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Laura Chick

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  • Trutanich campaign fires back at criticism from ex-controller

     
    A campaign spokesman for City Atty. Carmen Trutanich fired back at former Controller Laura Chick after she urged voters in an open letter to think twice before re-electing him to a second term....
  • Former city controller backs Wendy Greuel for L.A. mayor

     
    Former L.A. City Controller Laura Chick backed the mayoral campaign of City Controller Wendy Greuel, saying she will protect the taxpayers' "precious dollars" and help the city recover from a recession....
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Laura Chick: California's eagle eye

    If I were writing her business card, it would read, "Kicking butt in sensible shoes since 1993." Laura Chick has enemies. I am not one of them. The woman who's leaving Los Angeles City Hall after two terms on the City Council and two as city controller is...
  • In today's pages: False steps, botched arrests and phony outrage

     
    Miriam Pawel details how the United Farm Workers switched from backing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to increase Central Valley water supplies to opposing it. Backed by the Change to Win union coalition, Pawel writes, the UFW established a $1...