| Jan 21, 2013
When I wrote a few weeks ago that City Councilman Dennis Zine seemed an odd fit with the office of city controller, I was fairly sure I'd get an earful from him. He is, after all, running for controller.
Boy, was I right. Zine and I met recently to talk...
| Feb 10, 2013
In the five-man race for Los Angeles controller, the best-known candidate is also the one who's had the best view of city government. That would be Dennis Zine, who is finishing his 12th and final year representing the City Council's 3rd District after...
| Feb 20, 2013
Los Angeles' 3rd Council District covers much of the southwestern San Fernando Valley, and the race there to succeed termed-out Councilman Dennis Zine parallels election matchups in other districts, featuring as it does a would-be transplant from the...
| Apr 25, 2013
The March primary winnowed the race for city controller to a longtime City Hall insider and an outsider with an unusual degree of expertise in city finances. The former is City Councilman Dennis Zine, now in his 12th and final year representing District...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:15 PM
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday approved a $4.7- billion package of improvements for LAX, including a controversial plan to move the northernmost runway closer to neighborhoods in Westchester and Playa del Rey.
The vote was a defeat for...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Three Los Angeles City Council members -- including a candidate for mayor -- asked their colleagues Tuesday to consider pulling city pension money from the investment firms that own the Los Angeles Times if they sell the publication to buyers who do not...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:33 PM
The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to draft a law prohibiting the possession of high-capacity ammunition magazines, sparking lawsuit threats from two gun rights organizations.
On an 11-0 vote, the council called for an ordinance labeling the...
| May 4, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Los Angeles International Airport's neighboring community and labor organizations are hosting a town hall Saturday in response to the L.A. City Council’s approval this week of a $4.76-billion renovation project, which includes a controversial plan...
| May 13, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Former lawmaker Mike Feuer and City Councilman Dennis Zine continue to hold leads in their races for citywide Los Angeles offices, new polling showed Monday.
In polling conducted April 29 through May 7 by the Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute of Public...
| May 17, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The election to select Los Angeles' next mayor is Tuesday. But a combination of factors – the large number of Angelenos voting by mail, the apparent tightness of the race and the city clerk’s ballot-counting process – means that the...
| May 21, 2013
| 10:51 PM
The latest round of election results that trickled in Tuesday night showed City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel in a dead heat in the race to be the next mayor of Los Angeles.
With 8% of precints reporting, Greuel had 50% of...