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Villaraigosa buys in Beachwood Canyon for $2.5 million

villaraigosa-home.jpg A year ago friends were saying the former mayor had no assets and was living in an apartment. Now he buys in the Hollywood Hills.

LA politics roundup: day before the election version

city-hall-flags.jpg Some LA City Council, some U.S. Senate, some Republican state convention and more.

Original Wonkette blogger wants you to know she's a Christian

ana-marie-cox-typepad.jpg Ana Marie Cox is still writing about politics and in her latest piece talks about her faith and being a liberal Christian.

Friday news and notes: 2.27.15

garcetti-hahns-meg.jpg Kamala Harris doesn't poll well. Dinging Garcetti. Countdown to Tuesday's elections. Media notes on Harvey Levin, Bill O'Reilly and more.

Councilman Buscaino not running for Hahn seat in Congress

joe-buscaino-mug.jpg State Sen. Isadore Hall is already running, so Buscaino said today "my future is here in Los Angeles, not 3,000 miles away."

2020 report's slow walk

bill-300.jpg “The time to act is now,” said the LA 2020 Commission in its report last year urging big changes for Los Angeles city government. Not so fast, said City Council President Herb Wesson, who created the commission.
villaraigosa-with-teachers-fb.jpg Will the former mayor aim for governor in 2018 — or have we seen the last of Antonio Villaraigosa the candidate? Who will dare run against Kamala Harris?

Henry Waxman joins son's PR firm in Washington

henry-waxman-politico.jpg Overtures to big D.C. law firms did not find a comfortable fit for the Democrat who battled Big Tobacco and Big Pharma.

Ready for Hillary funder in #DTLA Friday night

ready-for-hillary-22015.jpg The PAC is holding a Latino-flavored fundraising reception at City Club on Flower Street.

J.J. Abrams getting into 8th district politics in LA

jj-abrams-thr-grab.jpg The Star Wars Episode VII director and his wife are hosting a Santa Monica fundraiser for Marqueece Harris-Dawson, who is a candidate for the open City Council seat in South LA.

Kamala Harris isn't California voters' first choice for Senate

condoleeza-rice-face.jpg A new Field Poll finds that would be Republican Condoleeza Rice. Villaraigosa doesn't stand out.

Antonio and the Downtown News

bill-300.jpg I’m a big fan of Jon Regardie, executive editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Downtown News, but I don’t agree with his recent column criticizing former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Mariel Garza of Sacramento Bee joins LA Times editorial board

mariel-garza-bee.png She has been deputy editor in Sacramento. Here she will be an editorial writer. Read the memo here.

Monday news and notes: 2.16.15

cindy montanez-campaign.jpg Times endorses Cindy Montañez in the Valley. Why City Hall's special interests love shifting the election years. Garcetti on Snapchat. A final David Carr column. Kicking off Oscars week. Plus more.

CaliParks: A new way to discover and share your parks

CaliParks300.jpg Parks and technology -- for some park lovers never the twain shall meet. Parks are where you go to escape from technology. But for many others, technology is a way to discover, enjoy, and share experiences and a love for parks.

Friday politics notes: Times endorses Molina

gloria-molina-students.jpg Plus: Molina and Huizar debate. California's aging voters. LA's non-voters. And more.

Endorsement season: Times for Harris-Dawson, DN for Huizar

harris-dawson-headshot.jpg Sometimes the choices newspaper editorial boards make are not fully predictable. Here are the latest in a few races.

Jeb Bush's LA tech guy resigns over smarmy digital past

ethan-czahor-twitter.jpg "While Ethan has apologized for regrettable and insensitive comments, they do not reflect the views of Governor Bush or his organization and it is appropriate for him to step aside."

Kamala Harris begins fundraising in Hollywood

Thumbnail image for kamala-harris-paul-chinn-sfc.jpg She has her first local campaign fundraiser for the Senate race tonight in Bel Air. Plus: Gavin Newsom forms 2018 committee.

Midweek news and notes: 2.4.15

girl-on-the-train-cover.jpg Memorial service for Rick Orlov set. Janice Hahn may run for Supes. Promotions at KCRW. More politics, media and books notes.
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