| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:23 PM
The long-running love-in between Wendy Greuel and public employee unions continued Tuesday, with the mayoral candidate from the San Fernando Valley bagging an endorsement from the powerful Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.
Which raises a question:...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 5:10 PM
You're six months behind on the mortgage. Your credit cards are maxed out. Your small business is treading water.
Meanwhile, a tree has fallen on the roof of the office, the parking lot is full of potholes, and you've promised raises to employees, along...
| Feb 17, 2013
Los Angeles is an underachieving city led in recent decades by a succession of underachieving mayors — people who came in with big dreams or big talk but soon got bored with the day-to-day task of steering a municipality. Voters don't get to conduct...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Since my knee replacement surgery less than two weeks ago, I've been popping narcotic painkillers that come with long lists of potential side effects.
Among them are vomiting, hallucinating and impaired thinking.
It is perhaps that third one that made...
| May 20, 2013
| 2:54 PM
With polls showing a potentially close race for Los Angeles mayor, candidate Eric Garcetti trolled for last-minute votes in Pacific Palisades with former Republican contender Kevin James at his side.
Though Garcetti had a 7-point margin over his rival...
| May 21, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Encino residents Ian and Susan Buda said they voted for Eric Garcetti in L.A.'s mayoral race Tuesday. The reason?
"The DWP," Susan Buda said, pointing to a nearby white Department of Water and Power truck.
"The two of them haven't got much to say in...
| May 21, 2013
| 9:20 PM
In the first ballots counted in the race for the next mayor of Los Angeles, City Controller Wendy Greuel held a slight lead over City Councilman Eric Garcetti. With 7.5% reporting, Greuel led Garcetti 51% to 49%.
But with the vast majority of the...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:16 AM
A jury in DuPage County took about 21/2 hours Tuesday to find a Willow Springs man guilty of orchestrating the murders of three members of a Darien family in 2010.
Johnny Borizov, 31, was found guilty of murder and solicitation in the slayings of...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:11 AM
Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel sought the endorsement of Republican Kevin James after he was eliminated from the race in the March primary. Now she's out with an attack mailer blasting James’ backing of Eric Garcetti, her rival in the...
| May 1, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Mayoral rivals Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti clashed over outside spending in the race in a debate Monday. Garcetti attacked Greuel for not agreeing to sign a pledge that would have required the candidates to give charities the equivalent of half the...
| May 4, 2013
Six men and two women sit down to a simple dinner around a rectangular table in a glassed-in upstairs room at Osteria la Buca. It's 7:30 on a Tuesday night in spring, and the sun is just barely sinking into the city haze, leaving Melrose Avenue awash in...