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  • Garcetti, wife mulling move to official L.A. mayor's mansion

    Mayor Eric Garcetti said he and his wife, social activist Amy Wakeland, are mulling whether to move into Getty House once renovations underway at the official residence are completed. The couple live with their toddler daughter, Maya, at their private...
  • Newton: L.A.'s pension peril

     Newton: L.A.'s pension peril
    There are a couple of assumptions guiding much of the civic conversation about public employee pension reform: first, that organized labor would fight any reform tooth and nail; and second, that labor's strong presence in Los Angeles would doom such...
  • Newton: Decision time in the L.A. mayor's race

    Newton: Decision time in the L.A. mayor's race
    The candidates for mayor of Los Angeles have been at it for more than a year, some much longer than that. Together, they have spent nearly $15 million. They've participated in so many debates that they can now address just about any topic — from...
  • Newton: Paths to victory -- or defeat -- in the L.A. mayor's race

    Newton: Paths to victory -- or defeat -- in the L.A. mayor's race
    Governing requires vision, competence and administrative know-how. But none of that matters if a candidate never gets the chance to govern. Do the four leading contenders in the race for Los Angeles mayor have plausible strategies for getting themselves...
  • Newton: Schools and City Hall

    Newton: Schools and City Hall
    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...
  • Newton: Courting the Valley

    Newton: Courting the Valley
    It was just over a decade ago that the San Fernando Valley tried to break away from Los Angeles and become its own city, one roughly the size of Philadelphia. The effort was a fairly resounding flop. The city as a whole rejected secession by a two-...
  • Huntington Beach officer gets probation for fixing traffic ticket

     
    A Huntington Beach police officer was placed on probation Friday after his conviction for conspiring to dismiss a traffic ticket for a woman who promised “a bunch of alcohol” in exchange for his help. Erik Michael Krause, 44, a 22-year......
  • For Zev Yaroslavsky, a familiar end to a familiar saga

    For Zev Yaroslavsky, a familiar end to a familiar saga
    It was more than 20 years ago that I covered my first meeting of the Los Angeles City Council. As I headed to the chambers, a colleague advised me to take special note of two members: Richard Alatorre, he said, understood city politics better than anyone,...
  • Newton: Endorsement games

    Newton: Endorsement games
    Over the past few weeks, the race for mayor of Los Angeles has been less a contest of ideas and leadership than it's been an endorsement roulette, with Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti trotting out their latest pledges of support as...
  • Voters weigh in on city's finances, Proposition A tax increase

     
    Voters who made their way to the polls Tuesday had strong feelings about the city’s financial situation....
  • Newton: Left-right tension under Greuel's tent

    Newton: Left-right tension under Greuel's tent
    Controller Wendy Greuel pulled off a surprising coup last week when she secured the endorsement of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor despite an acknowledgment by many labor leaders that they feel closer philosophically to her opponent, Councilman...