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  • Where's the rose between his teeth?

    LAST WEEK, I got a phone call from a television news producer who asked me what Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's extramarital affair revealed about the nature of Latino political leadership. I told her I'd agree to be interviewed on air only if we could explore what Bill Clinton's dalliances said about white people or Jesse Jackson's fling with an aide told us about black activists. Dumbfounded, she asked if I could refer her to someone else.
  • Candidates already raising money to take on L.A. City Council incumbent in March

     
    It might be hard to think past the knock-down, drag-out contest in November between gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman and Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown. But in Los Angeles, candidates are starting to stake their claim to the March municipal election. City...

    Mayor's Summer Night Lights program expands to 8 more L.A. parks

     
    Late-night recreation programs will be added to eight more parks in Los Angeles next week as part of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s Summer Night Lights program, city officials said Monday. Appearing in Highland Park, Villaraigosa said he had secured...

    Skateboarders take ‘pretty awesome’ ride through downtown L.A.

     
    Hundreds of skateboarders took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles in celebration of "Go Skateboarding Day" on Monday, embarking on a five-mile skate through the city. The group of skaters -– mostly teenage males -– gathered at Hollenbeck...

    Homeless man creates garden oasis amid decay of industrial L.A.

     
    Charles Ray Walker, a 59-year-old homeless man, has turned a grim patch of land off the L.A. River in Boyle Heights into an unlikely exhibition of his tastes, quirks, obsessions and comic observations. For the better part of 18 years,...