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William Bratton

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  • Carlos Alvarez: L.A. mayoral candidate

    1) Since Mayor Villaraigosa called for expanding the police department by at least 1,000 officers, 694 have joined the force. Considering that crime continues to be down in Los Angeles, should the hiring go forward even in the face of dramatic budget...
  • Pols walk around without a plan

    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is at his cocky best, grinning from a stage toward a Saturday crowd of maybe 4,000, declaring into a microphone that he's been challenged — by an unnamed member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors — to race this...
  • You're on fire, L.A.!

    The Mission manzanita, a hardy native shrub whose berries the Chumash used to make into juice, is one of many California chapparal plants that, in the words of the Catalina Conservancy, "require fire for optimal seed germination." When drought browns...
  • Defusing black-brown tension

    Today's question: Is black-brown tension in L.A. something to be concerned about? Previously, Hutchinson and Hicks debated the use of eminent domain to improve commerce, police-minority relations and the quality of South L.A.’s political leadership....
  • How to stop L.A.'s corporate flight

    How to stop L.A.'s corporate flight
    Today's topic: The premise of Measure E is that Los Angeles is losing jobs and investment to other cities. How big a problem is that, and what's the root cause? City Councilman Greig Smith and mayoral candidate Walter Moore debate Measure E. Stopping the...
  • A kinder, gentler LAPD?

    Today's question: Have relations between the LAPD and South L.A. residents improved? What about other cities and their police departments? Previously, Hutchinson and Hicks debated the quality of South L.A.'s political leadership. Unfinished business...
  • Ridley-Thomas or Parks?

    Today's question: Two Democrats with key differences -- Bernard C. Parks and Mark Ridley-Thomas -- are vying to succeed Yvonne B. Burke on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Who's the better choice for L.A.? Click here to read Monday's...
  • Former LAPD Chief Bratton’s Los Feliz home sells for $1.4 million

    Former LAPD Chief Bratton’s Los Feliz home sells for $1.4 million
    Update: Former Los Angeles Police Department Chief William Bratton and his wife, Rikki Klieman, have sold their Los Feliz house for $1.4 million. They put the L-shaped house on the market in July at $1,875,000, about a month before Bratton, 62, announced...
  • Rocker’s place has a good vibe

    Rocker’s place has a good vibe
    Frontman Perry Farrell of the band Jane's Addiction has listed his longtime Venice home, and it's a real lollapalooza. Priced at $1.6 million, it was designed for the musician by local architect Steven Ehrlich, who replaced most of the original...
  • SCENIAC: Barbara goes Hollywood

    SCENIAC: Barbara goes Hollywood
    "Nicky! Look over your shoulder. Nicky!" It was 11:30 in the morning and the paparazzi firing squad was lined up in front of the Kodak Theater on Hollywood and Highland. Technically this was Barbara Walters' hour in the hot, bright, Hollywood sun -- the...
  • 'L.A. Noir' by John Buntin

    'L.A. Noir' by John Buntin
    More than any other modern American city, Los Angeles' history is inextricably intertwined with that of its police force. John Buntin's "L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City" makes an important and wonderfully enjoyable...