| Jan 26, 2013
| 8:05 PM
I got into a minor fender-bender once near downtown Los Angeles and suggested to the other driver that we pull off the highway and deal with the matter on a safer city street.
She said OK, then disappeared.
Was she uninsured, or maybe unlicensed?
| Jan 4, 2013
You can already hear the rumbling in the distance -- a train of noisy liberal Democrats barreling straight for the White House. They should arrive just in time for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.
The president already has his hands...
| May 7, 2013
| 8:38 PM
"Hi guys, long time no see," Wendy Greuel said, strolling into Tolliver's barbershop as if she were a regular.
It was her third mayoral campaign visit to the South Los Angeles institution where the haircuts are cheap and the political banter is free....
| Apr 30, 2013
| 6:40 PM
I think it's fair to say that the men sitting across the table from me Monday afternoon were not terribly happy with my recent work.
Bob Schoonover, president of Service Employees International Union, Local 721, and Art Sweatman, a shop steward and tree...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 7:15 PM
I was prepared for the dog-and-pony show — the choreographed "reveal" of a school makeover that's been in the works for years.
I didn't expect much beyond a grown-up version of show-and-tell. But I came anyway because I have a soft spot for Jordan...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 4:56 PM
I couldn't have imagined saying this a few years ago, but I wish Antonio Villaraigosa could run again for mayor of Los Angeles.
You can look at broken promises and judge the mayor a flop: too many potholes, and not enough cops.
But I think his...
| Sep 30, 2012
Les Butts of Woodland Hills was walking his dog earlier this month, which can be a dangerous activity in a city with nearly 5,000 miles of ruptured sidewalk. Butts, a musical instrument salesman, hit a patch of uneven pavement and took a tumble, falling...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa may have taken his name out of the running for a post in the Obama administration, but on Wednesday, he promoted his cousin, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, for a federal appointment. During an online chat, the......
| Feb 7, 2013
| 1:32 PM
State Senate Democrats on Thursday finalized a package of 10 gun-control bills they will pursue this year, and received backing for the measures from the mayors of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Among the bills, Sen. Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) called......
| Mar 22, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Once a year, politicians, lobbyists and other City Hall power players get together for a fancy dinner at the Beverly Hilton to make fun of each other for a good cause. The honoree at this year's Los Angeles Political Roast,......
| Oct 18, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Former L.A. City Controller Laura Chick backed the mayoral campaign of City Controller Wendy Greuel, saying she will protect the taxpayers' "precious dollars" and help the city recover from a recession....