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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...
  • Who will be L.A.'s next mayor?

    Who will be L.A.'s next mayor?
    Los Angeles' mayoral election is still nearly two years away, but the field of candidates already is taking shape. And the race is certain to present voters with starkly different choices about who should run Los Angeles next. More contenders...
  • Book smart: Ken Brecher

    Book smart: Ken Brecher
    For Ken Brecher to say that being the president of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles is the best job he's ever had -- well, that speaks volumes. Consider that he's run the Sundance Institute, the Boston Children's Museum and a major Philadelphia...
  • Alexander Haagen dies at 91; developer who served on Los Angeles Coliseum commission

    Alexander Haagen dies at 91; developer who served on Los Angeles Coliseum commission
    Alexander Haagen, a major Southern California shopping center developer who, as president of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission in the late 1980s, clashed with Los Angeles Raiders owner Al Davis over proposed stadium seating renovations before...
  • PASSINGS: Norma Zimmer, Dick Walsh, Robert F. Ellsworth, Robert Traylor, Burt Reinhardt

    PASSINGS: Norma Zimmer, Dick Walsh, Robert F. Ellsworth, Robert Traylor, Burt Reinhardt
    Norma Zimmer Singer was Welk 'Champagne Lady' Norma Zimmer, 87, the "Champagne Lady" of television's "The Lawrence Welk Show" and a studio singer, died Tuesday at her home in Brea. Her son, Larry, did not give the cause of death. Zimmer performed on...
  • Jim Newton: The race to succeed Mayor Villaraigosa

    Jim Newton: The race to succeed Mayor Villaraigosa
    In the early positioning in the race to succeed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, most of the political energy is being generated by two candidates who are fighting for long-shot status. Developer Rick Caruso and investment banker Austin Beutner both want to be...