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  • Twitter fight: Al Roker, weatherman, takes on New York Mayor De Blasio

    Twitter fight: Al Roker, weatherman, takes on New York Mayor De Blasio
    NEW YORK -- He’s been in charge for only about a month, but New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio has already angered one famous city resident: Al Roker, weatherman of NBC and Weather Channel fame, who took off on the mayor on Twitter.  Despite...
  • In Columbus, N.M., small-town politics are magnified by gun scandal

    In Columbus, N.M., small-town politics are magnified by gun scandal
    COLUMBUS, N.M. — Each morning, embattled Mayor Nicole Lawson performs a private ritual in this tiny U.S.-Mexico border village of 1,600 isolated souls, a forgotten place with mostly unpaved roads and not a single stoplight. After brushing her...
  • San Diego mayoral victory puts Faulconer high on state GOP ladder

    San Diego mayoral victory puts Faulconer high on state GOP ladder
    SAN DIEGO — As Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer prepares to take power at City Hall, voters here are well aware what the game plan of a Republican mayor looks like. It's the strategy used by former Mayor Jerry Sanders, a Faulconer supporter, as he...
  • Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh steps on some toes as he remakes downtown Vegas

    Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh steps on some toes as he remakes downtown Vegas
    LAS VEGAS — He's a painfully private entrepreneur with very public dreams for this city's decaying downtown core. Around Sin City, giddy officials are heralding online shoe retailer Tony Hsieh as a visionary, the latest in a line of moneyed Las...
  • San Diego mayor-elect's win a boost to state GOP, experts say

    San Diego mayor-elect's win a boost to state GOP, experts say
    SAN DIEGO — As Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer prepares to take power at City Hall, some are wondering what his easy victory over Democratic Councilman David Alvarez means for the statewide GOP. Faulconer beat Alvarez 55% to 45%. “Faulconer...
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford gets roasted on Jimmy Kimmel's show

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford gets roasted on Jimmy Kimmel's show
    Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford made the trek south of the border to appear on Jimmy Kimmel's show on Monday night, but he may have been reconsidering his decision after the ABC late-night host openly mocked Ford for most of his time in the guest chair....
  • Sexual harassment suit against ex-Mayor Filner settled out of court

    Sexual harassment suit against ex-Mayor Filner settled out of court
    SAN DIEGO — The sexual harassment lawsuit that was at the center of the scandal that drove ex-Mayor Bob Filner from office has been settled out of court for $250,000, city officials announced Monday. The deal settles all claims, including for...
  • What Bill Maher got wrong about spending on young vs old: Everything.

    What Bill Maher got wrong about spending on young vs old: Everything.
    Funny guy, Bill Maher. And he got lots of yuks on his HBO show Friday with a riff on government spending on our seniors vs. our children.   "In the battle for government giveaways," he said, "we have to stop thinking in terms of rich versus poor, or...
  • Obama-appointed climate change task force meets in Los Angeles

    Obama-appointed climate change task force meets in Los Angeles
    Obama administration officials met with a nationwide task force of state and local leaders in Los Angeles Thursday to hear what the federal government can do to help communities confront climate change. Gov. Jerry Brown and Los Angeles Mayor Eric...
  • State justices signal support for naming officers in shootings

    State justices signal support for naming officers in shootings
    SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court appeared to be headed toward a ruling Tuesday in favor of requiring police agencies to make public the names of officers involved in shootings. During a hearing, members of the state high court...
  • It's duck-and-cover day at City Hall as Toronto Mayor Rob Ford visits

    It's duck-and-cover day at City Hall as Toronto Mayor Rob Ford visits
    It was the day after the Oscars, but the happiest, most relieved Angeleno on Monday was probably Mayor Eric Garcetti. Why? Because he just happened to be on a trade mission to Mexico on the day Toronto Mayor Rob Ford came to Los Angeles. Ford —...