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  • Newton: Failing our children, in and out of court

    Newton: Failing our children, in and out of court
    Over the years, Judge Michael Nash, who supervises the Los Angeles Juvenile Court, has been tough and persistent. Bucking a long-standing tradition of secrecy, he opened courtrooms in Dependency Court, where the futures of young people in foster care are decided, and he waited out the uproar that ensued without wavering. He regularly confronts some of society's most dispiriting failures and yet he's remained a tireless — and generally upbeat — advocate for children.
  • Newton: What about the Port of Los Angeles?

    Newton: What about the Port of Los Angeles?
    It's fun for mayoral candidates to imagine eliminating potholes or building new trains to link the Valley to the Westside. It's not hard to support a spiffed-up LAX (really, what's hard to believe is that it's taken this long) or legions of new police...

    Newton: Mayoral candidates, show us the money

    Newton: Mayoral candidates, show us the money
    The complaint I hear most often about this race for mayor of Los Angeles is that the candidates, Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti, spend too much time talking in generalities without providing details about what they'd do. But when...

    L.A. Votes: Garcetti, Greuel agree they are not so different

    L.A. Votes: Garcetti, Greuel agree they are not so different
    Despite bitter attacks in recent weeks, the two candidates for mayor of Los Angeles grudgingly conceded in a debate Sunday night that their rival was (mostly) honest and not so different on many of the plans they have for leading the city forward....

    Mayoral race 2013: Video interviews with Garcetti and Greuel

    Mayoral race 2013: Video interviews with Garcetti and Greuel
    WATCH: Garcetti video interview | Greuel video interview In advance of the May 21 runoff election, we collected questions from voters for the mayoral candidates to answer. The questions covered a range of topics: neighborhood revitalization, small...