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  • Venezuela's opposition calls for investigation of slaying and attack

    Venezuela's opposition calls for investigation of slaying and attack
    CARACAS, Venezuela — Opposition politicians called on President Nicolas Maduro's government to investigate the slaying of a Baralt City Council candidate and an attack on a former presidential candidate's caravan, events that have added to tension...
  • Firefighter awarded $1.1 million in racial bias suit

    Firefighter awarded $1.1 million in racial bias suit
    A civil court jury Monday returned a $1.1-million verdict against the city of Los Angeles, finding in favor of a black firefighter who said he had been discriminated against during a nearly three-decade career because of his race. The verdict comes...
  • Let the L.A. County child welfare commission do its work

    Let the L.A. County child welfare commission do its work
    A special commission to review Los Angeles County’s child protection system convened for the first time on Aug. 1 — and then promptly vanished from the headlines. Whatever happened to the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection? It’...
  • LAFD firefighter wins $1.1 million racial discrimination verdict

    LAFD firefighter wins $1.1 million racial discrimination verdict
    A civil court jury on Monday returned a $1.1 million verdict against the City of Los Angeles, finding in favor of a black firefighter who said he had been discriminated against during a nearly three-decade career because of his race. The verdict comes...
  • San Diego mayoral runoff to pit Kevin Faulconer against David Alvarez

    San Diego mayoral runoff to pit Kevin Faulconer against David Alvarez
    SAN DIEGO — Two members of the City Council will advance to a runoff early next year in the special election to find a mayoral replacement for the disgraced Bob Filner. After a polite campaign and turnout that was lower than predicted,...
  • Faulconer, Alvarez headed for runoff in San Diego mayor's race

    Faulconer, Alvarez headed for runoff in San Diego mayor's race
    Two San Diego City Council members are headed for a runoff mayoral election to replace the disgraced Bob Filner, unofficial ballot results showed Tuesday night. Kevin Faulconer, 46, a Republican, received 43.57% of the vote and David Alvarez, 33, a...
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford remains defiant despite gutted authority

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford remains defiant despite gutted authority
    A new episode in Canada's political soap opera aired Monday when the Toronto City Council voted to strip Mayor Rob Ford of much of his budget and staff, an act of frustration by a governing body lacking the legal authority to remove the foul-mouthed,...
  • Lack of drama in San Diego mayor's race is welcome

    Lack of drama in San Diego mayor's race is welcome
    SAN DIEGO — After the headline-inducing sex scandal that led to the resignation of Mayor Bob Filner, the special election campaign to find a replacement has been mostly civil and frightfully earnest. With some policy differences at the margins,...
  • City should sponsor state quake ballot measure, L.A. officials say

    City should sponsor state quake ballot measure, L.A. officials say
    Two L.A. City Council members are calling for their colleagues to back a statewide ballot measure that provides funding to cities for "earthquake safety improvements," including helping property owners strengthen potentially dangerous buildings that could...
  • Toronto City Council votes to strip Mayor Rob Ford of key powers

    Toronto City Council votes to strip Mayor Rob Ford of key powers
    Toronto City Council members voted overwhelmingly Friday to strip Mayor Rob Ford of his powers of appointment and emergency rule, an act of damage control as the leader of Canada's biggest city continues to provoke scandal and revulsion. The City...
  • Calls mount for Ron Calderon's resignation

    Calls mount for Ron Calderon's resignation
    Elected leaders from across southeast Los Angeles County called Wednesday for state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) to step down amid a federal corruption investigation, saying that it is hurting their efforts to regain voters' trust after a series...