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 >>
Update below: Kevin James' super PAC runs out of steam.Controller Wendy Greuel raised more money over the last month than Councilman Eric Garcetti, her top rival in the race for L.A. mayor, and has more cash in the bank with less than two weeks to go before the March 5 primary.Greuel reported raisin ... More >>
Read L.A Weekly feature article about inner-city success story Emanuel Pleitez.
Los Angeles mayoral candidate Emanuel Pleitez is now getting into the thick of a brewing scandal involving rival Eric Garcetti, who L.A. Weekly reported owned stock in Clear Channel Communications while at the same time ... More >>
Christopher Dorner's rampage intruded into the race for L.A. mayor this afternoon, when the candidates were asked at a forum whether they would investigate Dorner's claims of racial discrimination at the LAPD.Speaking in front of a mostly African-American audience at Crenshaw High School, ... More >>
Smack dab in the middle of an election season, the L.A. City Ethics Commission decided yesterday afternoon to raise the cap on campaign contributions that municipal candidates can collect from their sponsors.
In other words: L.A.'s election system just got a little less Democratic, a lot more bough ... More >>
Ah, but how quickly Los Angeles city officials forget the pact they made with the fed-up peoples of Occupy L.A.!
At a City Ethics Commission meeting today, a proposal to more than double the campaign-contribution limits for City Councilmembers and other elected officials was almost passed by the fo ... More >>
Councilman Paul KrekorianUpdate below: L.A. Ethics Commission staff recommends four-month extension on debt window for Durkee clients.Politicians are still trying to dig out from the Kinde Durkee campaign finance scandal, two three months after the Democratic treasurer was arrested and accused of ... More >>
Republican Congressman Jerry LewisSix months ago, the U.S. Department of Justice wrapped up an investigation into Congressman Jerry Lewis, a 17-term Republican from Redlands, for improperly handling earmarks and government contracts.
The DOJ decided not to prosecute and everyone involved moved ... More >>
Ethics fines for city leaders.Looks like Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wasn't the only leader in City Hall invited to this here party. But, unlike other events officials have attended, this one will cost you.
Yeah, four City Council members got caught up in ticketgate and will also have to pay ... More >>
Bernard Parks is being challenged for supporting raves and taking money from a rave promoter.Never thought we'd see the day when raves were an issue in an L.A. City Council race, but that they are -- especially this week, after the Los Angeles Times reported that a public employee who helped ... 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 >>
Bill Rosendahl.Updated after the jump with city Councilman Bill Rosendahl's response. First posted at 12:12 p.m.
It looks like the porn industry is fighting back against L.A. city Councilman Bill Rosendahl after he made a proposal that could lead to mandatory condom use at city-permitted adu ... More >>
It looks like you'll soon be able to vote on a law that will make life hard for city contractors who give money to city politicians in L.A. Only thing is, the law would give a huge exemption to the biggest pay-for-play contributors in town: Developers.
That's according to our reading of Davi ... More >>
Now I see the light.Thanks to Antonio Villaraigosa's practice of ignoring anti-corruption laws, angling for $50,000 to $100,000 in freebies, then failing to tell the City Ethics Commission, the Fair Political Practices Commission has just enacted a strict rule forcing California politicians ... More >>
That Antonio Villaraigosa, he's a wily one. After the city Ethics Commission voted to prohibit elected officials from accepting valuable tickets to sports and entertainment events so they could undertake so-called official duties (and we emphasize the sound of "duty"), the mayor said late Tue ... More >>
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been widely criticized and locally investigated for accepting valuable sports and entertainment tickets to events at which he said he had ceremonial duties as the city's top leader.
On Tuesday the city Ethics Commission said it's not having it. At least from h ... More >>
Rep. Maxine Waters, the South L.A. Democratic congresswoman currently fighting House ethics charges, will be joined by other dignitaries and religious leaders, who will courageously come out against Quran burning this morning at the First AME Church on South Harvard Blvd.
In case you missed ... More >>
The House ethics committee spelled out its case against against Rep. Maxine Waters, the legendary congresswoman who represents south L.A., The Washington Post reports.
As expected, the case alleges Waters "improperly exerted" influence over Treasury Department officials when she sought ban ... More >>
Updated with Waters' response.
Rep. Maxine Waters, a 10-term Democrat who represents south L.A., will face a House ethics trial this fall. The investigation has centered around Waters setting up a meeting between OneUnited Bank, where her husband had been on the board and still had signific ... More >>
Fox 11 NewsAmid investigations of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's acceptance of valuable sports and entertainment tickets the man responsible for his scheduling, deputy chief of staff Jimmy Blackman, announced he's stepping down Aug. 13.
Blackman was responsible, in part, for making ... More >>