| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:49 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Ex-Mayor Bob Filner will lose about $1,704 a year in pension payments if the judge who sentences him on charges of mistreating women accepts a pension reduction clause in his plea bargain with prosecutors, according to figures released...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Eric Garcetti, L.A.'s new mayor, was just listed on some website as one of the nation’s most dateable mayors. “Fanciable” is probably how the Brits would put it. Never mind that Garcetti is married: He’s got an excellent set of...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:46 PM
SAN DIEGO — Republican Party leaders and their allies in the business community did not like it when a Democrat was elected mayor last November.
Still shaken by the chaotic nine months of Bob Filner's tenure, including his feud with the tourism...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:02 PM
There may be no more derivative industry than Hollywood -- see "Rocky" movies 1 through 6 or any of hundreds, if not thousands, of formulaic bromance/road trip/gross out/superhero/improbable romance/triumphant underdog movies all built on a single, once-...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 5:57 PM
SAN DIEGO — At a busy corner in the Skyline neighborhood, City Councilman and mayoral candidate David Alvarez is looking with annoyance at a gravel-strewn lot surrounded by a wire fence.
Inside the fence is an abandoned gas station and tall weeds....
| Nov 3, 2013
| 7:29 PM
SAN DIEGO — In Bob Filner's final days as mayor, the city attorney was prepared to do something never before done here: plead with a judge that the mayor posed a threat to women and should be barred from City Hall.
A psychologist retained by...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:05 PM
After Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) turned to YouTube to announce her retirement from Congress, I wrote a post about politicians using new technology to evade public scrutiny. Though these tools have made it easier for politicians to more effectively...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Teams from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department found two outdoor marijuana plant cultivations at separate Phelan residences when they served search warrants Thursday morning.
At least one suspect was arrested at each location....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Some Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies may have been looking for a shortcut up the chain of command.
Department officials have launched an investigation into allegations that some deputies cheated on the promotional exam this month.
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti must resume his part-time duties as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserve with a stint on Saturday and Sunday at a military facility near the 710 Freeway in Bell.
Since 2005, when he enlisted, Garcetti has worked about...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday that he “won’t be pushed” into a quick deal on a new labor contract for workers at the Department of Water and Power.
“I’m not going to do a deal before it’s a good deal for...