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La Mayoral Race 2013

The Mantra That Helped Him Win Mayor

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 08.02.2013 | Los Angeles

A focused, disciplined campaign delivered the Los Angeles mayor's office to Eric Garcetti, who beat Wendy Greuel by sticking to a consistent message a...

'I'm Optimistic, But Certainly Not Exuberant'

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 07.26.2013 | Los Angeles

City Councilman Eric Garcetti won the first L.A. mayor's race since the Great Recession with a simple message: telling voters he'd solve their basic p...

Garcetti Takes It

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.22.2013 | Los Angeles

Eric Garcetti will be Los Angeles' next mayor. By 3 a.m. Wednesday, with 100 percent of the votes counted, Garcetti had received 54 percent of the ...

Moms For Eric Garcetti

Monique Ruffin | Posted 07.21.2013 | Los Angeles
Monique Ruffin

It's time for Angelenos to go to the polls and cast their votes for a new mayor. But recent surveys are showing that going to the polls is what many of us aren't planning to do.

Are You Ready To Vote?

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.20.2013 | Los Angeles

LA voters will choose the next mayor of Los Angeles Tuesday. They will also vote on three measures seeking to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries ...

Want Money Out of Politics? Vote Garcetti and Prop C This Tuesday!

Wendy Block | Posted 07.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Wendy Block

Seven-ish months ago I hated Los Angeles, didn't care who ran for mayor, and had no conception that the city could do anything to hasten the day when the Big Money devil is no longer allowed to poison politics and, by extension, almost every aspect of life.

Keeping Score on City Hall to Improve Los Angeles' Economy and Jobs

Russell Goldsmith | Posted 07.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Russell Goldsmith

Whether you are building a rocket to Mars, an electric car, making a movie or just work and live in Southern California, everyone has a role to play in contributing to the ultimate success of the region.

Major Cash Infusion From Another Union

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 07.09.2013 | Los Angeles

The union for Los Angeles police officers is pumping another $850,000 into an independent effort backing mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel, the largest s...

'Put A Mom In Charge'

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 07.08.2013 | Los Angeles

The two Los Angeles mayoral candidates pledged Tuesday to make education a priority, telling radio listeners during a live debate that the city's econ...

Pot Calling The Kettle Black?

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 06.30.2013 | Los Angeles

A week after criticizing rival Eric Garcetti for receiving campaign funds from a convicted felon, Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel said she ...

PHOTO: Is This Ad Sexist?

Posted 04.30.2013 | Los Angeles

Political action committee EMILY's List's mission is to help elect pro-choice Democratic female candidates to office. Thus, it's ironic that the group...

Why I Am Not Voting for Eric Garcetti for Mayor

Bennet Kelley | Posted 06.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Bennet Kelley

What is so wrong with idealism anyway? It inspires and motivates people to get involved and do great things. Isn't that what is sorely needed in Los Angeles today?

OOPS: Greuel Slips Up

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 06.26.2013 | Los Angeles

City Controller Wendy Greuel is facing new criticism over the use of her city email account to work on campaign business, including providing city doc...

Garcetti's Ties To Felon Questioned

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 06.25.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel upped her attacks against rival Eric Garcetti on Wednesday, appearing on a radio talk show to criticize don...

'It's Like Watching A Couple Fight'

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 06.19.2013 | Los Angeles

Mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel stepped up her attacks against rival Eric Garcetti Wednesday night at a Sherman Oaks debate, tossing new criticisms at ...

The Los Angeles Mayoral Race -- Verify Then Vote

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Los Angeles
Mark Goulston, M.D.

For us to make the best decision regarding who to vote for, maybe it's time for us to adapt Reagan's words and "verify then vote." To accomplish this, we can use the following 10 steps to vet each candidate before we vote for them.

After Avalanche Of Criticisms, Greuel Tries A New Tactic

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 06.12.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel promised Thursday to make education a priority if elected, saying she will expand the city's after-school p...

An Endorsement From Across The Aisle

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith and Mariecar Mendoza | Posted 06.04.2013 | Los Angeles

City Councilman Eric Garcetti earned the endorsement of former rival Kevin James on Tuesday, giving him the backing of all of the other major candidat...

Major Disappointment | Posted 06.02.2013 | Los Angeles

WASHINGTON -- President Obama doesn't plan to weigh in on the Los Angeles mayoral race because it pits two Democrats against each other, his spokesman...

Villaraigosa Attempts To Defend Himself

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 06.02.2013 | Los Angeles

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa defended his record Monday after Los Angeles mayoral candidate City Controller Wendy Greuel criticized city leaders, includ...

Wendy's Strange New Attack

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 05.28.2013 | Los Angeles

In her boldest attack yet, mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel Wednesday criticized the city's leaders, including Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, for failing t...

Guess Who Bill Endorsed For LA Mayor

Posted 05.25.2013 | Los Angeles

Former President Bill Clinton weighed in on the Los Angeles mayoral race Monday with an endorsement for City Controller Wendy Greuel. Greuel ackno...

LA LowVoter Turnout

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


WATCH: 'There Will Be Free Waffles Every Tuesday'

Posted 02.14.2013 | Los Angeles

They don't call him the Hollywood councilman for nothing. Comedian Will Ferrell wants everyone to know he supports Eric Garcetti to be the next ma...

Eric Garcetti and My Post-Obama Blues

Dennis Danziger | Posted 04.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Dennis Danziger

Does anyone really believe this so-called education reform moment has anything do with leveling the educational playing field for kids who were born in the wrong zip codes?