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The Swamp( Chicago Tribune photo by Zbigniew Bzdak ) by Frank James We're all waiting for President-elect Obama's first post-election press conference this afternoon at 2:30 pm Eastern Time. Before that press conference, which will be held at the Hilton......
The Swamp(This posting has changed since it was was originally posted.) by Frank James Even as President Barack Obama told the nation's mayors they now have a friend in the White House, he warned that he would use the "full power"......
Spin CycleFrom the L.A. Times on Saturday: An investigation of alleged pension-fund improprieties that already has entangled New York state officials, a key Obama advisor and a well-connected political consultant has now reached a Los Angeles agency that invests...
Reality CheckGreetings and salutations, PR fans. Before we get to the penultimate episode of Project Runway: 90210, a brief apology from me, your master of blogging ceremonies, Kevin Van Valkenburg. My 'other' writing job (sports) and a tragic TiVo malfunction...
The SwampIt's her Destiny to perform at tonight's dinner: Beyonce at the Grammy Awards in January. (LA Times/Jay Clendenin) by Katherine Skiba And the prize goes to: Beyonce. The Grammy award-winning superstar will perform Wednesday night on the South Lawn......
The struggle to expand the Los Angeles Police Department to 10,000 officers has occupied three mayors over two decades. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has brought the department right to the verge of that benchmark — the force today numbers 9,824...
As the campaign for mayor of Los Angeles has played out over the last two years, the complaints I've heard most often are that none of the candidates has reached for big ideas, that the field has lacked big personalities and that the two finalists are...
I think it's fair to say that the men sitting across the table from me Monday afternoon were not terribly happy with my recent work. Bob Schoonover, president of Service Employees International Union, Local 721, and Art Sweatman, a shop steward and tree...
I couldn't have imagined saying this a few years ago, but I wish Antonio Villaraigosa could run again for mayor of Los Angeles. You can look at broken promises and judge the mayor a flop: too many potholes, and not enough cops. But I think his...
It's fun for mayoral candidates to imagine eliminating potholes or building new trains to link the Valley to the Westside. It's not hard to support a spiffed-up LAX (really, what's hard to believe is that it's taken this long) or legions of new police...
The complaint I hear most often about this race for mayor of Los Angeles is that the candidates, Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilman Eric Garcetti, spend too much time talking in generalities without providing details about what they'd do. But when...
Tags: Interior Policy, Politics, Wendy Greuel, Jim Newton, Elections
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa delivered his final State of the City address last week, and as these speeches go, it was fairly typical. He boasted of progress in environmental protection and public safety, both genuine hallmarks of his work and legitimate...
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