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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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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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The Battle for Hollywood: LA’s Moment of Truth

View more videos at: http://nbclosangeles.com. Among the handful of ordinary people who made their way past security in time to get to the rooftop of the Hollywood Tower Monday morning for the mayor’s media event was Lucille Saunders, the La … Continue reading

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Antonio’s Xmas Gift to the 1 Percent: Trashing Hollywood to Enrich Developers

With all undue haste, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will take the stage Monday morning for a political stunt in support of a new Hollywood Community Plan that gives wealthy landowners and well-connected developers billions of dollars in extra profits with density … Continue reading

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Fighting Like Cats and Dogs — Whatever Happened to LA’s ‘No-Kill’ Policy for Pets?

A lot of people are mad as hell about City Hall’s plans to destroy their neighborhoods and the quality of their lives for the benefit of wealthy developers. Rampant waste and efficiency, unaffordable employee pensions and benefits, the total lack … Continue reading

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HACLA Scandal, Part Two: What the Mayor Knew, When He Knew It, What He Did About It

Scratch the surface of the record of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) as long as three decades ago and you will find the same kind of financial shenanigans, mismanage abuses and violations of federal rules … Continue reading

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The Revolution’s Eviction Will Not Be Televised

As one-time radical Tom Hayden is calling LA’s treatment of the Occupiers “a crack of hope” compared to what has happened elsewhere and praising Mayor Antonio Villaragosa for his rejection of violence against protesters, the LAPD is taking off the … Continue reading

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Occupy L.A. Escalates Fight with City Hall

EDITOR”S NOTE: Here’s the latest posting by the Occupy L.A. movement, rejecting City Hall’s ultimatum to leave by Monday and re-focusing their demands on city issues, from restoring the South Central Farm to a moratorium on foreclosures. Click here to … Continue reading

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After Lifetime at City Hall, Mayor-in-Waiting Greuel Discovers Corruption Is Rampantll

For raw courage and integrity in an era in which there is a near total breakdown at all levels of American democracy, it is hard to beat Wendy Greuel. For a former city staffer, former Council member, current Controller and … Continue reading

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