Bill Boyarsky
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A hero moves on from City Hall

bill-300.jpg They say anyone can be replaced, but it will be most difficult for the city of Los Angeles to fill the job of Miguel A. Santana.

Questions big and small for Measure M

Measure M’s fate will turn on issues as big as a proposed train tunnel though the Sepulveda Pass and as small as homeowners angered by a bus on their quiet street.

The city comes to suburban Dodger Stadium

When Dodger Stadium opened in 1962, it was perfect for the auto age, surrounded by parking lots and near the freeway, not unlike the suburban malls so popular in those days.

Garcetti's inclusive vision of LA

Mayor Eric Garcetti didn’t mention Donald Trump by name in his luncheon talk. Still, he managed a subtle rebuke to the Republican presidential nominee.

Making voting as easy as shopping at Target

Awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature is legislation that could make election day really confusing for many Californians.

Two Metro lines for two different LAs

Two proposed commuter rail lines explain much about race, economic class and political clout in Los Angeles County.

A return to city hall

Absence makes the heart grow fonder as I found Tuesday when I returned to an old haunt, Los Angeles City Hall.

Ryu digs deep into controversy

In one of his first appearances before the lobbyists, lawyers, consultants and others who live by their ability to influence city hall, Councilman David Ryu didn’t make it easy for his audience.

Real estate developers: all aboard Expo

It’s enlightening to look at the Expo line as if I were a real estate developer, a class of businessperson who dominates city government.

Gutless city hall wants to bury planning reform

Mayor Eric Garcetti and several city council members have decided that the issue of a high- rise Los Angeles is too hot to handle and want to throw it into the bottomless pit that is the city hall bureaucracy.

Rosendahl's legacy: clean politics and civic discourse

As a television moderator and a city councilman, the late Bill Rosendahl was fiercely dedicated to good government and clean politics. Even more important, he was dedicated to bringing people together.

Wesson says don't blame electeds for DWP troubles

Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson says neither he nor other elected officials are to blame for the troubles of the Department of Water and Power.
The recent history of Los Angeles can be told by a tour of its malls from the sprawling shopping centers designed for the car-mad post-World War II years to the present.
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