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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Mayor Garcetti to convention: 'California Democrats get things done'

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti opened the state’s Democratic convention on Saturday with a tribute to the party’s dominance in California, saying it has ensured progress on climate change, immigration, public transit and civil rights....
  • State Democrats to descend on L.A. for annual party convention

    State Democrats to descend on L.A. for annual party convention
    Thousands of California Democrats will descend on downtown Los Angeles on Friday to kick off their annual convention, largely a celebration of the party’s dominance in state politics, but also a showcase of some internal spats that leaders tried...
  • 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 lawmaker sues California health exchange over cancellations

    State lawmaker sues California health exchange over cancellations
    A Republican state lawmaker sued California’s health insurance exchange, saying it overstepped its authority by refusing to allow more than 900,000 people to keep their existing health policies. In his suit, state Sen. Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin)...