| May 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Employees at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, whose union is the single biggest contributor in the current mayoral race, earned average total pay of nearly $100,000 in 2011, according to a Times analysis of the most recent publicly available...
| 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....
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2013
Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles' incoming mayor, won the office with fewer votes than any newly elected mayor since the 1930s, when the city population was less than half its current size, according to a Times analysis of final results.
| Apr 26, 2013
Strict limits on campaign contributions imposed by voters nearly three decades ago are crumbling in the Los Angeles mayor's race, with big donors using loosely regulated "super PACs" to help candidates like never before in a citywide election, a Times...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 6:12 PM
He was headed downtown, traveling along the 110 when — just like in the cartoons — a light popped on over Pervaiz Lodhie's head.
If this city truly wants to improve the look of the busy industrial landscape, he decided, it should at least...
| 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...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti continued his shake-up of city government Thursday, replacing four of five members on the civilian board that oversees the Los Angeles Fire Department, an agency he has identified as needing significant reform.
One of the departing...
| 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...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Lillian Kawasaki, a veteran Los Angeles city administrator who spearheaded major initiatives to protect air and water quality as the first head of the Environmental Affairs Department, died of cancer Thursday at her home in Long Beach. She was 62.
| 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.