| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:23 PM
The mayor of Lancaster said this week that sensitivity training is needed after a city commisioner made public comments that the mayor said were offensive to Jews and homosexuals.
Mayor R. Rex Parris said that Stan Muhammad of the city's Neighborhood...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has chosen former mayoral candidate Emanuel Pleitez to serve on the panel that oversees retirement benefits for the city's police officers and firefighters, according to public records.
Garcetti filed paperwork with the...
| Sep 24, 2013
With summer officially over, the Los Angeles officials who were elected in May lose their newbie status; their remaining organizational work should be attended to without further delay. In the case of Mayor Eric Garcetti, that includes the appointment...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:27 PM
One of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's picks to serve on an influential Westside planning commission has quietly dropped her bid for the post after an outcry from neighborhood activists.
Jaime Lee, chief executive of Los Angeles-based Jamison Realty,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.