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Another Garcetti press aide leaves the staff

jeff-millman-twitter.jpg Jeff Millman is going to work for the effort preparing LA's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Uber gets almost-green light to pick up at LAX

LAX-terminal2-parking.jpg The City Council says OK but there are some official hurdles still to jump.

News and notes: Rare Tuesday edition

lamag-bestofla.jpg Politics and media moves. New homeless numbers. Stephen Colbert's guests. NYT newsletters. Kirk and Anne Douglas will give it away. And more.

Garcetti takes prop desk outside to sign traffic order

garcetti-desk-left-conan.jpg Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday signed an executive order ordering departments to report back with ways to reduce traffic deaths in Los Angeles -- to zero.

Monday news and notes: 673 candidates for president (so far)

merl-reagle-twitter.jpg Jerry Brown on "Meet the Press." Toni Atkins on "News Conference." A crossword creator dies. And much more.

Midweek news and notes: Trump, BuzzFeed, media moves

trump-thr.jpg Dave Lesher named to run start-up CalMatters. News from City Hall and the county, and much more.

Garcetti's vision thing hits sort of a wall in City Hall

city-hall-from-lat.jpg City Council members have other ideas on some of the mayor's favorite things. Plus: Calling the pols on setting impossible goals.

From gang member to LA probation commissioner

Sal-Martinez2-witness-la.jpg Before he left the gang life as a teenager, Sal Martinez did five stints in juvenile hall, was stabbed four times and shot twice.

Villaraigosa acting more like a candidate

Creston-Dr-ext.jpg He heads out today to the Central Valley after last night's Hillary Clinton fundraiser -- which at least one neighbor didn't appreciate.

DWP to pay back all overbilling in class-action settlement

dwp-bldg-flags-lao.jpg The city's utility overcharged by about $44 million while trying to roll out a new, apparently flawed billing system.

Herb Wesson begins every day with a bubble bath

herb-wesson-dn-musgrove.jpg He's also the most influential City Council president since John Ferraro and possibly ever.

LA County cafeteria gets its wiggler worms on

worms-la-county.jpg Red wiggler worms now help with the composting so less food waste gets sent to landfills.
old-marine-dn-musgrove.jpg Can you help this ex-Marine get her old uniform back? Lots of politics, media and place for a desk-clearing Friday.

Antonovich looking at another elected job

senate-district-25.jpg The Republican who goes back to the original community college board in LA wants to follow 36 years on the Board of Supervisors with a term on the state Senate.

Villaraigosa to host Clinton funder in Beachwood Canyon home

Creston-Dr-ext.jpg At $100, it’s the hottest little ticket among Hollywood Democrats because it gives them a first chance to see the former mayor's new Hollywood Hills pad.

Bernie Sanders fills the LA Sports Arena

sanders-rally-stage-iris.jpg Sanders filled the Los Angeles Sports Arena to capacity on Monday.

Beutner says LA Times to expand political report cards (video)

beutner-news-conf.jpg Statewide officials and the county Supes are next. Garcetti is an "earnest booster" who needs to get to the hard work, Times publisher says.

Monday news and notes: 8.10.15

drone-racing-saul-g.jpg Trump vs. Megyn Kelly but not on Fox. Bernie Sanders in LA today. Amazing ratings for GOP debate but not "True Detective." James Poniewozik to NYT TV beat. Drone racing. And more.

Garcetti gets a C from LA Times editorial writers

james-garcetti-on-phones.jpg "Unfortunately, our concerns are becoming reality," the LAT opinion side says in its latest report card.

An excellent Tom Bradley documentary

bill-300.jpg The excellent new documentary, “Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race,” tells the terrible story of race relations in Los Angeles.
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