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Mayor stakes his claim on the minimum wage issue

garcetti-broad-durazo.jpg Minimum wage raises are popular with the people, but Garcetti risks his image as a politico who can work with business and labor. Having Eli Broad at your kick-off event doesn't hurt.

Deasy to stop and re-bid iPad deal after email disclosures

deasy-mics.jpg After stories by KPCC and the LA Times, and a critical internal report, the LAUSD superintendent agrees to re-bid the hugely expensive project to equip classrooms with tablet computers.

Daily News and LANG hire county reporter from Register

david-montero-twitter.jpg David Montero, who got to the Register last year, will cover LA county government and some general assignment.

Ballot box buffoonery

city-hall-lat-etc.jpg Using a lottery to bribe people to vote is beneath our dignity.

Now LA sheriff crime stats will be audited too

sheriff-car-lao.jpg The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday ordered an independent review of Los Angeles County Sheriff Department crime statistics, following on the questions about the integrity of LAPD numbers.

George McKenna elected to school board

george-mckenna-crowd.jpg Retired school principal George McKenna won the vacant seat on the Los Angeles Unified school board in Tuesday's runoff, using his long name recognition and backing by UTLA to defeat Alex Johnson in the divisive runoff.

Inspector general to investigate LAPD crime stats

beck-villaraigosa-occupynight.jpg The LA Times' weekend revelation about under-played numbers of aggravated assaults has legs — the IG will look into years of LAPD stats and the department put out a statement. Plus more.

Latinos try an end run around supes

bill-300.jpg In an audacious move to bypass the county supervisors, Latino leaders, public policy reformers and civil libertarians are backing state legislation that would give a judge the power to expand the five-member board.

Supervisors reject civilian oversight of sheriff

new-sheriff-john-scott.jpg The Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 today to defeat a push by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas to create a civilian oversight board that would help guide the troubled Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky cast the key no vote.

Mayor Garcetti learns the pitfalls of traveling out of LA

garcetti-instagram-hay.jpg Garcetti was absent for a lot of local news during his summer vacation. Plus: Does Garcetti have a big enough vision for LA?

Garcettis out of state on vacation again

garcetti-wakeland-doting-gary.jpg The City Council returned this week from a summer recess, but the office of Mayor Eric Garcetti informed the media that "Mayor Garcetti will be traveling with his family out of the state from July 25 until August 4."

Obama stops in Canters for some lunch chat

obama-at-canters-crowley.jpg Between the Brentwood high-roller breakfast and Trade-Tech, President Obama made a stop on Fairfax to have lunch and swap some stories.

Mayor's video takes his message directly to LAPD officers

garcetti-video-lappl.jpg Advantage Garcetti: He posts a YouTube message to officers since the union doesn't want him to speak at stations.

Alarcons guilty of some charges in phony residence

alarcon-home-dn.jpg Former Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife were acquitted on most charges, but convicted on enough. Alarcon said he would probably appeal.

Traffic guidance for today's visit by President Obama

Thumbnail image for obama-student4_mid.jpg Obamajam potential looks to be centered in Hancock Park and around the Four Seasons Hotel this afternoon and evening, then tomorrow in Brentwood and downtown at Trade-Tech.

The making of 'Code Black' at County-USC

code-cbooth550.jpg Zevweb has a nice feature on how the documentary came to tell the story of the emergency room at County-USC Medical Center on the Eastside.

I got my invitation for President Obama's visit next week

obama-invite-72014.jpg Actually, what I received was an invitation from the Democratic National Committee to enter a contest to win a trip — to Los Angeles! — during President Obama's upcoming trip. I don't have to contribute to win, though they hope I will.

Garcetti names his new fire chief

lafd-chief-terrazas.jpg Assistant Chief Ralph Terrazas would be the LAFD's first Latino chief.

Villaraigosa loses votes with eyesore in Moreno Valley

villaraigosa-dump-buzzfeed.jpg Neighbors were shocked to learn that the absentee owner of the decrepit shack on Eucalyptus Avenue was the mayor of Los Angeles.

Duran to endorse Bobby Shriver, LAT sources say

john-duran-weho.jpg John Duran got 16 percent of the vote in the Board of Supervisors primary, a bloc that was coveted by Shriver and co-finalist Sheila Kuehl. Now she says it's no big deal since she already won West Hollywood.
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Three amigos
buscaino-englander-ofarrell-dc.jpg City Council members Joe Buscaino, Mitch Englander and Mitch O'Farrell wait to meet with Rep. Adam Schiff in Washington. Photo: Branimir Kvartuc/LA15th.com
City Council at large
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Five members of the Los Angeles City Council pose at Pike Place Market — in Seattle. Here's why
Garcetti photobombs Aja Brown
garcetti-brown-young-dems.jpgMayor Eric Garcetti and Compton's new mayor were honored by the LA County Young Democrats. "I just couldn't resist this #photobomb opportunity," Garcetti posted on Facebook.
Nury Martinez
nury-martinez-campaign.jpgElected to the City Council from CD6. More
Kevin James gets City Hall plum
james-garcetti-on-phones.jpgMayor Eric Garcetti names his key backer (and former critic from the right) to the Board of Public Works. Story
More Hollywood towers
palladium-towers-curbed.jpgThese would rise in the parking lots around the Hollywood Palladium near Sunset and Vine. Read more
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