| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:57 PM
A New York state judge may have blocked one of Michael Bloomberg’s pet projects -- a ban on large sugary sodas in the Big Apple -- but the mayor says he’s confident that the decision will ultimately be reversed.
On Monday, New York Supreme...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 4:45 PM
In a far-reaching plan that would reshape the coastline of the nation's largest city, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg unveiled a $20-billion proposal Tuesday that he said will protect New Yorkers from disasters brought on by climate change.
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:23 PM
A day after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Health Department went to court to defend its proposed cap on the sale of super-sized sodas, a published study has offered evidence that Bloomberg's plan would reduce average calorie intake among those...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Polls indicate that 80% to 90% of Americans support expanded background checks for firearms sales, but on Wednesday such a plan could not get 60 votes in the United States Senate. In the White House Rose Garden, surrounded by families of children gunned...
| Feb 25, 2013
Hello. I’m Times Political Writer Seema Mehta and here’s your L.A. City Election update.
The nation’s eyes were fixed this weekend on the Oscar race unfolding in Hollywood. But with just days to go before the citywide March 5 election,...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 4:55 PM
If you're like me, your mailbox is getting stuffed with political mailers.
What to do?
The best course of action is to take a shovel and dig a hole in the backyard, toss the mailers in and set them ablaze.
At best, they're filled with useless...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 3:50 PM
The 67th annual Tony Awards ceremony will be broadcast Sunday at 8 p.m. on CBS. That's the same on both coasts, with the show airing live on the East Coast and three hours later on the West Coast.
This year's Broadway season featured big musical...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 8:22 PM
The Tonys live...
8:22 p.m.: "Kinky Boots" was named best new musical, bringing its awards haul to six, the most of any production at the 67th annual Tony Awards. The musical, based on the 2005 British movie about a drag queen who saves a shoe factory,...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:32 AM
Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York has created a financial news empire, sustained a successful political career and amassed a personal fortune in the billions. Will he add a Tony to his list of accomplishments?
Tony Award organizers haven't made any...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Here is a political object lesson from the seamier, steamier end of the entertainment business: The new law in Los Angeles County requiring actors in pornographic films to wear condoms seems merely to have pushed the smutty movie industry into the quiet...
| May 29, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Letters threatening New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg over gun control laws have tested positive for the poison ricin, police said Wednesday.
An unspecified number of New York Police Department personnel reported minor symptoms from the poison that...