| May 21, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Encino residents Ian and Susan Buda said they voted for Eric Garcetti in L.A.'s mayoral race Tuesday. The reason?
"The DWP," Susan Buda said, pointing to a nearby white Department of Water and Power truck.
"The two of them haven't got much to say in...
| May 21, 2013
| 9:20 PM
In the first ballots counted in the race for the next mayor of Los Angeles, City Controller Wendy Greuel held a slight lead over City Councilman Eric Garcetti. With 7.5% reporting, Greuel led Garcetti 51% to 49%.
But with the vast majority of the...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:11 AM
Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel sought the endorsement of Republican Kevin James after he was eliminated from the race in the March primary. Now she's out with an attack mailer blasting James’ backing of Eric Garcetti, her rival in the...
| May 1, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Mayoral rivals Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti clashed over outside spending in the race in a debate Monday. Garcetti attacked Greuel for not agreeing to sign a pledge that would have required the candidates to give charities the equivalent of half the...
| May 4, 2013
Six men and two women sit down to a simple dinner around a rectangular table in a glassed-in upstairs room at Osteria la Buca. It's 7:30 on a Tuesday night in spring, and the sun is just barely sinking into the city haze, leaving Melrose Avenue awash in...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:23 PM
The long-running love-in between Wendy Greuel and public employee unions continued Tuesday, with the mayoral candidate from the San Fernando Valley bagging an endorsement from the powerful Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.
Which raises a question:...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 5:10 PM
You're six months behind on the mortgage. Your credit cards are maxed out. Your small business is treading water.
Meanwhile, a tree has fallen on the roof of the office, the parking lot is full of potholes, and you've promised raises to employees, along...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Since my knee replacement surgery less than two weeks ago, I've been popping narcotic painkillers that come with long lists of potential side effects.
Among them are vomiting, hallucinating and impaired thinking.
It is perhaps that third one that made...
| Jan 31, 2013
Money is a measure of political viability. Those candidates seen as having potential attract it; those seen as long shots struggle to fill their campaign coffers. And with money, once you've raised some, it's a lot easier to raise more. In the money...
| Mar 4, 2013
The candidates for mayor of Los Angeles have been at it for more than a year, some much longer than that. Together, they have spent nearly $15 million. They've participated in so many debates that they can now address just about any topic — from...
| Feb 1, 2013
Governing requires vision, competence and administrative know-how. But none of that matters if a candidate never gets the chance to govern. Do the four leading contenders in the race for Los Angeles mayor have plausible strategies for getting themselves...