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Villaraigosa and Herbalife: Made for Each Other?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

Taking a job at a multi-level marketing firm would be a tacky signpost of any first-tier politician's professional trajectory. It's especially unsightly when that politician is Antonio Villaraigosa.

WHOA: Former Opponents Considering Unusual Partnership

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 08.04.2013 | Los Angeles

Even with this aspect of their political life over, the five Los Angeles City Council members leaving office on June 30 say they expect to remain invo...

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 ...

On A Razor's Edge

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 07.21.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The incoming mayor of Los Angeles was able to defeat a fellow Democrat by depicting her as a pawn of utility union bosses in a cit...

Does Anyone Even Care?

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 07.21.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Voters were choosing the next mayor of Los Angeles on Tuesday, but most residents probably haven't noticed. The turnout tally was...

Pitching Latino Voters In Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Times | Maeve Reston | Posted 05.06.2013 | Latino Voices

The two candidates for Los Angeles mayor courted Latino voters on Saturday, promising to help those seeking citizenship and to help clean up and enhan...

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.

The Los Angeles That I Want to Live In

Emanuel Pleitez | Posted 04.21.2013 | Los Angeles
Emanuel Pleitez

Last year, I decided to run for Mayor of Los Angeles for two reasons. The first was to engage people in this city who've never been engaged politically before. The second was to propose bold new solutions to problems that have plagued this city for years.

Local Politics, Where Every Voice is Heard

Frederick Sutton | Posted 04.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Frederick Sutton

As we enter the home stretch of the L.A. primary season, I urge everyone to get involved, do your research and, vote for the candidate who will take the city in the direction you desire. It really is up to you on March 5.

Challenging the Status Quo

Frederick Sutton | Posted 03.24.2013 | Los Angeles
Frederick Sutton

Los Angeles needs to enter an era of responsibility. I was taught not to make promises I could not keep and to live within my means. We must have an honest discussion about the state of our city and how we operate.

Fighting for Our Right to Choose

Wendy Greuel | Posted 03.24.2013 | Los Angeles
Wendy Greuel

Roe v. Wade guaranteed our right to choose. It didn't guarantee that this right could be taken for granted. With the attack on choice showing no signs of abating, I believe it will be enormously important for women in visible positions to fight threats to women's health.

A Merry-Go-Round of Lifetime Politicians

Frederick Sutton | Posted 01.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Frederick Sutton

Under our current roster of "experienced politicians" Los Angeles is drowning in debt and the quality of life has gradually deteriorated. Is this any way to run a city?

A Universal Win-Win

Zev Yaroslavsky | Posted 09.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Zev Yaroslavsky

Studio backlot space is an endangered species these days in L.A. While it might sound strange to an outsider, in our town these are industrial lands devoted to producing to an internationally sought-after product, and it's vital that we protect them.

We Owe It to Ourselves to Ask Mayoral Hopefuls Tough Questions

Austin Beutner | Posted 08.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Austin Beutner

Los Angeles is a special place, blessed with diversity and many unique neighborhoods, which make one of the greatest cities in the world. But the city will only realize its potential if leaders face up to the challenges and make the right choices.

Dems Look To Recapture Obama '08 Spirit

Steve Early | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Steve Early

In 2008, millions of Obama-for-president volunteers got fired up about electoral politics in a way they hadn't been before. The incoming president's 1...

60,000 Angelenos Can't Be Wrong

Austin Beutner | Posted 06.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Austin Beutner

A few weeks ago I shared my concerns about worsening response times in the Los Angeles Fire Department. Let's take a step back to see how Los Angeles got here.

Is City Hall Stealing Los Angeles?

Kevin James | Posted 06.09.2012 | Los Angeles
Kevin James

Together we can lift Los Angeles out of its decade of decline. But to do so, Angelenos must elect new leadership that is untainted by current city government.

Better Government in Los Angeles

Austin Beutner | Posted 05.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Austin Beutner

Last year, the City Council voted unanimously to reduce LAFD staffing. Let's take a candid look at how things turned out in the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Argument That Voting Rights Act Is Dead in Los Angeles Demonstrates the Opposite

Thomas A. Saenz | Posted 11.07.2011 | Los Angeles
Thomas A. Saenz

The L.A. County redistricting debate has triggered one of this decade's first examples of what has become a decennial neoconservative ritual -- labeling the federal Voting Rights Act an outdated and needless legal relic.

Villaraigosa's Chief Of Staff Resigns

latimes.com | David Zahniser | Posted 09.05.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's chief of staff, Jeff Carr, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from his post, the latest sign of tur...

Kamala Harris: Attorney General Candidate Celebrates Women's History Month

www.kamalaharris.org | Kimberly Emerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This past weekend, under a blue, warm almost-Spring sky, a couple of hundred women, children, and yes, a handful of men, gathered at the Sony Studios ...

What's Happening in Compton City Hall? An Introduction to Routine Chaos

Emily Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Emily Henry

On a Tuesday afternoon in January, the Compton City Council chambers are full to the brim with concerned citizens, guests, and business owners. Except for the mayor.