| Apr 15, 2013
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa delivered his final State of the City address last week, and as these speeches go, it was fairly typical. He boasted of progress in environmental protection and public safety, both genuine hallmarks of his work and legitimate...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:25 PM
On May 22, a diligent public servant at Los Angeles City Hall wrote a letter to a Venice homeowner about the treehouse that's been in her yard for 10 years. And you just know, don't you, that a story with this beginning will not have a happy ending?...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 5:24 PM
A co-chairman of Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel’s mayoral campaign told business leaders Wednesday that his candidate will explore an increase in the retirement age for current city workers. A day before she is set to meet with the......
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called on Anschutz Entertainment Group Thursday to "live up to its commmitment" to bring an NFL team to Los Angeles through a downtown football stadium deal that would also expand the convention center....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:54 AM
For eight years I have photographed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, from his days on the campaign trail in 2005 at a Little League game in Sylmar to this week, his last as chief executive of the City of the Angels. We developed a sense of trust — key...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday overhauled the city's Airport Commission, replacing every member except Valeria Velasco, an attorney from Playa del Rey and former community activist.
Appointed to the seven-member panel were Jackie Goldberg, a...
| Apr 29, 2013
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...
| Apr 8, 2013
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...
| Apr 22, 2013
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...
| May 6, 2013
This has been a complicated season for organized labor in Los Angeles.
On the one hand, labor got the mayor's race it wanted: Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti both have a long history of supporting, and being supported by, unions....
| May 20, 2013
As the campaign for mayor of Los Angeles has played out over the last two years, the complaints I've heard most often are that none of the candidates has reached for big ideas, that the field has lacked big personalities and that the two finalists are...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti, who was sworn in Sunday, has made it clear that no department head from the Antonio Villaraigosa years is safe (except for Police Chief Charlie Beck, who has a term of office that only the Police Commission can cut short). And...