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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.
"I want to continue to work with the city," Reyes said. "One of the things I'm proudest of is how the community has stepped
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 vote, making him L.A.'s first elected Jewish mayor.
Turnout for the 2013 mayoral election was projected to be a historic low: Only 1 in 4 registered voters. That said, L.A.'s
The two candidates for Los Angeles mayor courted Latino voters on Saturday, promising to help those seeking citizenship and
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Community Member Daniel Bald, asks Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa about his thoughts on the future of an NFL franchise in Los Angeles.
HuffPost Los Angeles Editor Kathleen Miles, asks Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa about his thoughts on recent strikes by Wal-Mart employees and Wal-Mart's plan for a Chinatown store.
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?
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.
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.
According to Hayden, who spent eighteen years in the legislature, when "scores of legislative staff, willingly or not, hit
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.
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.
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.
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.