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  • 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...
  • Villaraigosa bows out of Senate race, leaving others to battle Harris

    Villaraigosa bows out of Senate race, leaving others to battle Harris
    Antonio Villaraigosa's announcement Tuesday that he would skip the contest for Barbara Boxer's seat in the U.S. Senate leaves an opening for an array of less-known Californians to take on state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris, the only major candidate so far....
  • Campaign to shift date of L.A. elections wrongly claimed mayor's backing

    Campaign to shift date of L.A. elections wrongly claimed mayor's backing
    A leader of a campaign to shift Los Angeles city elections to align with state and federal contests acknowledged Wednesday that the campaign erroneously claimed it had the backing of Mayor Eric Garcetti in videos championing the measures. The...
  • Assembly leader backs $75 fee to expand affordable housing

    Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins announced a proposal Wednesday to expand affordable housing in California by charging a $75 fee to record real estate documents. The San Diego Democrat's plan would send cities hundreds of millions of dollars for...
  • Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa won't run for U.S. Senate

    Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa won't run for U.S. Senate
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Tuesday that he would not enter the race for Barbara Boxer’s seat in the U.S. Senate, leaving state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris as the only major candidate. "I am humbled by the encouragement I'...
  • L.A. council votes to oppose Live Nation running iconic Greek Theatre

    L.A. council votes to oppose Live Nation running iconic Greek Theatre
    The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to oppose the selection of a new operator to run the Greek Theatre and asked a city commission to consider completely restarting the process, arguing that community concerns needed to be given more weight....
  • L.A. Business Council endorses Garcetti's proposed minimum-wage hike

    L.A. Business Council endorses Garcetti's proposed minimum-wage hike
    A Los Angeles business group announced its support for Mayor Eric Garcetti's proposed boost to the minimum wage Tuesday. The Los Angeles Business Council, a Westside-based coalition of firms that has supported progressive causes such as affordable...
  • L.A. plans campaign to promote new film tax credits

    L.A. plans campaign to promote new film tax credits
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti achieved one of his top goals last year when he helped persuade state lawmakers to boost California's film and TV tax credits. Now Garcetti and his film czar, entertainment industry attorney Ken Ziffren, face the tough...
  • Despite West Coast ports' labor deal, normality not yet on horizon

    Despite West Coast ports' labor deal, normality not yet on horizon
    West Coast ports are emerging from the most contentious labor dispute in more than a decade, but lingering resentment and structural problems may complicate a return to normality. Activity picked up Saturday at Western harbors after the dockworkers...
  • DWP needs both transparency and investment to fix its problems

    DWP needs both transparency and investment to fix its problems
    Last week, an 89-year-old pipe burst in the Hollywood Hills, releasing at least 100,000 gallons of water that flooded the streets, cracked sidewalks and submerged cars. It was another reminder that the city's aging water infrastructure is increasingly...
  • Shipping lines and dockworkers reach deal; port shutdown averted

    Shipping lines and dockworkers reach deal; port shutdown averted
    Shipping companies and dockworkers reached a tentative deal late Friday on a new labor contract, avoiding a shutdown of 29 ports that would have choked off trade through the West Coast. The agreement, which still needs approval from union members and...