Los Angeles Times

Kerry Cavanaugh

Writer

Kerry Cavanaugh is an editorial writer covering City Hall and local politics. Prior to joining the board, she was a public radio producer on KCRW’s “To the Point” and “Which Way, L.A.” Before that, she spent a decade at the L.A. Daily News, where she covered L.A. and California politics, budget and environmental issues, and wrote a twice-a-week front-page column on local government issues. She’s a graduate of New York University and Columbia Journalism School. 

Recent Articles

  • Grand to the sand? Help write a better Expo Line slogan

    Grand to the sand? Help write a better Expo Line slogan

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that the Expo Line extension to Santa Monica will open on May 20. And because the name “Expo Line” is a little on the dull side, Mayor Eric Garcetti coined a new slogan for the light rail line that travels between downtown L.A. and downtown...

  • Taking the politics out of the DWP

    Taking the politics out of the DWP

    For years now, critics and good government advocates have been calling for an overhaul at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The nation’s largest municipal utility lurches from controversy to controversy, and attempts to modernize its operations have been weighed down by bureaucracy...

  • Which NFL stadium proposal would screw up L.A. traffic the least?

    Which NFL stadium proposal would screw up L.A. traffic the least?

    There’s been a lot of talk about which professional football team should return to Los Angeles, and which stadium proposal -- Carson or Inglewood -- is the better bet. Let the fans and the billionaire team owners figure that out. Here’s what the rest of us should be asking: Which stadium is going...

  • How do I talk about 'terror days' with my first-grader?

    How do I talk about 'terror days' with my first-grader?

    It was shortly after 7 Tuesday morning when my husband came into our home office and whispered, “Come here. I need to show you something.” I followed him into the kitchen, past our kids, ages 7 and 4, who were slowly getting ready for the day. He showed me his phone: The Los Angeles Unified School...

  • LAUSD robocalls: A lesson in how to confuse and infuriate parents

    LAUSD robocalls: A lesson in how to confuse and infuriate parents

    I am the parent of a Los Angeles Unified School District student, and I get robocalls from the district probably two times a week. These are not calls from my son’s elementary school. These are recorded messages from various district officials, informing me of some meeting or workshop or that parents...

  • The Expo Line hasn't reduced freeway traffic. So what?

    The Expo Line hasn't reduced freeway traffic. So what?

    Take note, L.A. political speechwriters and Metro marketing staff: Building public transit may not reduce freeway traffic. You probably want to cite other benefits when urging Angelenos to support a new sales tax to fund rail and bus projects. But, don’t worry, there are plenty of other reasons...

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