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Listen: Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti debate

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With just a few weeks left until Election Day, it’s time to get beyond the campaign rhetoric and 30-second commercials in the race for mayor of Los Angeles. Candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti visited Zócalo for a live debate, taking questions on everything from education to pension reform to why the campaign has gotten so negative.
 
Warren Olney hosted.

You can hear the whole thing here and …

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Voter Guide: May 21st elections

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Did you know that L.A. has more than 2 million eligible voters, but that 1.6 million of them are expected to skip the election on Tuesday? This means that you, dear voter, have a lot of responsibility.
When to Vote:
Polls are open from 7AM – 8PM on Tuesday, May 21st.
Where to Vote:
Find your polling place and a sample ballot here.
Wendy Greuel vs. Eric Garcetti:
Angelenos will finally …

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Race for Mayor: Eric Garcetti

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In the weeks leading up to the March 5th primary, Which Way, LA? is talking to each of the five leading candidates for Mayor. Find more here: kcrw.com/raceformayor. 
LA Mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti talked to KCRW about his favorite spot in Elysian park, where you feel the “best of the city.” His favorite song? El Lay by Los Illegals. It’s a “great song from a great era that …

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LA Observed: Endorsements roll in for mayor’s race

LA’s mayoral primary is two weeks from tomorrow, and some of the candidates are kicking it into higher gear with endorsements and money from Hollywood big shots, newspapers and even the loathed former Dodger owner.
Kevin Roderick is with us from LA Observed as he is every Monday with a look at the race and those who are throwing their weight around.

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Friday Mixer: IBEW, Riordan, and Latinos

The Los Angeles mayoral primary is two weeks from Tuesday, and the campaigns of the five main candidates are reaching for as many votes as they can. Vying to replace Antonio Villaraigosa, who’s termed out of office.
Gene Maddaus reports for LA Weekly, and Mary Melton is editor-in-chief of Los Angeles magazine. They join KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis for our weekly Friday Mixer.
They discussed IBEW Local …

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Race for Mayor: Jan Perry

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In the weeks leading up to the March 5th primary, Which Way, LA? is talking to each of the five leading candidates for Mayor. Find more here: kcrw.com/raceformayor. 
KCRW’s Saul Gonzalez caught up with Jan Perry in her field office after a day of campaigning. Perry said her favorite place to go in Los Angeles is the Wetlands at Slauson and Compton. Her hobbies include ballroom dancing …

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A long look at Wendy Greuel

Wendy Greuel makes the cover of the LA Weekly

Mayoral candidate and City Controller Wendy Greuel makes the front cover of the LA Weekly this week. The story by Gene Maddaus, a regular on our Friday mixer segment, talks about Greuel’s connection to some of the city’s most powerful unions and how that might come back to bite her on March 5. Greuel is one of the leading candidates for mayor, along with …

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Race for Mayor: Emanuel Pleitez

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In the weeks leading up to the March 5th primary, Which Way, LA? is talking to each of the five leading candidates for Mayor. Find more here: kcrw.com/raceformayor. 
Emanuel Pleitz’s favorite place in Los Angeles is El Sereno park. “That’s where I grew up,” he told KCRW’s Saul Gonzalez, “and when i get to the top I can see the whole city, and it’s not on …

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Friday mixer: The sales tax and the mayor’s race

The primary election for mayor of Los Angeles is now less than a month away. The two top vote-getters will then run against each other in the May 21 citywide election.
KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis hosts this week’s Friday Mixer with Gene Maddaus of the LA Weekly and Dakota Smith with the LA Daily News.
They discuss star-studded fundraisers, snarky bets between candidates, and how candidates oppose …

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Friday mixer: Running for mayor of Los Angeles

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The primary election in the race for mayor is a month away – but the campaign isn’t getting much traction with voters. Is it the candidates? Is it the issues – or lack thereof? And what’s next for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa?
KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis sat down with city reporters Gene Maddaus and Dakota Smith to get some answers.
 
Steve Chiotakis: All right, happy Friday to you …

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