| Mar 15, 2013
| 10:32 AM
Los Angeles mayoral hopeful Wendy Greuel announced the backing of Emily's List....
| Mar 15, 2013
| 1:24 PM
The top budget official at L.A. City Hall said Friday that he will begin researching other strategies for upgrading the city's convention center in case plans for developing a downtown football stadium fall apart....
| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Bird watchers angered by the destruction of 43 acres of a wildlife preserve at Sepulveda Basin got a promise from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that it wouldn’t remove any more vegetation until at least mid-September....
| May 22, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Smart and capable, City Controller Wendy Greuel has been a high-profile public servant who believes in Los Angeles and has devoted much of her career to improving it. But boy, did she run a lousy campaign for mayor.
Eric Garcetti's sizable win might...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Emanuel Pleitez, the L.A. mayoral candidate who received only 4% of the primary vote despite an inspiring personal story, endorsed his former rival Eric Garcetti....
| Jan 31, 2013
Money is a measure of political viability. Those candidates seen as having potential attract it; those seen as long shots struggle to fill their campaign coffers. And with money, once you've raised some, it's a lot easier to raise more. In the money...
| Feb 11, 2013
The most remarkable proposal of the mayor's race to date took most of the field by surprise last week. On Tuesday, Controller Wendy Greuel announced that, if elected, she intends to add 2,000 officers to the ranks of the LAPD and 800 firefighters to the...
| Mar 4, 2013
The candidates for mayor of Los Angeles have been at it for more than a year, some much longer than that. Together, they have spent nearly $15 million. They've participated in so many debates that they can now address just about any topic — from...
| Feb 1, 2013
Governing requires vision, competence and administrative know-how. But none of that matters if a candidate never gets the chance to govern. Do the four leading contenders in the race for Los Angeles mayor have plausible strategies for getting themselves...
| Feb 25, 2013
To the cynically tuned ear, two remarks by Los Angeles Councilman Eric Garcetti in recent days seem to suggest the perils of a mayoral candidacy dependent, at least in some measure, on support from United Teachers Los Angeles, the union that represents...
| Feb 4, 2013
It was just over a decade ago that the San Fernando Valley tried to break away from Los Angeles and become its own city, one roughly the size of Philadelphia. The effort was a fairly resounding flop. The city as a whole rejected secession by a two-...