| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Ignoring pressure from organized labor, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has decided to retain a top budget official who recommended layoffs and cuts in pension benefits for new hires during the city's fiscal crisis.
Miguel Santana, who reports to both...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:25 PM
The leader of the Department of Water and Power's largest union slammed Mayor Eric Garcetti and the utility's brass Friday for going live with a new billing system before it was ready.
Brian D'Arcy, the head of International Brotherhood of Electrical...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:07 AM
He’s the Democratic governor of a liberal, trend-setting West Coast state. He had an earlier tour in the same office, serving two terms in previous decades before leaving to pursue other endeavors. He came back to be re-elected in 2010 and is now...
| Nov 28, 2013
One hundred and fifty years ago, with the country still torn by civil war, President Lincoln issued a proclamation calling for all Americans to observe a common day "of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens." That'...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's search for a new fire chief has been framed largely by well-publicized problems with the agency's 911 dispatch system and reports of delayed responses to life-and-death emergencies.
But another deep-rooted, if less...
| 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 18, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Even before he took office, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti vowed to name a film czar to serve as an industry advocate in City Hall and to help stop runaway production.
But nearly three months later, Garcetti is still searching for someone to fill the...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:15 PM
WASHINGTON — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, on his first trip to the nation’s capital as the city’s chief executive, isn’t letting Washington’s preoccupation with budget deficits get in the way of his push for federal...