| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:19 PM
During his inaugural speech Sunday, Eric Garcetti pledged to give Silicon Valley a “run for their bitcoin.” It was a joke about the decentralized virtual currency created in 2009, but nobody laughed.
Garcetti’s reference might have...
| Jul 24, 2013
A dozen years after he left the Los Angeles City Council, Mike Feuer is back in L.A.'s civic life, this time in City Hall East, as the newly elected city attorney. His several careers are all of a piece: running the low-income legal service group Bet...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:34 AM
I first met Antonio Villaraigosa at a Pollo Loco on the Miracle Mile in 1999. He struck me then as principled, articulate, smart and a little vain. He talked about the death penalty and growing up in Los Angeles, serving as speaker of the Assembly and his...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday named former rival Kevin James, who placed third in the March 5 primary election, to serve on the powerful Board of Public Works.
James, a Republican radio host who campaigned aggressively for Garcetti in the...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 2:30 PM
For Sunday’s mayoral inaugural, city workers removed (thank goodness) the big sign at the top of City Hall’s grand Spring Street ceremonial granite steps. Perhaps you know the sign. It says, “CITY EMPLOYEE ENTRANCE ONLY. PUBLIC...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:53 PM
Los Angeles’ inaugural ceremonies Sunday evening were a bit of a throwback in this sense: You could watch each new elected official emerge from behind a marble column and walk down the Spring Street steps and imagine that it was 1953. One after...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:23 PM
With the aim of improving 911 response times, a new Los Angeles city councilman is pushing for a far-reaching plan to expand the Fire Department's overhaul of its aging technology systems.
Mike Bonin has asked the LAFD and city technology officials to...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Over the last 20 years, there has been a lot of change in the top two offices of Los Angeles government. Mayors and city attorneys have been Republicans and Democrats. They've been political insiders and outsiders, and they've been ethnically diverse....
| Jun 10, 2013
After a campaign of smart politics but small ideas, Eric Garcetti is poised to take the office that he won last month. As he does, here's an item worthy of his agenda: Make peace with the Owens Valley.
Residents of the Owens Valley rely heavily on Los...
| Jul 2, 2013
I've known Eric Garcetti a long time. To use my Silver Lake apartment as a field office for his first City Council campaign, I bought my first-ever fax machine, which you can have. I even served as his communications director, where I distinguished myself...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson called Thursday for public hearings on the proposed contract with Department of Water and Power employees, saying he wants a deal on the contract by Sept. 1.
Wesson said Mayor Eric Garcetti has...