| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, in a political pinch back home after admitting to crack cocaine use, paid an unexpected visit to Los Angeles City Hall on Monday, wandering the marble hallways in search of Mayor Eric Garcetti or anyone willing to sit down with ...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:13 PM
For thousands of people seeking coveted spots at the Los Angeles Fire Department last year, it all came down to April 22.
They had passed a written exam and a grueling physical agility test and now had to turn in their paperwork, which officials would...
| Feb 21, 2014
The Los Angeles City Council is expected to confirm Marcie Edwards, Mayor Eric Garcetti's pick to head the Department of Water and Power, on Friday. In many ways, Edwards seems to be the ideal candidate for the general manager's job. She's both an insider...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti is planning to travel next month to Mexico City on the first of what he says will be many international trade missions to promote Los Angeles.
Garcetti met Tuesday in his City Hall office with a delegation of Mexico City officials...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 6:25 PM
More than a week after Rep. Henry A. Waxman touched off a political earthquake with his retirement announcement, aftershocks are rippling across his Westside-South Bay district.
State Sen. Ted Lieu of Torrance and former L.A. Controller Wendy Greuel,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Emily's List, a nationwide network of female candidate supporters, on Friday threw its support behind former Los Angeles Controller Wendy Greuel, who is running for an open congressional seat this year.
Greuel "has demonstrated outstanding leadership...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power union leader Brian D'Arcy's effort to "clear the air" and explain what happened to more than $40 million in ratepayer money paid to two nonprofits has failed to convince city leaders calling for full accounting of...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:22 PM
As the elected business manager of IBEW Local 18, a job I've held for more than 20 years, I represent more than 8,500 women and men who work at the Department of Water and Power. I am proud of the many things we have accomplished, including fair wages,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:25 PM
It’s a side of Mayor Eric Garcetti that few in Los Angeles have seen before.
He likes to play the country tune “God Bless the U.S.A.” in his office. He wants to take his wife to a honky tonk saloon in Chatsworth for Valentine’s...
| Feb 4, 2014
New York and Los Angeles have a lot in common. Each city suffers from income polarization, a shrinking middle class and a vast low-wage service sector. Each is heavily Democratic and is home to an effective labor-liberal political alliance. Each elected a...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The rush of interest by local politicos and would be politicos to succeed veteran Congressman Henry Waxman underscored an odd truth about California politics: in a state that prides itself on chasing the next snazzy new thing, most of its high-ranking...