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Mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel.

Garcetti, Greuel seek to draw contrasts in debate

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – City Councilman Eric Garcetti and Controller Wendy Greuel faced off tonight in their first debate of the mayoral runoff campaign, with each seeking to take unique stances on topics ranging from improving the quality of education to fixing city streets.

04/12/2013

Mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel.

Mayoral candidates respond to Villaraigosa’s education charges

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – City Controller Wendy Greuel challenged City Councilman Eric Garcetti, her opponent in the mayor’s race, to an impromptu debate on education today, one day after outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa admonished the pair for skirting the subject.

04/10/2013

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LA mayor heads for exit with jab at candidates

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is not going away quietly. During his state of the city address, the departing Democrat criticized the two candidates who could succeed him for lacking substance in their plans for education.

04/10/2013

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Villaraigosa’s last State of the City address today at 5pm

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is expected to highlight his eight years in office — particularly in the areas of public safety, education, business, transportation and the environment — when he delivers his final “state of the city” address this afternoon.

04/09/2013

Christopher Dorner (AP Photo)

Reward for murderous ex-cop causing controversy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As a cabin smoldered with the body of rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner inside, politicians in a city that lost an officer to his rampage approved a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction.

03/29/2013

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Villaraigosa to join think tank when term ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says he’ll join a think tank when his job ends this summer — and he’d also consider running for California governor someday.

03/06/2013

Mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel.

Top Los Angeles mayor candidates to meet in runoff

LOS ANGELES (AP) – With all precincts reporting in Los Angeles, two City Hall veterans earned the right to advance to a runoff election to replace outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

03/06/2013

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Light turnout caps low-profile race for LA mayor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles voters appeared Tuesday to mostly ignore the contest to replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, after a low-profile campaign in which no issue or candidate commanded wide attention. Turnout at polling places was sparse.

03/05/2013

Struggling LA picks new mayor in low-profile race

LOS ANGELES (AP) – There are plenty of problems to solve in Los Angeles, but voters have been mostly indifferent about Tuesday’s race for mayor. No single issue or candidate has seized their attention in the contest to succeed outgoing Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa.

03/05/2013

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LA mayoral candidates campaign ahead of primary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candidates for Los Angeles mayor are making a final sprint for votes ahead of Tuesday’s primary election. Polls show a tight contest between City Councilman Eric Garcetti and Controller Wendy Greuel, both Democrats.

03/04/2013

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Race, ethnic lines less visible as LA picks mayor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles voters are picking a new mayor, but the race is far different from the landmark election of Antonio Villaraigosa eight years ago.

02/24/2013

Experience LA with Maggie McKay

In case you missed last weekend’s Chinese Festival at the Hammer Museum, this weekend is the big parade in downtown LA in Chinatown. Saturday kicks off the Golden Dragon Parade which you MUST see once in your life.

02/15/2013

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