| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:21 AM
The expensive and hard-fought race for Los Angeles mayor left former candidate Wendy Greuel with more than $518,000 in outstanding campaign debts, according to fundraising numbers turned in this week.
The report, which covers the fundraising period that...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The outstanding campaign debt racked up by former Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel has climbed past $680,000, according to new reports submitted to the city Ethics Commission.
Greuel, who lost to Eric Garcetti in the May 21 mayoral runoff, had...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 9:46 PM
Los Angeles officials have asked the developer of a controversial Hollywood skyscraper project to conduct a new round of seismic tests to determine whether the project's towers could be at risk in an earthquake. At the same time, state officials are...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
In a rare but perhaps fleeting triumph of clear-headed thinking at Los Angeles City Hall, high-level officials have rescinded a citation issued to a South L.A. family for the crime of planting squash in their frontyard.
On the evening of my Wednesday...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Eggplant gardens, at least for now, are officially protected in Los Angeles.
Mayor Eric Garcetti told me Tuesday that he has instructed city staff to "cool their jets" after learning from this column about two citizens who'd been ordered to remove...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:26 PM
In his annual speech to administrators, Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy exhorted principals to be brave, take chances and not be afraid to make mistakes during a time of rapid change in the nation's second-largest school system.
“We will do...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson called Thursday for public hearings on the proposed contract with Department of Water and Power employees, saying he wants a deal on the contract by Sept. 1.
Wesson said Mayor Eric Garcetti has...
| Apr 29, 2013
It's fun for mayoral candidates to imagine eliminating potholes or building new trains to link the Valley to the Westside. It's not hard to support a spiffed-up LAX (really, what's hard to believe is that it's taken this long) or legions of new police...
| Mar 11, 2013
There was plenty to grouse about in the first round of the Los Angeles mayor's race. Instead of real discussion of the city's issues, the candidates offered evasive cliches. A deluge of debates reduced almost every serious policy position to a sound bite....
| Apr 8, 2013
Over the past few weeks, the race for mayor of Los Angeles has been less a contest of ideas and leadership than it's been an endorsement roulette, with Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti trotting out their latest pledges of support as...
| Apr 22, 2013
The complaint I hear most often about this race for mayor of Los Angeles is that the candidates, Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti, spend too much time talking in generalities without providing details about what they'd do. But when...