| Mar 5, 2013
| 8:12 PM
The city of L.A. may be in the grips of its most serious and prolonged financial crisis in memory, but voters didn't clamor to the polls Tuesday to decide who should fix the mess....
| Mar 8, 2013
| 7:05 PM
Nearly every week, 70-year-old Barb Johnson hears word of a nearby robbery or car break-in in Vermont Knolls, her neighborhood of modest bungalows just west of the Harbor Freeway in South Los Angeles.
So it was alarming, she says, to learn this week...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A glimpse of political oblivion has suddenly inspired at least some Republicans to push for comprehensive immigration reform. But this does not guarantee that, six months from now, an immigration bill will be sent to the president or that, even if it is,...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 2:00 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Californians are about evenly divided on a proposal that would require schools to allow transgender students to participate in sports and use bathrooms based on their gender identity and not their sex, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:00 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Californians’ views on the economy continue to improve despite persistent misgivings about the state’s overall direction, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.
Forty-nine percent of registered voters said...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 5:30 AM
SACRAMENTO — Most California voters are willing to take more drastic steps than Gov. Jerry Brown favors to reduce prison crowding, including the early release of nonviolent offenders, but they don't want to sacrifice public safety to reduce the...
| May 29, 2013
| 9:00 PM
SACRAMENTO — As Gov. Jerry Brown enters spending negotiations with lawmakers, new polls say he enjoys steady support from Californians on his handling of the state budget.
A poll released Wednesday evening by the Public Policy Institute of...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Judging by a new statewide poll, California lawmakers were smart to pull an $11.1-billion water bond off last fall’s ballot.
The Legislature has twice postponed the bond measure’s day at the polls, worried that it would go down to defeat...
| May 31, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Among several persistently wrongheaded beliefs about the 2012 election, none beats the claim, heard even in the campaign's closing weeks, that President Obama faced a desperately bad situation and had a high probability of losing.
That zombie idea...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:44 AM
Mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel are hitting the campaign trail hard as the mayoral race winds down in what has been a long and expensive fight to become the next leader of Los Angeles.
Times political reporter Michael Finnegan will...
| May 21, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Los Angeles voters head to the polls today after record-breaking spending on a crush of campaign advertisements and mailers, as well as a torrent of appeals and attacks.
Despite the tens of millions of dollars spent on the mayor’s race, pundits...