Julia Wick is a Metro reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she was the author of the Essential California newsletter. Before joining The Times in 2019, Wick was the editor in chief of LAist and a senior editor at Longreads. She is a native Angeleno.
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Mike Feuer’s departure from the L.A. mayor’s race three weeks before voting ends leaves Karen Bass, Rick Caruso and Kevin de León vying for a large bloc of undecided voters.
The move comes less than a week after fellow candidate Joe Buscaino dropped out and endorsed Rick Caruso in the Los Angeles mayor’s race.
A lawyer for Bass said the attack ad from the police officers’ union contains “false, misleading and defamatory” information about the candidate’s voting record.
For the first time, every L.A. voter will get a mayoral ballot in the mail. Election month begins now (ballots are on their way) and ends June 7.
Caruso on Tuesday pledged $1 million to support an abortion rights ballot measure in California. But Planned Parenthood slammed him for actions in the past.
Melina Abdullah, a Black Lives Matter-L.A. leader and tenured professor at Cal State L.A., was removed by police from Sunday’s campus mayoral debate.
In some ways, the evening was a retread of the last debate featuring the five candidates, with much of the criticism again trained on businessman Rick Caruso.
Black Lives Matter-L.A. leader Melina Abdullah, a professor at Cal State Los Angeles, was forcibly removed by police officers from the mayoral debate on the campus.