| May 21, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Though turnout numbers were not yet available from election officials Tuesday afternoon, voters were few and far between at many polling places across the city.
Tuesday's contest -- where L.A. will determine its next mayor, city controller and city...
| May 13, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Former lawmaker Mike Feuer and City Councilman Dennis Zine continue to hold leads in their races for citywide Los Angeles offices, new polling showed Monday.
In polling conducted April 29 through May 7 by the Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute of Public...
| May 8, 2013
| 1:08 PM
An unidentified individual or organization that has not registered with the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission appears to be conducting a negative “push” poll to try to turn voters against mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel, according to two...
| May 10, 2013
| 7:27 AM
Wendy Greuel had roughly one-tenth of the cash on hand of her rival Eric Garcetti as she headed into the final two weeks of the mayoral election, according to new campaign finance reports.
Greuel, the city’s controller, reported raising nearly...
| May 10, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Los Angeles mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti said Friday that Wendy Greuel’s dwindling campaign treasury would only bolster his argument that her campaign is being sustained by the independent spending on her behalf.
With 11 days left before the...
| Sep 17, 2012
Facing severe criticism of his leadership, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca finds himself confronting his toughest political test since he took the helm of the nation's largest sheriff's department nearly 14 years ago.
A damning presentation by...
| May 10, 2012
President Obama's announcement Wednesday that he was done "evolving" and now supports same-sex marriage was, in retrospect, inevitable. Vice President Joe Biden made it so Sunday, when he remarked almost casually that he had grown "comfortable" with gay...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:04 PM
It turns out this presidential election wasn't so much about race after all, but about something bigger, more fundamental and harder to ignore. And there's a lesson here for shellshocked Republicans, still wondering how things went so wrong:
It's time to...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Since it became clear that Mitt Romney would win the GOP nomination, the Obama campaign has been eager to portray the former Massachusetts governor as the committed conservative he presented himself as in the primaries. But Thursday, Vice President Joe...
| 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...
| Nov 3, 2012
She seemed embarrassed to tell me that she's voting for Mitt Romney, as if the admission might suggest that she'd been hiding racist leanings during our long friendship.
Four years ago, she voted for Barack Obama and made sure then that I knew it. She...