Campaign 2014

Friday politics notes: Supes, sheriff, more

I'll be posting even less than usual today due to some other pressing business. Al Martinez remains under the weather.

The candidates to succeed Zev Yaroslavsky on the Board of Supervisors — Sheila Kuehl, Bobby Shriver, John Duran and Pamela Conley Ulich — met at UCLA under the auspices of SPJ and KCRW. Warren Olney of "Which Way, LA?" moderated. Coverage: KPCC, LAT, DN

Five of the seven candidates for sheriff debated at Mercado La Paloma. KPCC, Witness LA

Plus: A radio profile of candidate Bob Olmsted. KPCC

In City Hall, Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered immediate changes to the LA Fire Department's hiring practices. KPCC, LAT, DN

The contest to head the nation's second-largest teachers union will go to a second round, pitting challenger Alex Caputo-Pearl against incumbent Warren Fletcher, who finished a distant second in the initial UTLA race. LAT

Ron Smith, a mostly Republican political consultant who split his time between San Francisco and Los Angeles, died at age 71. Mark Z. Barabak obit in LAT

More by Kevin Roderick:
'In on merit' at USC
Read the memo: LA Times hires again
Read the memo: LA Times losing big on search traffic
Google taking over LA's deadest shopping mall
Gustavo Arellano, many others join LA Times staff
Recent Campaign 2014 stories on LA Observed:
Bocanegra concedes defeat in Valley race (updated)
Patty Lopez' lead grows in the Valley
Patty Lopez still leads by 46 votes in the Valley
Sheila Kuehl beats Shriver to join Board of Supervisors
Election results, such as they are: We have a sheriff...
Republicans win control of the U.S. Senate
Election Day news and notes: 11.4.14
Zev makes clear: he has not endorsed Shriver