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  • Former Republican Dan Schnur preps independent run for secretary of state

    Former Republican Dan Schnur preps independent run for secretary of state
    SACRAMENTO -- Dan Schnur, a former GOP political strategist who went on to head the Fair Political Practices Commission and take a teaching post at USC, is preparing for another possible career move: candidate for California secretary of state. ---------...
  • As Assembly speaker, he helped tame the budget. What's next for John Pérez?

     As Assembly speaker, he helped tame the budget. What's next for John Pérez?
    John A. Pérez became speaker of the Assembly, arguably the second-most powerful position in California, on March 1, 2010. When he took the oath, the state faced the highest unemployment rate in its recorded history and a budget shortfall of $60 billion....
  • L.A. violated labor law in rolling back pension benefits, report finds

    An independent hearing officer Monday dealt a major setback to Los Angeles' effort to rein in public employee pension costs, concluding that elected officials violated labor law when they voted to roll back retirement benefits for new civilian workers...
  • McKenna and Johnson lead in early returns for L.A. school board

    McKenna and Johnson lead in early returns for L.A. school board
    In early ballots, George McKenna and Alex Johnson appeared headed to an August runoff to fill an open seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education. McKenna was comfortably in front, with Johnson a strong second, well ahead of five other candidates who...
  • George McKenna and Alex Johnson leading in L.A. Unified race

     George McKenna and Alex Johnson leading in L.A. Unified race
    Vying for an open seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education, George McKenna and Alex Johnson appeared to be headed to a runoff in Tuesday's primary election. The two were the best funded in a crowded field. Seven candidates were seeking to fill the...
  • Prop. 41, for homeless vets, renews debate over Westside VA campus

    Prop. 41, for homeless vets, renews debate over Westside VA campus
    A ballot measure aimed at eliminating California's dubious status as the nation's homeless veteran capital has rekindled a decade-old fight over the Department of Veterans Affairs' sprawling West Los Angeles campus. Proposition 41 asks voters to...
  • 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: It's legacy time for Villaraigosa

    Newton: It's legacy time for Villaraigosa
    First of two parts | Part two Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa doesn't like to talk about his legacy. He's still moving forward, plowing through the work that is left for him to accomplish with two years remaining. Like it or not, though, this is what faces...
  • Newton: Greuel's hot hand

    Newton: Greuel's hot hand
    It's still very, very early in the campaign to become the next mayor of Los Angeles, but right now, it's City Controller Wendy Greuel who's playing the hot hand. The only independent poll shows her in a tie with City Council President Eric Garcetti and...
  • 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: Jan Perry's path to power

    Newton: Jan Perry's path to power
    An essential element of a successful political campaign, whether for U.S. president or mayor of Los Angeles, is that it identifies a path to victory. Candidates have to differentiate themselves from competitors and appeal to constituencies sympathetic...