| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:51 PM
As her fans wait for Hillary Clinton to decide whether she will run for president in 2016, the organization known as Ready for Hillary is expanding its team — adding two members from Southern California to help build a network of supporters that...
| 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.
| Aug 17, 2013
| 6:09 PM
Roger Kozberg, an insurance executive who helped guide the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum through a $93-million renovation and became a top proponent for the facility's use as an NFL stadium, has died. He was 77.
Kozberg had neuroendocrine carcinoma,...
| 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...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:58 PM
New Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti started down the list of department heads reapplying for their jobs Tuesday. The first interview: Fire Chief Brian Cummings.
After taking office earlier this month, Garcetti asked the top manager from each of the...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday appointed three Los Angeles representatives to the board of the county’s transportation agency, one of the biggest decisions the new mayor has made so far that will influence his administration’s...
| 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.
| 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 2, 2013
| 4:42 PM
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday ushered in newly elected Monica Ratliff, who immediately played a key role. She was the swing vote to elect Richard Vladovic as president of the seven-member body.
The annual meeting to select a president...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced that former City Councilwoman Jan Perry will temporarily oversee the agency being created to spur business activity, one of three high-level appointments rolled out by his administration.
| Jul 6, 2013
When Antonio Villaraigosa took over as mayor of Los Angeles in 2005, The Times published at least five letters to the editor — and received many more submissions than that — on the historic moment. L.A. had elected its second Latino mayor...