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Gene Maddaus from the LA Weekly and Seema Mehta from the Los Angeles Times joined us for our conversation today.
The biggest question in our LA election post-mortem discussion centered on whether Eric Garcetti, who just won four years in Getty House, has the political chops to walk right into City Hall and start his show. The current-city councilman – who represents Hollywood, Echo Park and Silver Lake – will …
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Just a few more days before you go to the polls. Let’s review, shall we?
We’re in the final stretch, so here’s some information you need to know about the candidates and propositions before you punch, pull or bubble-in that ballot.
KCRW’s Warren Olney, host of Which Way, LA? and To The Point joined us, as did KCRW reporter Saul Gonzalez, who’s been covering some of the campaigns …
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On today’s Mixer, we welcomed Gene Maddaus from the LA Weekly and Howard Blume, the education reporter from the Los Angeles Times.
There are a couple of new polls that came out this week. One comes from the Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs at Cal State Los Angeles, showing 46% of likely voters backing Wendy Greuel and 45% who back Eric Garcetti.
Nine percent are still undecided.
The Cal State survey shows Greuel polls …
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The L.A. mayor’s race is entering the final-stretch run, with Monday being the final day to register to vote in the May 21 election. In today’s mixer: union money, endorsements, and the dangers of texting.
Our panelists: Hillel Aron, a contributing writer to the LA Weekly, and Kate Linthicum from the Los Angeles Times.
So what happened this week? Candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti, are …
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Another week has passed in LA politics and the race for mayor is getting uglier between City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel.
The runoff is Tuesday, May 21.
Both attacked each other’s integrity in Monday’s debate and now are running TV ads. Garcetti’s the newest entrant on the ‘boob tube’. (Can we even call it that anymore? There are no more tube TVs.)
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The LA mayor’s race kicks it up another notch (apologies to Emeril Lagasse). There’s new acrimony in the campaign to succeed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Gene Maddaus (LA Weekly) and Jim Rainey (Los Angeles Times) joined us for discussion on all the recent debates. There was one this week. Another tonight. There’s also one coming up Monday.
The candidates started the week keeping their campaigns low-key to …
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Los Angeles Mayoral candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti took a few shots at each other, but kept their ABC7 encounter mostly friendly last night.
In our Friday Mixer, Gene Maddaus (LA Weekly) and David Zahniser (Los Angeles Times) recap the back and forth. And wonder why education wasn’t mentioned much given the Greuel campaign’s desire to get Garcetti to attend an impromptu debate the …
The Dodgers’ $147 million man, Zack Greinke, won’t be pitching high-dollar baseball anytime soon. It’s hard to do that with a fractured collarbone.
The last pitch Greinke threw Thursday night at Petco Park in San Diego hit Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin on the upper arm. Enraged, Quentin charged the mound, the two players body slammed, threw punches at each other and, with the help of …
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Gene Maddaus (LA Weekly), Dakota Smith (LA Daily News) and I have talked a lot in recent weeks about how much the mayoral candidates are alike. Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti are both Democrats. They both espouse progressive views, to match the electorate each hopes to serve.
But until recently, the only difference highlighted between the two was the fact that Wendy Greuel seems to …
It may be the chilly month of January, but air quality monitors are asking residents not to start fires in their wood-burning fireplaces.
There’s a ‘No-Burn Alert’ in effect for tomorrow in parts of L.A. and Orange Counties because of unhealthy air quality in the region.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District says fireplace owners should refrain from burning wood from midnight tonight through midnight …
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Looking to do a bit of star-gazing at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards?
Starting today you’ll get a chance to bid for seats along the red carpet. SAG’s bleacher seat auction begins tonight at 6 p.m., and continues through Sunday, January 13.
Up for grabs are 135 seats in the bleachers outside the Shrine Auditorium. Proceeds will benefit several SAG Foundation programs — including …
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Monday’s the last day to register to vote in the November 6th presidential election. And Los Angeles County registrar workers will be staffing registration tables at more than a dozen locations to encourage people to sign up.
State and county officials say with the launch of online registration, there’s no excuse not to register to vote. But there are a lot of folks who haven’t. …
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In the western part of Los Angeles County known as “Silicon Beach”, there’s a race for space. Space, as in ether. As in technology companies that utilize broadband to incubate, inform and – yes, it is L.A. – entertain. And space, as in location to put all those companies. With nearly 620 startup tech firms, mainly on the Westside – according to Represent L.A. …