| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Two opposing forces squared off last week in the latest round of a long-running battle over a $40-million mystery.
In one corner was one of the most powerful heavyweights in the history of local politics: Brian D'Arcy of the International Brotherhood of...
| Feb 4, 2014
New York and Los Angeles have a lot in common. Each city suffers from income polarization, a shrinking middle class and a vast low-wage service sector. Each is heavily Democratic and is home to an effective labor-liberal political alliance. Each elected a...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:10 PM
The push to bring a major music festival to downtown Los Angeles — one with rapper Jay Z expected to play a creative role — has set off a tussle between two L.A. politicians.
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar contends he was left out...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:51 AM
The controversy over a stalled effort to overturn a state ban on affirmative action spilled into a hot race for Congress this week when six Democratic state legislators rescinded their endorsements of state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance).
In a March 25...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 10:19 AM
From the beginning, the five-month standoff between city officials and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s largest public employees union has been all about politics.
And the op-ed in today’s Times, by IBEW Local 18 boss Brian D&...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Kim Gutierrez needs help keeping a growing population of homeless men from chasing down customers at her Studio City doughnut shop.
A few miles north, Alma Dellafuente is frustrated having to wait weeks — sometimes months — for specialized...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Los Angeles supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver has rejected voluntary campaign spending limits and said he will at least partially self-fund his campaign to replace retiring Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky in the June 3 primary.
In a declaration filed...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:13 PM
Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver has rejected voluntary campaign spending limits and indicated he'll use at least $300,000 of his own money to seek the seat being vacated by board member Zev Yaroslavsky.
Shriver, a businessman...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:25 PM
As political frays go, the race to succeed longtime Rep. Henry Waxman is going to be a crowded, eclectic doozy.
No fewer than 21 people — most of them lacking any public profile — have applied to appear on the June 3 primary ballot in that...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, a Republican, has thrown his support behind state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) in the crowded race to succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills).
Riordan, a moderate and pragmatist who has sometimes...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Los Angeles could soon take the national lead in dramatically raising the minimum wage — with members of the City Council expected to propose that large hotels be required to pay roughly $15 an hour to their workers.
That rate would more than...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:34 PM
Former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver is officially running for Los Angeles County supervisor, emailing supporters Monday that he plans to announce his bid imminently.
“In a few days, I will formally announce that I am running for Los Angeles...