| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:47 PM
The L.A. Unified school board is different only by one member now than it was a few months ago, but oh, what a difference a switch from Nury Martinez to Monica Ratliff makes. It’s not that Ratliff, who so far appears to be the same independent...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Los Angeles police searched Friday for a shooting suspect who injured three people during at a South Los Angeles park.
Shots were fired around 7 p.m. Thursday near 51st and San Pedro streets at South Park.
A 12-year-old boy was struck in the hip by...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:02 PM
The Los Angeles City Council on Friday signed off on Mayor Eric Garcetti's nominees to the Board of Police Commissioners, including one who questioned the fairness of a gang injunction proposed for neighborhoods northwest of downtown.
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:17 PM
Two longtime political aides took the first step Tuesday toward running in the March 2015 election for the seat being vacated by Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge.
Teddy Davis, who spent more than a year as a spokesman for former Mayor Antonio...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:17 AM
The top aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz said Wednesday that she would run for the Silver Lake-to-Sherman Oaks seat being vacated by Councilman Tom LaBonge, bringing the total number of contenders to four.
Joan Pelico, Koretz's chief of...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Lose cred now. Ask him how.
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is going to work for Herbalife, the much-maligned company that pitches dietary supplements to people eager to be as trim as, well, the former mayor. It also happens to be fighting...
| Sep 10, 2013
Re "Villaraigosa takes job with controversial Herbalife firm," Sept. 6
I worked phone banks for Antonio Villaraigosa. I walked precincts for him to be elected mayor of Los Angeles. I voted for Villaraigosa.
Villaraigosa is now working for Herbalife. I...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:54 AM
For eight years I have photographed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, from his days on the campaign trail in 2005 at a Little League game in Sylmar to this week, his last as chief executive of the City of the Angels. We developed a sense of trust — key...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 10:48 PM
Moving quickly to assemble his own team, Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday asked the top managers of 35 city agencies and departments to reapply for their jobs.
Executives overseeing parks, libraries, airports and a host of other city-run services are being...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday named former rival Kevin James, who placed third in the March 5 primary election, to serve on the powerful Board of Public Works.
James, a Republican radio host who campaigned aggressively for Garcetti in the...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Just before leaving City Hall after serving the maximum eight years in office, then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at length with Los Angeles Times political reporters Maeve Reston and Michael Finnegan about his legacy and political future.