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  • The Only Scheduled 2014 California Gubernatorial Debate Announced for Thursday, September 4, at 7pm

      KQED, Los Angeles Times, Telemundo52 and The California Channel will organize and broadcast the debate between Democrat Governor Jerry Brown and Republican challenger Neel Kashkari KQED, the Los Angeles Times, Telemundo52 and The California...
  • Jim Newton - Editor at Large

    Jim Newton - Editor at Large
    Jim Newton is editor at large of the Los Angeles Times. He serves as a member of The Times' editorial board, advises on editorial matters and writes and edits for the editorial page and Op-Ed, including a weekly column examining the policy and politics of...
  • Newton: Porn, safe sex and Measure B

    Newton: Porn, safe sex and Measure B
    At first glance, the county's Measure B, which would require the use of condoms in adult films shot in Los Angeles, seems fairly hard to rebut: Other than a few self-interested pornographers, who could be against mandating safe-sex practices? And yet,...
  • What were they thinking? America's enduring culture of argument

    What were they thinking? America's enduring culture of argument
    We have, when you think about it, always been an argumentative culture and society, even before we became a country. And we’ve been arguing ever since, for better or worse, and with varying degrees of skill. The nature of argument was part of the...
  • Mayoral race 2013: Video interviews with Garcetti and Greuel

    Mayoral race 2013: Video interviews with Garcetti and Greuel
    WATCH: Garcetti video interview | Greuel video interview In advance of the May 21 runoff election, we collected questions from voters for the mayoral candidates to answer. The questions covered a range of topics: neighborhood revitalization, small...
  • Newton: Failing our children, in and out of court

    Newton: Failing our children, in and out of court
    Over the years, Judge Michael Nash, who supervises the Los Angeles Juvenile Court, has been tough and persistent. Bucking a long-standing tradition of secrecy, he opened courtrooms in Dependency Court, where the futures of young people in foster care...
  • Newton: An all-male City Council?

    Newton: An all-male City Council?
    Imagine if Los Angeles, with a population that is roughly half Latino, had just one or even no Latinos in elected office. There would be protests and political recriminations in every election cycle. There would be lawsuits and threats of lawsuits. The...
  • Newton: What about the Port of Los Angeles?

    Newton: What about the Port of Los Angeles?
    It's fun for mayoral candidates to imagine eliminating potholes or building new trains to link the Valley to the Westside. It's not hard to support a spiffed-up LAX (really, what's hard to believe is that it's taken this long) or legions of new police...
  • Newton: Endorsement games

    Newton: Endorsement games
    Over the past few weeks, the race for mayor of Los Angeles has been less a contest of ideas and leadership than it's been an endorsement roulette, with Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti trotting out their latest pledges of support as...
  • Newton: Mayoral candidates, show us the money

    Newton: Mayoral candidates, show us the money
    The complaint I hear most often about this race for mayor of Los Angeles is that the candidates, Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti, spend too much time talking in generalities without providing details about what they'd do. But when...
  • 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,...
  • Newton: Dennis Zine and the race for city controller

    Newton: Dennis Zine and the race for city controller
    City Councilman Dennis Zine has never struck me as a controller type. He's garrulous, outgoing, street-smart — the remnants of his first career as a Los Angeles police officer and union representative. He was a forceful personality at the Police...