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  • Newton: What now in the mayor's race?

     Newton: What now in the mayor's race?
    The first round of the mayoral election ended Tuesday much the way it began, with Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti fighting for the lead while facing the complicated task of defining themselves to voters and assembling a majority in an...
  • Newton: Courting the Valley

    Newton: Courting the Valley
    It was just over a decade ago that the San Fernando Valley tried to break away from Los Angeles and become its own city, one roughly the size of Philadelphia. The effort was a fairly resounding flop. The city as a whole rejected secession by a two-...
  • 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: Harmony at City Hall

    Newton: Harmony at City Hall
    Over the last 20 years, there has been a lot of change in the top two offices of Los Angeles government. Mayors and city attorneys have been Republicans and Democrats. They've been political insiders and outsiders, and they've been ethnically diverse....
  • Accountability and the DWP

     Accountability and the DWP
    It is to Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson's credit that he scheduled a hearing Friday for the public to weigh in on a proposed contract for the union representing most Department of Water and Power employees. That's true even if the...
  • DWP contract: City Council should seek healthier deal with IBEW union

    DWP contract: City Council should seek healthier deal with IBEW union
    Supporters of a proposed contract for unionized workers at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power argue that it's a good deal for the city. Chief Legislative Analyst Gerry Miller estimates that the proposal would generate real (i.e., inflation-...
  • Sen. Curren Price latest state lawmaker to seek L.A. council seat

     
    State Sen. Curren D. Price Jr. filed papers to seek the Los Angeles City Council seat occupied by Councilwoman Jan Perry, who is running for mayor. Price becomes the second Sacramento lawmaker to pursue that post and the sixth to run for office in the...
  • L.A. pension plan would hike retirement age, cut pension benefits

     
    The L.A. City Council has zeroed in on a plan for cutting the pension benefits of newly hired civilian employees, setting the stage for a battle with a half dozen unions....
  • L.A. City Council president's son arrested at DUI checkpoint

     
    Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson's son, a member of the lawmaker's City Hall staff, was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of drunk driving, authorities said Tuesday. Justin Wesson, one of Wesson's legislative deputies, was taken into...
  • Union leader defends Villaraigosa in the wake of pension vote

     
    Pension reform: A day after the Los Angeles City Council backed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's push to roll back pensions for newly hired city employees, the president of one of the state's biggest private sector unions defended the mayor, saying he is "not...
  • L.A. City Council approves pension reforms despite protests

     
    Despite a raucous protest and threats of a lawsuit from city labor unions, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to roll back pension benefits and boost the retirement age to 65 for new civilian employees. The council voted 14-0 to approve the plan,...
  • Unions threaten lawsuit over L.A. city pension changes

     
    A group that represents 18,000 employees at Los Angeles City Hall warned Tuesday it will sue if the City Council enacts a new plan to roll back pension benefits and boost the retirement age to 65....