The ouster of a Watts principal is wrenching but hardly surprising. Parents lack patience for incremental improvement.
Federal oversight through a consent decree has ended. The department, sometimes grudgingly but with increasing determination, gradually embraced the reforms it once resented.
She has devoted much of her career to serving and improving Los Angeles. But she ran a lousy campaign for mayor.
The office of mayor often enlarges the winner. Will it do so again with Garcetti or Greuel?
In Los Angeles, just as the race heats up, the candidates are forced to fundraise.
Both mayoral candidates are union supporters, but bigger, long-term labor issues have been overshadowed.
The two mayoral candidates haven't focused on one of the city's leading economic drivers.
Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti are so lost in the details of what they'd do about the city budget that they aren't answering the larger questions.