| 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-...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Candidate vows to keep mayor's residence from being a "party house"...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Rainey logo Does L.A. mayoral candidate Jan Perry think outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is a really good guy to have in her corner? Or maybe she thinks hizzoner’s support marks the recipient as another hapless representative of the status quo at...
| Apr 8, 2013
Over the past few weeks, the race for mayor of Los Angeles has been less a contest of ideas and leadership than it's been an endorsement roulette, with Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti trotting out their latest pledges of support as...
| Dec 3, 2012
A new poll on the Los Angeles mayor's race confirms the conventional wisdom: Most voters have yet to make up their minds, but among those who have decided, City Councilman Eric Garcetti and Controller Wendy Greuel remain locked in a close match with a...
| Nov 12, 2012
An essential element of a successful political campaign, whether for U.S. president or mayor of Los Angeles, is that it identifies a path to victory. Candidates have to differentiate themselves from competitors and appeal to constituencies sympathetic...
| Jan 29, 2013
The job of mayor requires a governing philosophy in order to guide the city and its policies. But it also requires administrative competence, the ability to manage effectively. It is the mayor's job to smartly choose the managers and commissioners who run...
| Jan 28, 2013
Over the last couple of weeks, I've spent considerable time with the leading candidates for mayor, asking them about their approach to governance, watching them campaign and trying to get a feel for what distinguishes each from the others.
| Feb 20, 2013
| 4:13 PM
The L.A. mayor's race took a sharply negative turn as City Controller Wendy Greuel accused rivals Eric Garcetti and Jan Perry of lying about her record to distract from their own spending of taxpayer money on wasteful travel and perks....
| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:04 AM
With the clock ticking down to election day, the Los Angeles mayor’s race is getting testy. Controller Wendy Greuel, who for weeks has been the target of her rivals' slings and arrows, hit back at City Council members Eric Garcetti......
| Feb 11, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti released a Spanish-language advertisement and is sending out brochures highlighting his Latino heritage and Southern California upbringing as he seeks the Latino vote in the upcoming mayoral election....