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Ignore the Newspapers, Mailers and TV Ads — Vote for Kevin James or Jan Perry for Mayor If You Want to Turn L.A. Around

Politically, L.A. is “more like a kindergarten sandbox than a grown-up municipality,” writes esteemed Sacramento Bee political columnist Dan Walters, who sees the “a deeply troubled city, with a moribund economy, rising ethnic tensions and deep fiscal difficulties.” At a … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget Who Caused the Children’s Museum Fiasco: Make It the Museum to Public Accountability

Forgotten in the uproar over the latest lousy twist in the in the L.A. Children’s Museum tragedy is how it came to be built at Hansen Dam in the farthest north corner of the city instead of at the North … Continue reading

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The Mayor’s Race: Much Ado About Nothing — Or Is It a Chance to Fix L.A.

Video streaming by Ustream Here’s my takeaway from moderating the Big Four candidates for L.A. mayor at the CD5 Coalition’s forum last Saturday: If Jan Perry, Kevin James, Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti really meant every they said, every promise … Continue reading

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Perry, James, Garcetti and Greuel Face Grilling by CD5 Homeowners: Mayoral Forum Live on Ustream Saturday 10 a.m.

Video streaming by Ustream Marcia Selz, president of the Council District 5 Home Owners Association, and I will be asking the tough questions of the leading mayoral candidates on Saturday with a live broadcast starting at 10 a.m. at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cd5-hoa-events. This … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: Sales Tax Hike Is Nothing But a Blank Check to Perpetuate Failure and Corruption

If you took Herb Wesson and Paul Krekorian at their word — which would be foolish given these failed state legislators bald-faced lying and deceit — you would think that giving City Hall $215 million a year more would solve … Continue reading

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AEG MOVIE ACT 4: “LA — Open for Business Or Up for Sale”

And the Oscar for political theater goes to … Tim Leiweke, president and CEO of Anschutz Entertainment Group for a brilliant performance running circles around LA’s politicians and bureaucrats and bamboozling the public with a fantasy of football, jobs and … Continue reading

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LA’s Death Valley: AEG, Leiweke, Farmers Field and Council’s Uncritical Examination of a Deal Without Public Benefits

Union uber-boss Maria Elena Durazo told the City Council’s ad hoc Farmer’s Field committee Monday not to worry about Phil Anschutz cashing in on the billion-dollar-plus gift of entitlements he’s getting from City Hall because “extraordinary trust exists between AEG, … Continue reading

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Wake Up Call for Wendy, Jan, Kevin and Eric: Here Comes Rick Caruso into the Mayor’s Race with a Blank Check

The drumbeat about billionaire developer and long-time City Hall power player Rick Caruso entering the mayor’s race has grown into a crescendo. The word is that he’s telling friends he might will announce he is running within two weeks and already … Continue reading

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LA Is Open for Business Alright — New Business Tax Holiday Extended to 2015 despite $30 Million Loss in Last 3 Years

Led by the man who would be mayor, Eric Garcetti, the City Council on Tuesday declared on a 10-2 vote that “LA is open for business” — a double-edged phrase by which they mean they are going to give you … Continue reading

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DRAFT ZEV: Can Anybody Do a Better Job as Mayor Than the Last Lion of LA Politics?

A few days ago I told a friend of Supervisor Yaroslavsky that I thought I would wind up supporting him for Mayor of Los Angeles. At the least, I said sarcastically, “Zev is the lesser of four evils.” On Thursday, … Continue reading

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