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  • Pro-Greuel group hits Garcetti with TV attack ad

     
    This post has been corrected. See note below for details. A group funded mostly by unions and entertainment executives has produced a television attack ad backing city Controller Wendy Greuel's campaign to become Los Angeles' next mayor by accusing City.....
  • Garcetti, Greuel exchange barbs in televised debate

     
    In a feisty debate that highlighted the intensifying clash between the top two contenders in the race for mayor, Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti disparaged rival Wendy Greuel’s record as city controller and mocked her campaign platform...
  • Garcetti accuses DWP union of trying to buy election for Greuel

     
    As the union representing L.A. Dept. of Water and Power employees plowed hundreds of thousands of dollars into their independent effort to elect Wendy Greuel mayor, contender Eric Garcetti alleged Friday that the union was trying to buy Tuesday’s...
  • Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greuel spar over her audits findings

     
    L.A. City Councilman Eric Garcetti and Controller Wendy Greuel argue about the veracity of her claim to have uncovered $160 million in waste. The two are seen as the leading contenders to replace outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa....
  • Gang interventionists distribute food, prayer -- and a sense of change

    Gang interventionists distribute food, prayer -- and a sense of change
    Alfred Lomas stood at the front of a bus. "This," he bellowed, "is not a bus!" The driver pulled out of the Dream Center, a church ministry where Lomas directs a mobile food bank. Lomas stared into the anxious faces of congregants and do-gooders, his...
  • Wendy Greuel for L.A. city controller

    The city controller candidate of our dreams is not running. Perhaps such a person doesn't exist. The difficult job requires someone with sufficient knowledge of City Hall to be able to ferret out poor management of programs; enough backbone to stand up to...
  • Solar energy without Measure B

    Solar energy without Measure B
    Today's topic: What happens with solar energy in Los Angeles if Measure B doesn't pass? Click here to read previous exchanges in this Dust-Up. Solar, starting from scratch Point: Jack Humphreville If voters reject Measure B on March 3, the Los Angeles...
  • Main rivals for L.A. city controller have contrasting styles

    Main rivals for L.A. city controller have contrasting styles
    Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel and electrical engineer Nick Patsaouras look similar on paper: They live in the San Fernando Valley, take a deep interest in public transit and run in the same circle of political climbers. Yet temperamentally,...
  • Did Villaraigosa's margin of victory hurt gubernatorial ambitions?

    Did Villaraigosa's margin of victory hurt gubernatorial ambitions?
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa handily won his reelection bid. Whether he secured the type of bounce needed to catapult him into a 2010 race for governor is another matter entirely. With nine little-known challengers running against him,...
  • Philosophies clash in plans for gang intervention academy

    Philosophies clash in plans for gang intervention academy
    A city-sponsored training academy for gang intervention workers will open at least a year later than Los Angeles officials had hoped after a collision of philosophies and egos -- a hitch in the city's effort to modernize its campaign against street...
  • Bell salaries raise more concerns about CalPERS

    The failure of the state's embattled pension system to take action after learning four years ago of Bell city officials' runaway salaries has put the fund under another unwelcome spotlight. The state attorney general says he is shocked that nobody at the...