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  • L.A. Votes: Election Day! Candidates barnstorm, new controversies emerge

     
    Tuesday is election day in Los Angeles, and voters will weigh in on who should be the city’s next mayor and decide on a measure that would boost the city’s sales tax. Also on the ballot are contests for city......
  • Election day: Short lines, empty voter booths are the norm so far

     
    Although Tuesday’s election will result in one of Los Angeles’ most extensive leadership changes -- with residents selecting a mayor, city attorney, city controller, and eight City Council members -- attendance at polling places appeared...
  • Garcetti picks up supporters in key demographics

     
    Los Angeles mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti picked up support from a prominent Republican leader and an influential African American Democratic club on Wednesday. The endorsements from Playa Vista developer Steve Soboroff and the New Frontier Democratic...
  • L.A. Votes: Endorsements flow as Greuel and Garcetti seek edge

     
    A new stream of endorsements emerged in Los Angeles' mayoral race Wednesday as Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti sought an edge in the May 21 runoff. The backing has two overarching goals – blunting criticism the two Democrats are facing......
  • Riordan endorses Greuel, joins campaign as an advisor

     
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan on Wednesday endorsed Wendy Greuel and joined her mayoral campaign as a senior advisor on economic issues. Riordan, a Republican who has called for a major overhaul of the city’s pension system and who......
  • My morning with the mayor

     
    For eight years I have photographed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, from his days on the campaign trail in 2005 at a Little League game in Sylmar to this week, his last as chief executive of the City of the Angels. We developed a sense of trust — key...
  • Riordan looks to replace pensions with 401(k)s at City Hall

     
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan plans to submit language Friday for a May 2013 ballot measure that would eliminate government pensions for newly hired workers at City Hall, replacing them with a 401(k)-style retirement benefits....
  • Riordan moves to qualify pension reform measure for L.A. ballot

     
    Saying major pension reforms are needed to keep Los Angeles out of municipal bankruptcy, former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan on Monday took the initial steps to place a measure that would cut retirement benefits on next year's ballot....
  • Pension rollback passed by Los Angeles City Council

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's plan to roll back retirement benefits of newly hired employees won fina approval Friday, despite opposition from an array of labor leaders across Southern California. The City Council cast its second and final vote...
  • Villaraigosa's rollback pension plan up for final vote

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's plan for rolling back the retirement benefits of newly hired employees is scheduled to secure its final vote Friday, despite opposition from two dozen labor leaders....
  • Jackie Lacey extends lead in L.A. County district attorney race

     
    Veteran prosecutor Jackie Lacey jumped to an early lead Tuesday in her bid to become Los Angeles County's first female and first African American district attorney. Lacey led rival Alan Jackson by 56% to 44% in the runoff after election......