For the last eight years, education reformers have had a staunch ally in the L.A. mayor's office. From the start of his administration, Antonio Villaraigosa showed he was willing to fight the teachers' unions, and to pay a political price for it.But in a few months, Villaraigosa will be gone. And at ... More >>
Everybody who's following the L.A. mayor's race has been eagerly awaiting the gonzo TV spots in support of ex-radio host Kevin James.Well, wait no more.Fred Davis, the guy behind the Demon Sheep ad, has produced a 4-minute web video that portrays the top three contenders as foxes guarding the h ... More >>
Carmen Trutanich and Mike Feuer have been hammering each other in press releases for months. Last night, the two rivals in the race for L.A. city attorney got their first opportunity to spar in person, in a debate at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks.Trutanich, the incumbent, is trying to reboo ... More >>
SZONE via FlickrYeah, we know. It sucks.The national media is in a tither this week over the concept of "helicopter traffic" in Los Angeles -- an offshoot of the ridiculous amount of buzz we received for Carmageddon. Though the big 405 closure turned out to be an anticlimactic breeze, the m ... More >>
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