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  • Milestones in Antonio Villaraigosa's tenure as L.A. mayor

    2005: Antonio Villaraigosa romps past incumbent James K. Hahn to make history, winning election as the first Latino mayor of Los Angeles since the city's pioneer days. 2006: Uses his first State of the City address to announce that he will ask the...
  • Math is a factor in Villaraigosa's decision whether to run for Senate

    Math is a factor in Villaraigosa's decision whether to run for Senate
    Maybe Antonio Villaraigosa, the former Los Angeles mayor, has edged toward a run for the newly open U.S. Senate seat in 2016 for all the reasons he offered last weekend: that Californians are struggling to make ends meet and that the "needs of the people"...
  • Gloria Molina's endorsement pileup for council seat seen as a misstep

    Gloria Molina's endorsement pileup for council seat seen as a misstep
    Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina announced this week that she has pulled in three big-name endorsements in her race for Los Angeles City Council: U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilman Gil Cedillo....
  • All signs point to Villaraigosa Senate run, Nuñez says

    One of Antonio Villaraigosa’s closest friends and advisors said Thursday that all signs were pointing toward the former Los Angeles mayor declaring his candidacy for U.S. Senate within the next two weeks. Former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez,...
  • L.A. deputy mayor chosen to serve as U.S. attorney for the region

    L.A. deputy mayor chosen to serve as U.S. attorney for the region
    Eileen Maura Decker, Los Angeles' deputy mayor on law enforcement and public safety matters and a former longtime assistant U.S. attorney, has been tapped to serve as the top federal prosecutor for the Los Angeles area, the White House announced...
  • All-powerful Democrats find new adversaries: each other

    All-powerful Democrats find new adversaries: each other
    Latinos feel insulted by blacks. Angelenos are suspicious of San Franciscans. Democrats are squabbling. It's inevitable. It's the unintended consequence of one-party domination in California. Democrats have conquered Republicans. So they're turning on...
  • Many California politicians finished election with funds for future use

    Many California politicians finished election with funds for future use
    Facing few serious challenges for statewide posts in last year's election, many California politicians were free to make financial decisions with an eye toward the future, final campaign reports show. John Chiang had token opposition in his race for...
  • Kamala Harris' head start in Senate race may deter potential rivals

    Kamala Harris' head start in Senate race may deter potential rivals
    While former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other potential candidates decide whether to enter the U.S. Senate contest, state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris has been using her head start in the race in ways that could deter others from competing....
  • Exec overseeing LAX's big modernization is retiring

    Exec overseeing LAX's  big modernization is retiring
    Los Angeles airport Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey, who has overseen the ongoing modernization of LAX for almost eight years, announced Tuesday that she will retire effective this spring. "This is an appropriate time for a transition," said...
  • The older the better; let's hear it for California's geriatric pols!

    The older the better; let's hear it for California's geriatric pols!
    Did I detect a bit of snark about Sen. Barbara Boxer’s retirement, after reporters noted that California’s top trio of politicians – our two long-serving U.S. senators and our four-term governor –are all well past 70 years old?...
  • Former L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa weighs bid for Boxer's Senate seat

    Former L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa weighs bid for Boxer's Senate seat
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Saturday that he is “seriously” considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer. “Too many Californians are struggling to make ends meet, pay the bills, and...