| May 31, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Manhattan Beach businessman and developer has spent around $1 million of his own money on his race for a coastal Los Angeles County congressional district. The incumbent is Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills)....
| Nov 12, 2012
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...
| Jan 29, 2013
The job of mayor requires a governing philosophy in order to guide the city and its policies. But it also requires administrative competence, the ability to manage effectively. It is the mayor's job to smartly choose the managers and commissioners who run...
| Jan 28, 2013
Over the last couple of weeks, I've spent considerable time with the leading candidates for mayor, asking them about their approach to governance, watching them campaign and trying to get a feel for what distinguishes each from the others.
| Mar 31, 2012
Hold on to your wallets, good folks of Glendale, union boss Brian D’Arcy of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18 wants to pick your pockets.
If you think the piddling water rate hikes of 12% spread out over four years that...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:06 PM
Robert J. Kelleher, who helped lead tennis into the modern open era while serving as president of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Assn. and who later became a U.S. District Court judge based in Los Angeles, has died. He was 99.
Kelleher, who was also captain of the...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 5:45 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles City Council agreed to place a half-cent sales tax hike on the March 5 ballot to avert new cuts in city services, drawing immediate opposition from critics in and outside city government.
Voters would decide the measure,...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 3:55 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Promising to lead without regard to politics or partisanship," Jackie Lacey was sworn in Monday as Los Angeles Countys first female and first African American district attorney.
Lacey, 55, giggled briefly as she raised her right hand for...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 1:23 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Veteran prosecutor Jackie Lacey was successful in her bid to become Los Angeles County's first African American and first female district attorney, building a commanding advantage over her rival, Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Jackson.
| Jun 19, 2012
| 6:59 PM
As it has for the past 42 years, the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) gave more than 800 guests a wild evening they won't soon forget as the organization staged its annual Beastly Ball fundraiser this past Saturday.
Guests, dressed in safari...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 1:48 PM
Yay! Summer is here, and that means the outdoor music venues are tuning up. The peacocks are vocalizing with the Pasadena Pops orchestra in their new home at the Los Angeles Arboretum in Arcadia with programs in July, August and September; Music at the L....