| Mar 7, 2013
The first round of the mayoral election ended Tuesday much the way it began, with Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti fighting for the lead while facing the complicated task of defining themselves to voters and assembling a majority in an...
| Feb 25, 2013
To the cynically tuned ear, two remarks by Los Angeles Councilman Eric Garcetti in recent days seem to suggest the perils of a mayoral candidacy dependent, at least in some measure, on support from United Teachers Los Angeles, the union that represents...
| Feb 4, 2013
It was just over a decade ago that the San Fernando Valley tried to break away from Los Angeles and become its own city, one roughly the size of Philadelphia. The effort was a fairly resounding flop. The city as a whole rejected secession by a two-...
| 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...
| Mar 25, 2013
Controller Wendy Greuel pulled off a surprising coup last week when she secured the endorsement of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor despite an acknowledgment by many labor leaders that they feel closer philosophically to her opponent, Councilman...
| Jan 29, 2013
The job of mayor requires a governing philosophy in order to guide the city and its policies. But it also requires administrative competence, the ability to manage effectively. It is the mayor's job to smartly choose the managers and commissioners who run...
| Jan 28, 2013
Over the last couple of weeks, I've spent considerable time with the leading candidates for mayor, asking them about their approach to governance, watching them campaign and trying to get a feel for what distinguishes each from the others.
| Mar 8, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Let the courtship begin. Kevin James, the Republican candidate who came in third place in Los Angeles’ mayoral race, will be meeting with the candidates who made the runoff election. James is sitting down with Wendy Greuel today, and with Eric...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 6:43 PM
The teachers union for the Los Angeles Unified School District has weighed in on all but one of the City Hall races on the March 5 ballot. City Councilman Eric Garcetti got United Teachers Los Angeles' endorsement for mayor. And......
| Mar 11, 2013
| 9:14 AM
After winning spots in the May 21 mayoral runoff, Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti are back on the campaign trail and heavily courting two distinct constituencies -- black Democrats in South Los Angeles and white Republicans in the San Fernando......
| Mar 20, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan on Wednesday endorsed Wendy Greuel and joined her mayoral campaign as a senior advisor on economic issues. Riordan, a Republican who has called for a major overhaul of the city’s pension system and who......