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News and notes: Bush coming, bookstore closing & more

RauschLA-hunt.jpg Jeb Bush to raise cash in Bel Air. Supes look to raise minimum age. A new column in Daily News. More notes on politics, media and place.
david-lazarus-twitter.jpg Consumer columnist David Lazarus has been getting more openly anti-Republican on his Twitter feed. So get ready for cat videos.

Monday news and notes: Brown, Villaraigosa, Apple and more

cuba-truck.jpg Some news and notes of politics, media and place to get the week started.
high-hewitt-studio-slav-zatoka.jpg Hewitt is breaking stories, getting the GOP candidates on his radio show and filling the role of most respected pundit by the Republican establishment, a new profile says.

LA Times discovers its inner Obamajam

lat-com-front-obamajam.jpg The Obamajam trope is old and tired, and even I'll admit it was kind of parochial to begin with. But today, the LA Times loves it.
thr-political-consultants.jpg There's been some shuffling in the lineup of political advisers to the stars and big donors. And a new candidate for the Board of Supervisors.

Obama traffic guidance: Hollywood, Santa Monica, Burbank

obama-student4_mid.jpg The president arrives Thursday afternoon to do Jimmy Kimmel and a fundraiser, then stays overnight.

Report: Metro to tap Denver transit official as new boss*

PhilWashington-denver-rtd.jpg Phil Washington is currently general manager of Denver's Regional Transportation District.

Clinton Global Initiative versus the other CGI

cgi-vs-cgi.jpg Bruce Feirstein, the Los Angeles-based contributor to Vanity Fair, devotes this month's investigative VF chart to a compare-and-contrast.

Mayor Garcetti quietly launches 2017 reelection site

garcetti-2017-grab.jpg The mayor also filed the paperwork to begin raising money for 2017.

Garcetti spokesman Yusef Robb leaving City Hall

garcetti-yusef-robb.jpg Read the memo: The mayor's top spokesman is off "to pursue new opportunities."

Election fallout: Turnout anguish and Wesson's win

garcetti-martinez-office-si.jpg On the day after Tuesday's sleepy city election, everyone seems to be suddenly concerned that almost no one votes in Los Angeles anymore.

Councilman Huizar reelected without a fight *

greuel-huizar-guisados.jpg Councilwoman Nury Martinez also reelected and Marqueece Harris Dawson elected to LA City Council. One runoff awaits.

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?
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