| May 8, 2015
| 4:31 PM
Pasadena city leaders received tens of thousands of dollars worth of free tickets to the Rose Bowl in 2014, according to a Times analysis of ticket disclosure forms.
The disclosure forms don't provide the exact value of the tickets, showing only a range...
| May 3, 2015
| 5:50 PM
The Los Angeles Fire Department has been hit with a steady stream of personnel lawsuits over the last decade, some of them extraordinarily expensive.
The City Council spent $1.5 million to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed by a black firefighter who...
| May 2, 2015
| 5:16 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti launched his reelection campaign Thursday night with a Hollywood bash headlined by Stevie Wonder.
But Little Stevie Lopez was not invited, nor was anyone who didn’t pony up $1,400 for a ticket to the fundraiser....
| Apr 30, 2015
| 8:57 PM
The chief of police at the nation's busiest container port was indicted Thursday on federal corruption charges that accuse him of hiding his business links to a software developer he was helping win a contract at the port.
Ronald Jerome Boyd —...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 10:26 PM
Los Angeles mayors once played the role of kingmaker in school board elections.
Both Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraigosa took on the teachers union, leading campaigns to raise money for favored candidates. When those candidates won, the mayors...
| Mar 22, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The announcement came swiftly, catching many by surprise: After decades in Washington, the path-breaking U.S. senator announced she would retire after 2016.
If the timing was unexpected, the response was predictable, years of pent-up ambition surging...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 6:50 PM
Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who is weighing a run for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by Barbara Boxer in two years, is outlining a policy agenda focused on climate change, education and tax reform and pledging to serve only...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 7:54 PM
One by one, three U.S. senators took turns tweeting Wednesday that they were “excited” by California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris' run for Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York left it at that.
Sen. Cory Booker of New...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 9:05 PM
Rocky Chávez, a Republican state assemblyman from Oceanside, launched a campaign for U.S. Senate on Thursday, offering his military background as a key asset in the race to succeed Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer.
Chávez, 63, a retired Marine colonel...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 5:00 AM
As Antonio Villaraigosa weighs whether to mount a U.S. Senate bid, he faces a complication that his top rival doesn't have to worry about: How will he make a living during a campaign that could last as long as 21 months?
Since he left office in 2013,...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 7:14 PM
SACRAMENTO — Antonio Villaraigosa's resume definitely qualifies him to be a U.S. senator and suggests the potential of a pretty effective one.
Big city mayor. State legislative leader. Player in the national political arena.
Plus: iron will,...