| Feb 12, 2013
| 9:23 AM
The influential Service Employees International Union announced Tuesday it is backing Proposition A, the sales-tax hike ballot measure that would generate more than $200 million for the L.A. city budget after years of financial crisis. The group opted,...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:23 PM
The political committee of a powerful L.A. County labor organization backed City Controller Wendy Greuel in the May 21 mayoral contest on Tuesday after declining to pick a candidate in the primary....
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:32 AM
The head of a company that has managed apartments for thousands of Los Angeles' neediest residents has agreed to pay a $170,000 fine stemming from allegations that he engaged in a decade-long scheme of laundering campaign contributions, according to...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:12 PM
Fifty-eight candidates have qualified to run for city offices in Los Angeles' March 5 election, with the majority looking to fill open seats on the City Council, according to the final list from the City Clerk's office....
| May 5, 2013
"We're not planners, we're doers," Gil Cedillo repeats at campaign forums as he seeks election to the City Council's 1st District seat against Jose Gardea. It's a witty riposte to Gardea, who is seeking to succeed his boss of more than a decade, termed-...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Los Angeles’ oldest museum site, the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, is celebrating its centennial this year with the debut of a new entrance halland outdoor nature center, capping a full makeover that’s already yielded new halls...
| 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.
| Feb 20, 2013
As voters in Los Angeles City Council District 1 seek a successor to termed-out incumbent Ed Reyes, they have two good choices.
Jose Gardea is Reyes' chief of staff and would be more likely to pursue Reyes' planning and service-based approach to...
| May 22, 2013
| 4:23 AM
The Los Angeles city clerk early Wednesday morning released final vote tallies for the citywide election, leaving only mail-in ballot results standing between candidates' victory and defeat.
With 100% of precincts reporting just after 3 a.m., clear...
| May 20, 2013
| 10:21 AM
As the two-year campaign to be Los Angeles' next mayor draws to a close, the candidates spent the weekend furiously courting voters across the city, trying to avoid the potential lowest turnout for an open mayoral seat in modern history. Wendy Greuel...
| May 21, 2013
| 2:33 PM
The mayor’s race was on the minds of voters Tuesday in Mount Washington, home to one of the most active voter precincts in Los Angeles.
Kate Amend, a film editor, wanted to cast a vote to make history.
“I voted for Wendy Greuel,” she...