Who knows what Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa plans to do after he leaves office on July 1. Corporate board member? Professional speech-maker? Aspen festival goer?But if he intends ever to run for office again, his comments this week on the federal budget may come back to haunt him."We can strengthen th ... More >>
UPDATE, 5 p.m.: Eric Garcetti breaks silence on Parent Trigger. After the jump.
UPDATE, 4 p.m.: Wendy Greuel tells L.A. Weekly she supports the Parent Trigger. Eric Garcetti is now the only mayoral candidate who remains to be silent. After the jump.
After Los Angeles Unified School District board ... More >>
The Parent Trigger, the California law that allows parents to take over a chronically failing school, got a major political boost Saturday when the United States Conference of Mayors endorsed it as part of its education platform.
In the national political landscape, this is big news. Democrats in t ... More >>
By all accounts, today's march down Figueroa and rally at Staples Center to honor the L.A. Kings -- our Stanley Cup champions -- was an epic affair.
As has been much joked about, every last Angeleno has become a temporary hockey fan during this joyous time. City News Service put the downtown parad ... More >>
The University of Southern California isn't just for strapping young scholars anymore. Today and tomorrow, the USC Price School of Public Policy begins an ongoing series of classes that will school current politicians in "public transparency and ethics, leadership, governance and environmental polic ... More >>
L.A.'s own Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gave the official response to President Obama's State of the Union address last night for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Mayor V. is the president of the group. (And we know he didn't use his sizable staff of taxpayer-funded public relations advisers to write t ... More >>
YouTubeSummer Night Lights.Two teenagers were shot in Wilmington following a Summer Night Lights event, a program that is a cornerstone of L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's anti-gang efforts.
In fact, Villaraigosa is the newly elected head of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and he planned to ... More >>
Urban mayors are pro-weed, it seems.It didn't take long after they elected L.A.'s Antonio Villaraigosa as president for the U.S. Conference of Mayors to take a hard left turn into druggy territory.
The group this week declared that America's war on drugs is a failure, a statement that has pr ... More >>
Well, the folks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors have decided to make Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa their new president -- guess they don't read the L.A. papers!
It wasn't too long ago Los Angeles magazine blared the word "Failure" across his mid-section for a now famous cover, and ... More >>
A resolution by L.A. leader Antonio Villaraigosa urging Arizona to repeal its controversial immigration law was passed this week at the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Villaraigosa's document, which called the desert state's legislation "unconstitutional and un-American," also encouraged federal i ... More >>
Maybe the mayor has been reading all our bitching and moaning about how he's been completely offline and unplugged when it comes to the city's needs lately. We were flabbergasted when he told the Los Angeles Times over the weekend that ""I'm at a great place ..." as a result of a diet, exerci ... More >>
A week, almost to the hour, after the first gay couple legally wed in Los Angeles County, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will finally preside over a same sex marriage. American Beauty producer Bruce Cohen, who won an Oscar for the film, and New York art consultant Gabriel Catone will take their vows dow ... More >>