| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will meet one-on-one with constituents Friday at the opening of his latest "mayor's help desk."
Garcetti is also slated to speak at the grand opening of the so-called help desk, or field office, at the Mark Ridley-...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:10 AM
Politics addicts across the nation will engage today in the post-election tradition of gleaning great, defining truths from smallish, specific races. Much of the time, singular election results are just that, a reminder that all politics is local. But a...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Months after much of organized labor fought hard to block his election as mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti tried to mend fences Wednesday with a call for solidarity with unions in their struggle for more jobs that pay middle-class wages.
| Sep 25, 2013
Steve Soboroff has rounded the bases in L.A. government, from the Harbor Commission to rec and parks, even a run for mayor. He's "Uncle Steve," the booster who practically drove the Endeavour space shuttle to its new home, a businessman who drove the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:55 PM
On Wednesday evening I took part in a panel discussion at Walt Disney Concert Hall with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Eli Broad, Frank Gehry and Los Angeles Philharmonic President Deborah Borda.
We were guests in a live on-stage version of the KCRW radio program...
| Oct 3, 2013
Under the Los Angeles city charter, the mayor has no formal power over the Los Angeles Unified School District. But this has not stopped mayors — including Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraigosa — from using the bully pulpit and the power of...
| Sep 24, 2013
With summer officially over, the Los Angeles officials who were elected in May lose their newbie status; their remaining organizational work should be attended to without further delay. In the case of Mayor Eric Garcetti, that includes the appointment...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday named five people to the Board of Library Commissioners, all of them supporters of his bid for citywide office earlier this year.
The volunteer panel, which oversees dozens of regional and branch libraries, will...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday named former rival Kevin James, who placed third in the March 5 primary election, to serve on the powerful Board of Public Works.
James, a Republican radio host who campaigned aggressively for Garcetti in the...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Beginning tomorrow, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will require employees who are out sick for three days or more to provide a doctor's note.
The change comes less than a week after The Times reported that a 32-year old policy has allowed...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:14 PM
In the first six months of this year, Department of Water & Power employees earned $77.3 million in extra pay for such things as overtime, laying cement or working in bad weather, according to an analysis released Thursday by Los Angeles City Controller...