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Antonio Villaraigosa

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  • Complaint: Pasadena leaders received thousands in Rose Bowl tickets

    Complaint: Pasadena leaders received thousands in Rose Bowl tickets
    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...
  • City is paying heavily for LAFD bias suits

    City is paying heavily for LAFD bias suits
    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...
  • Locked out of Mayor Garcetti's reelection wingding

    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....
  • L.A. Port police chief indicted in alleged fraud scheme

    L.A. Port police chief indicted in alleged fraud scheme
    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 —...
  • Charter school group is political force in L.A. Unified board election

    Charter school group is political force in L.A. Unified board election
    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...
  • U.S. Senate race fails to strike expected sparks

    U.S. Senate race fails to strike expected sparks
    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...
  • Billionaire Tom Steyer eyes climate change, education in potential Senate bid

    Billionaire Tom Steyer eyes climate change, education in potential Senate bid
    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...
  • Senators back Harris for Senate; Villaraigosa 'very likely' to run

    Senators back Harris for Senate; Villaraigosa 'very likely' to run
    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...
  • Rocky Chávez cites Marine background as key asset in U.S. Senate race

    Rocky Chávez cites Marine background as key asset in U.S. Senate race
    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...
  • Villaraigosa must decide on business deals as he mulls Senate run

    Villaraigosa must decide on business deals as he mulls Senate run
    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,...
  • Villaraigosa's experience could play well in the Senate

    Villaraigosa's experience could play well in the Senate
    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,...