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LA's no drama water boss

bill-300.jpg Marcie Edwards, Los Angeles' water boss, gives an audience no sense of the calamitous nature of the drought. But maybe that’s as it should be.
Thumbnail image for homeless-pico-closer.jpg On the eve of his second anniversary in office, the mayor faces a test on the homeless issue. He changed his tune last night on Warren Olney's show.

Tuesday news and notes

rock-yard-soqui-law.jpg Parks and LaBonge check out of the City Council. SCOTUS to take on labor union fees. Gravel yards. Much more politics, media and place.

Marriage for all now the law of the land

Supreme Court decides 5-4 that Americans do have a basic right to marry and that states can't single out same-sex couples.

Academy museum in Miracle Mile gets OK from the City Council

academy-museum-ball.jpg The 13-0 vote allows construction to begin soon at the former May Co. building at Wilshire and Fairfax.

Obamacare subsidies legal, Supreme Court rules

scotus-aca-nyt.jpg In a 6-3 decision with the majority opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Supreme Court ruled it was clear that Congress intended for healthcare tax credits to be available in all states.

Three deputy sheriffs convicted in jail beating and cover-up

jail-cell.jpg Two other deputies took previous plea deals and testified. This is the case of the jail visitor who was beaten up.
bradbury-bookends-325.jpg UCLA and the Sean Combs arrest. Minimum wage, homeless camps and farewell to Tom LaBonge at City Hall. Plus more.

Monday news and notes

obama-maron-garage.jpg Catching up with a plethora of items on politics, media and place including news this morning from the Supreme Court.
sarah-dusseault-fb.jpg Sarah Dusseault is fresh off guiding the unsuccessful supervisor campaign of Bobby Shriver.
air-force-one-pictures.jpg The LAPD's street closure guidance for today and Friday stretches from Pacific Palisades to Pasadena and Highland Park.

City of Carson acts out again

jim-dear-carson-grab.jpg Jim Dear, the former mayor, walked out of last night's city council meeting after an "incoherent rant" that included a "Lord of the Flies" reference.

Kuehl proposes a county minimum wage

hall-of-admin-sign.jpg The measure, which could come up next week, seeks to have LA County follow the city of Los Angeles in imposing a new, higher minimum wage.

Mayor Garcetti on defensive about DC fundraising trip

garcetti-protesters-getty-house.jpg The City Hall press corps seems to be tiring of the mayor's style.
hillary-sign-sabo.jpg Obama gets here mid-afternoon Thursday and Clinton has at least three local fundraisers the next day.
garcetti-protesters-getty-house.jpg The mayor left the city at a tense moment for a Georgetown fundraiser, then obfuscated in the face of questions by the Times.

Monday news and notes

taix.jpg Politics, media, books and place for a new week, plus a couple of tweets.

DWP image takes another hit

owens-valley-dwp-trucks-lao.jpg A retired video technician is charged with steering $4 million in contracts to friends and back to himself.

Not a parody: Stories on Nikki Finke's politics

nikki-finke-2015.jpg Sure, you don't care and nobody you know in LA cares, but Page Six and Politico do care what Finke thinks about the presidential derby and who she has voted for.

Mendoza plan could help elect an Asian American supervisor

bill-300.jpg With David Ryu, a Korean American, just elected to the Los Angeles City Council, attention should now turn to putting an Asian American on the county board of supervisors.
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