| May 20, 2013
As the campaign for mayor of Los Angeles has played out over the last two years, the complaints I've heard most often are that none of the candidates has reached for big ideas, that the field has lacked big personalities and that the two finalists are...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Labor gambled and lost.
Wendy Greuel drove away much of her own base.
And it's done. After two years of campaigning and more than $30 million of spinning, the next mayor of Los Angeles will be Eric Garcetti, who doesn't exactly have what you'd call...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Eric Garcetti defeated Wendy Greuel in the Los Angeles mayor's race despite Greuel’s overwhelming support in heavily African American neighborhoods. The city controller's strength among black voters in South L.A. was too little to make up for...
| May 27, 2013
Although it was drowned out by the mayor's race, Los Angeles quietly marked a historic moment this month: On May 15, after 12 years of policing the city under the eye of a federal judge, the Los Angeles Police Department at last was allowed to return to...
| May 24, 2013
| 6:37 PM
In the dismal Los Angeles election cycle that mercifully concluded on May 21, much was made about the lack of women in high places if Wendy Greuel didn't win the mayor's race.
Greuel herself played the gender card over and over, with pictures of her...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Since joining the Los Angeles Police Commission last month, Steve Soboroff has been making calls to some of the city's deepest pockets, asking them to pony up the $1 million he says he needs to jump-start an ambitious project: outfitting LAPD officers...
| Oct 3, 2013
Under the Los Angeles city charter, the mayor has no formal power over the Los Angeles Unified School District. But this has not stopped mayors — including Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraigosa — from using the bully pulpit and the power of...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 2:36 PM
More than 1,000 old concrete buildings in Los Angeles and hundreds more throughout the county may be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake, according to a Times analysis.
By the most conservative estimate, as many as 50 of these buildings in the...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 12:00 PM
One little boy lay on his back with a leg gash so bad that bone and tissue protruded through his skin. Firefighters carried more injured students to a triage area, where one girl had blood streaming from a head wound and another had burns across her face....
| Oct 27, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Just north of the big hotels along bustling Century Boulevard east of LAX lie the remains of Manchester Square.
Once a thriving community with its own elementary school, the working-class neighborhood that sprang up in the postwar building boom is now...
| Mar 19, 2013
An L.A. business group that endorsed mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel has called on her to appear personally to explain statements she made about pensions -- and her interest in reopening talks with City Hall labor unions over reductions in retirement...