Council challengers Stephen Box (left) and Tomas O'Grady (right) at a debateWe can't remember the last time both big L.A. dailies endorsed a non-incumbent with relatively light campaign funding in one of the City Council races -- and, even more unusually, the District 4 endorse ... More >>
Mitch Englander For City CouncilSitting pretty in District 12Update: The race is back on! District 12 Candidate Brad Smith says: "One week ago, we had to put this campaign on hold because of very real issues that anyone working in today's economy can identify with; today, those issues have be ... More >>
Nine days ago, PolitickerCA.com wondered aloud if former Daily News editor Ron Kaye, who had just left the Valley newspaper, would be running for city council in Greig Smith's district--Smith plans to vacate the seat after his term is over. Kaye would undoubtedly make for an interesting candidate, ... More >>