| 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 26, 2013
| 4:52 PM
The city of Los Angeles has spent $375,000 so far to fix up Getty House in the months leading up to Mayor Eric Garcetti's arrival, officials said Tuesday.
Garcetti spokeswoman Vicki Curry said the General Services Department, which handles upkeep of...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:05 AM
MEXICO CITY — No one ever said it was easy being a mayor in Mexico, where corruption is as common as cacti, politics is a Machiavellian game of three-dimensional chess and drug cartels are often more powerful than local governments.
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:52 AM
WASHINGTON -- California’s egg law has emerged as a contentious issue in congressional negotiations over a farm bill.
The Humane Society has funded a $100,000 ad campaign to defeat federal legislation that would prevent California from requiring...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:31 PM
SACRAMENTO — California authorities are investigating whether laws were broken when a government regulator went to work for healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente, a company she spent years investigating for the state.
Marcy Gallagher was a...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:07 PM
A new episode in Canada's political soap opera aired Monday when the Toronto City Council voted to strip Mayor Rob Ford of much of his budget and staff, an act of frustration by a governing body lacking the legal authority to remove the foul-mouthed,...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 10:23 PM
SAN DIEGO — After the headline-inducing sex scandal that led to the resignation of Mayor Bob Filner, the special election campaign to find a replacement has been mostly civil and frightfully earnest.
With some policy differences at the margins,...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:21 AM
You can't tell Toronto Mayor Rob Ford what to do.
Don't even bother trying. It will just blow up in your face.
Mark Cohon, the commissioner of the Canadian Football League, found out the hard way Sunday when Ford showed up at a playoff game between...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 11:58 AM
A new parody video replaces Jean-Claude Van Damme with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, doing the splits atop moving Volvo trucks.
The Volvo ad was the latest viral stunt video from Volvo Trucks. Van Damme is poised above the trucks, which are moving in reverse....
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:43 PM
West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran said Friday that he has filed paperwork to run for termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s seat and expects to make a formal announcement later this year.
“I am calling...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:19 PM
The fight between labor and Los Angeles County government intensified Friday, when a coalition of unions representing 90,000 workers banded together to fight county efforts to reduce retirement healthcare benefits for future employees.
Until now, the...