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  • Newton: Jan Perry's path to power

    Newton: Jan Perry's path to power
    An essential element of a successful political campaign, whether for U.S. president or mayor of Los Angeles, is that it identifies a path to victory. Candidates have to differentiate themselves from competitors and appeal to constituencies sympathetic...
  • Newton: Which mayoral team will it be?

    Newton: Which mayoral team will it be?
    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...
  • Newton: The city that could be

    Newton: The city that could be
    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. Specifically,...
  • L.A.'s mayoral race just got more complicated

    L.A.'s mayoral race just got more complicated
    With the first round of the Los Angeles mayoral election still more than four months away, the race has taken shape in recent weeks, largely because of two developments that have scrambled the handicapping of the contest. First, it became clear that...
  • Newton: Getting L.A. growing again

    Newton: Getting L.A. growing again
    There is no more consistent refrain among elected officials and candidates these days than that they will do everything they can to create jobs. It's a worthy goal given the sluggish state of the economy, and it's particularly crucial in California, which...
  • Newton: The LAPD's overtime issue

    Newton: The LAPD's overtime issue
    The struggle to expand the Los Angeles Police Department to 10,000 officers has occupied three mayors over two decades. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has brought the department right to the verge of that benchmark — the force today numbers 9,824...
  • Former Mayor Riordan OK after brief hospital stay for chest pain

     
    Former Mayor Richard Riordan was hospitalized overnight earlier this week, the LA Weekly reported Saturday. Riordan told the news organization he had suffered chest pains but checked out "perfectly" during a brief hospital stay for testing....
  • L.A. council votes to place half-cent sales tax hike on March ballot

     
    Over the protests of former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan and leaders of a labor union, the City Council Tuesday placed a half-cent sales tax hike on the ballot to avert what it said would be significant cuts in services for residents....
  • Unions hail demise of Riordan pension-reform ballot measure effort

     
    Representatives of Los Angeles city labor unions on Monday hailed the announcement that former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan had pulled the plug on his ballot measure to roll back pension benefits for city employees, calling it an expensive and poorly...
  • L.A. union worker told members to put fake names on voter petition

     
    One of L.A.'s largest public employee unions admitted that a staffer sent an email to members asking that they sign "fake names/addresses" on a petition being circulated by former Mayor Richard Riordan to place a pension initiative on the ballot....
  • L.A. Now Live: Riordan drops pension reform plan amid union fight

     
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan abandoned his campaign to take a pension overhaul plan to voters next year as City Hall unions fought back, making it difficult to gather the required signatures the measure on the ballot. Times City Hall...