| Apr 1, 2013
Imagine if Los Angeles, with a population that is roughly half Latino, had just one or even no Latinos in elected office. There would be protests and political recriminations in every election cycle. There would be lawsuits and threats of lawsuits. The...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A minority of voters living in a daisy chain of small, suburban and relatively upscale enclaves around the county's outer rim were largely responsible for last fall's razor thin defeat of a $90-billion transit tax that received lopsided ballot box...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 12:40 PM
In Glendale, utility workers found their paychecks a little smaller last week — the price of the inability of their union, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 18, to negotiate an initial contract two years after winning the...
| Jun 11, 2013
Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles' incoming mayor, won the office with fewer votes than any newly elected mayor since the 1930s, when the city population was less than half its current size, according to a Times analysis of final results.
| Jun 30, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti, who was sworn in Sunday, has made it clear that no department head from the Antonio Villaraigosa years is safe (except for Police Chief Charlie Beck, who has a term of office that only the Police Commission can cut short). And...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti sought Wednesday to rebuild his frayed ties with the city's business leaders, embracing their City Hall agenda while promoting his efforts to speed L.A.'s economic recovery.
"You set the agenda for us," Garcetti told a...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:04 PM
After he was elected mayor, Eric Garcetti put out a call to civic-minded Angelenos to serve on city boards and commissions.
"We are looking for people with new ideas, practical experience, policy expertise and, most of all, a true commitment to public...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:38 AM
City transportation employees are expected to speak out at Wednesday's Los Angeles City Council meeting about policies they say are putting commuters at risk -- the second time in a month they have criticized how their workplace is run.
At least 100...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Damien Newton, bicyclist, bicycle advocate, founder and editor of Streetsblog LA — and owner of three bikes and one car — listens as I tick off complaints from drivers about bicyclists on the roads of Los Angeles: They blow through stop signs;...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Linda Griego and Wendy Greuel, former candidates for Los Angeles mayor, had this advice for women attending a training session Saturday on running for political office: Raise plenty of money, because you're going to need it.
"Ask for money.... Don't...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 8:07 PM
Linda Griego and Wendy Greuel, former candidates for Los Angeles mayor, had this advice for women attending a training session Saturday on running for political office: Raise plenty of money — you're going to need it.
"Ask for money.... Don't take...