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“Where the Bodies Are Buried” — Kevin James for Mayor’s New Ad

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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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Up in Smoke, Wendy’s $160 Million in Waste, Fraud & Abuse Claim — Video Ad for Kevin James Goes Viral with 105,000 Hits

With under five weeks to go, the lackluster race for mayor of L.A. is starting to get some luster. This afternoon, writer James Rainey at the LA Times tore the heart and lungs out of the the campaign strategy devised … Continue reading

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Did Controller Wendy Greuel Break the Law Campaigning for Mayor for Three Years Instead of Doing Her Job?

The little paper that can — and did expose criminality in the L.A. County Assessor John Noguez’s office — has published an article based 640 pages of documents accusing L.A. City Controller Wendy Greuel of spending ” an overwhelming majority … 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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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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Happy Labor Day: Celebrate Working Men and Women Even the Eighty-Eight Percent Excluded from Unions

It was pretty clear during the Republican Convention that the Romney-Ryan ticket has trouble keeping its facts straight or perhaps we’ve gotten to the point that none of us really cares about what is true and what isn’t true. Labor … 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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Austin Beutner Learns a Hard Lesson about LA Politics

If Austin Beutner can’t do it, nobody can. Here’s a fabulously wealthy guy with a proven track record of success at everything he tried, a man who retired after he broke his neck in a cycling accident and decided at age … Continue reading

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