| Jan 30, 2014
| 1:06 PM
After hearing the news of U.S. Rep. Henry A. Waxman's decision to retire from Congress, former Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl picked up the phone and called state Sen. Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance) to urge him to run for the veteran Westside Democrat'...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 11:37 AM
Good news for motorists slapped with red-light tickets in Los Angeles. If you got the citation under the city's controversial camera program, you can ignore your ticket.
You read that right.
After a three-hour City Council committee hearing Monday on...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 2:23 PM
Long-shot presidential candidate Fred Karger figures he's got a few things going for him as he vies with some heavy-hitting Republicans, including Mitt Romney and Michelle Bachmann, for his party's nomination.
For one thing, the Laguna Beach resident...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 5:44 PM
Silicon Beach is spreading to Venice.
The quirky beach-side community drew hundreds of attendees to a packed town hall meeting dubbed The Emergence of Silicon Beach on Thursday to discuss the burgeoning Westside tech scene and how to attract firms and...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 10:43 PM
Activists and L.A. officials faced difficult choices over the next phase of the Occupy L.A. movement as a 12:01 Monday deadline approached for the departure of nearly 700 protesters from an encampment on City Hall grounds.
On Sunday evening, Mayor...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When José Huizar was growing up in Boyle Heights in the 1970s, the profusion of murals on apartment buildings and private homes spoke to a burgeoning sense of community pride among the city's Mexican American population.
"They had a positive impact on...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:21 PM
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The man who will soon replace Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl in a coastal council district offered a passionate defense Thursday of the neighborhood groups that fight large-...
| Feb 25, 2013
Hello. I’m Times Political Writer Seema Mehta and here’s your L.A. City Election update.
The nation’s eyes were fixed this weekend on the Oscar race unfolding in Hollywood. But with just days to go before the citywide March 5 election,...
| Feb 21, 2013
Los Angeles City Council District 11 begins at the bluffs of Pacific Palisades and crosses the coral tree-lined median of San Vicente Boulevard. It includes Westchester bungalows in the shadow of jets rumbling into LAX, and the homeless in Venice who...
| Mar 3, 2013
Voting may be the ultimate act of optimism. If it can't help, why bother? People who go to the polls are investing in the future of their city, asserting by their action that there is a choice to be made and that the choice is consequential.
| Mar 6, 2013
Robert Kennedy was a young Bill Rosendahl's hope for the White House, but Kennedy's rival, Hubert Humphrey, practiced the "happy warrior" style of politics that represents the principles Rosendahl has embraced. As he leaves the Los Angeles City Council...