City MavenRudy Martinez (left) and Jose Huizar together in friendlier times.Updated after the jump with reaction from Martinez's campaign regarding his statements that the FBI questioned him about Huizar's business dealings. The fight over Jose Huizar's Eastside L.A. City Council seat is get ... More >>
Rudy Martinez.Updated after the jump: Nick Pacheco responds, says his firm did not reimburse employees and that the accuser has a history of retaliating against employers. A man who worked for Rudy Martinez supporter Nick Pacheco says the former city councilman's company had employees write ... More >>
It had always been hard to keep a straight face when typing the words "alleged gang member Richard Rodriguez." The only distributed photograph of Rodriguez, after all, is a police mug shot showing him with the name of an El Monte gang tattooed on his upper lip, along with other tell-tale marki ... More >>
Martin Ludlow’s blatant acts made it easy for prosecutors
Miguel, Martin and Maria Elena
Maybe Nick will get the message this time
L.A. Weekly’s recommendations in Tuesday’s election
The past confronts the future for control of L.A.s Eastside political machine
Gene Autry vs. Southwest Museum: Piracy or preservation?
Herb Wesson’s cakewalk turns into a challenge
The name Vignali receded into L.A. history after the “Pardongate” scandal of 2001, but questions remain about drug-dealing son Carlos and his real estate magnate father, Horacio, who just might be pulling the strings in the remaking of downtown L.A.
The battles ahead for the City Council
Hyper and charismatic, Antonio wants another shot at making modern L.A.
What’s really driving these L.A. mayoral candidates?
After pledging to stay in council, Villaraigosa says duty made him do it
Encounters with the many sides of Steve Cooley
It’s Little League versus skateboarders in Highland Park
And assorted other City Council maneuvers
L.A. City Council resists efforts to make it harder to buy office
Loser of 2001 L.A. mayor’s race revives hopes of Latino-labor coalition
Why U.S. cities are going anti-war; how L.A. joined them
Our recommendations in the March 4 Los Angeles municipal election
Web exclusive: the L.A. Weekly’s interview with Antonio Villaraigosa, candidate for the 14th Los Angeles City Council District
Excerpts from the L.A. Weekly’s interview with Nick Pacheco, candidate for the 14th Los Angeles City Council District
Antonio "The Heartthrob" Villaraigosa vs. Nick "The Choirboy" Pacheco for the welterweight championship of the city
Lloyd Monserratt, 1966–2003
Roots of tension in the 14 City Council District
The City Council races shape up a month early this year
The secretive and expensive road to L.A. football
The final days of Chief Parks
Eastside L.A. ponders its transit future
On the Hahn coalition, and other short-lived phenomena
Winners, losers and others in the Gloria Marina fiasco
A week in the mayor’s race, with just two more to go
With Pacheco and Padilla in tow
What it will take to fix the LAPD
Who says the charter fight is over?
How the mayor got his charter and his school board
For the Weekly's handy one-page tear-out Voter Guide, see the inside back cover of next week's issue.
Riordan and unions win big at the polls
Alatorre Is Gone, But His Legacy Isn't
Alatorre goeth, perestroika cometh
Why aren’t city managers held to a higher standard?
Rivals jockey for post position as Alatorre play out hand