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L.A. votes: Garcetti wins race for mayor

Posted May 21, 2013 by | 2 Comments | ]
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6:31 am: Eric Garcetti wins, Wendy Greuel concedes. Well, it happened in the wee dark hours (the LA Times posted its story at 3:27 am), but as Los Angeles wakes up Wednesday morning, the results are unambiguous: Eric Garcetti will become the next mayor of Los Angeles, succeeding Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who is termed out of office. The final count is Garcetti 54 percent …

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Today’s News: Mayoral candidates sprint to the finish; Race sets spending record; Poll says Feuer way ahead

Posted May 20, 2013 by | 1 Comment | ]
LA mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti, left, and Wendy Greuel

Election’s eve. Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel will be criss-crossing the city today in a last-dash effort to sway undecided voters. After two years of campaigning, the hard fought and expensive campaign for mayor of L.A. comes to an end tomorrow.
A new USC-L.A. Times poll gives Garcetti a seven-point lead over Greuel – 48 percent to 41 percent – with 11 percent of likely …

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Friday ‘House’ Mixer: So what are we being asked to vote for anyway?

Posted May 17, 2013 by | 6 Comments | ]
L to R: Warren Olney, Saul Gonzalez and Steve Chiotakis

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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Voter Guide: May 21st elections

Posted May 17, 2013 by | 13 Comments | ]
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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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Today’s News: Trutanich, Feuer battle to the wire; Federal oversight ends for LAPD; Powerball fever

Posted May 17, 2013 by | 9 Comments | ]
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Top prosecutor. The city attorney’s race came to “Which Way, L.A.?” last night as KCRW’s Warren Olney conducted separate interviews with the candidates in Tuesday’s run-off election. The incumbent, Carmen Trutanich – or “Nuch” as he’s commonly known – finds himself in an uphill battle to keep the job that he won in a surprise victory four years ago.
After pledging not to run for another …

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Today’s News: Sequester brings flight delays to LAX; Garcetti jumps ahead in mayor’s race; Trutanich lags

Posted April 22, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Slow going. Passengers headed to Southland airports today could be in for major delays. The Federal Aviation Administration says dozens of flights at LAX  were delayed on average by more than three hours yesterday, and today could be worse. Air-traffic controllers have started taking unpaid furlough days as a result of the federal budget cuts known as the sequester – meaning that fewer controllers …

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Today’s News: Support for tougher gun laws; Digital billboards; Who gets Dorner reward?

Posted March 22, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Guns poll. Californians are way out in front of the country as a whole when it comes to stricter gun controls. A new USC-Dornsife-L.A. Times poll finds Californians overwhelmingly favor a proposed federal ban on assault weapons, as well as restrictions on high-capacity magazines, background checks for ammunition purchases and rules requiring all gun owners to be registered and insured. One thing that Californians …

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Today’s News: Garcetti and Greuel in run-off; Feuer outpaces Trutanich; Voters reject sales tax hike

Posted March 6, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Mayor’s race. It’ll be either Eric Garcetti or Wendy Greuel sitting in the mayor’s chair come July. With all precincts reporting, City Councilman Garcetti and City Controller Greuel easily outpaced their opponents to clinch a spot in the May run-off election. Garcetti captured 32.9 percent of the vote to Greuel’s 29.2 percent yesterday. Businessman Kevin James, the sole Republican contender, finished third with 16.4 …

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Today’s News: Homeless’ property rights; Sheriffs vexed by long jail stays; Redistricting fight

Posted February 28, 2013 by | 14 Comments | ]
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Skid Row debate. Citing an immediate health hazard, attorneys for the city of L.A. plan to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to overturn rulings that prevent police from confiscating and destroying property homeless people leave on sidewalks. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich says allowing the homeless to store their belongings on sidewalks creates a health hazard. The way it stands now, …

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Candidates for L.A. City Attorney debate on Warren Olney’s WWLA

Posted February 26, 2013 by | 4 Comments | ]
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The Los Angeles City Attorney defends the city against civil lawsuits and prosecutes misdemeanor offenses.  He or she provides legal counsel to the mayor, the city council and departments and drafts all new laws and ordinances.  Three candidates joined Warren in the studio Monday night:  the incumbent Carmen Trutanich, Mike Feuer, who was termed out of the state assembly last year, and private attorney …

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Today’s News: ‘Occupy’ lawsuit; Gun safety; Bicycle sharing

Posted December 21, 2012 by | 2 Comments | ]
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Post-Occupied. A little more than a year after they were forcibly evicted from a City Hall park, Occupy L.A. protestors are suing the city and county of Los Angeles. The lawsuit says officials violated the plaintiffs First, Fourth and Fourteenth amendment rights to assembly, association and freedom from unlawful seizure. The Occupy demonstrators were rousted November 30th last year – two-and-a-half months after setting …

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Who is responsible for cleaning up LA’s foreclosed homes?

Posted July 17, 2012 by | 8 Comments | ]
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Who should be held responsible for cleaning up abandoned, foreclosed homes that have fallen into disrepair? That’s the question at the heart of a new lawsuit filed by Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich. In it, Trutanich essentially accuses U.S. Bank of being a slumlord for failing to maintain hundreds of properties it has foreclosed on. But the case is complicated by the tangled …

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Aftermath of California’s jungle primary

Posted June 6, 2012 by | 0 Comments | ]
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After yesterday’s election, has California lost its power to help the Democrats re-take control of the Congress? Is the “top two” process a success or a failure? Did this Blue State really say “No” to a tax on tobacco? With all that money and the endorsement of Governor Brown, how did LA City Attorney Carmen Trutanich fail to make the runoff for District Attorney? …

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The DA’s race and the challenges ahead

Posted May 31, 2012 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is considered the favorite heading into next week’s primary election for LA county DA, but he could be vulnerable.  Five other candidates are vying for the job, including top Deputy District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Deputy DA Danette Meyers. If no candidate can muster 50 percent of the vote, a run-off will be held in November. This is …

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Sizing up candidates in the DA race

Posted May 30, 2012 by | 9 Comments | ]
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The Los Angeles County District Attorney runs the largest agency of its kind in the nation, with 60,000 felony prosecutions each year. The best-known candidate is LA’s controversial City Attorney, who once promised not to run for the higher office. But when Steve Cooley announced he’d step down, Carmen Trutanich jumped into the race. With more money and more endorsements than the other five …

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Competing medical marijuana bans move forward

Posted May 30, 2012 by | 0 Comments | ]
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It’s been 16 years since California voters approved medical marijuana, creating a nightmare for cities all over the state. Any form of the drug is illegal under federal law, and the Obama administration has surprised them all with a selective crackdown.  We hear about LA’s latest effort to reconcile the risk of legal action with patient demand. Also, the “other five” candidates for Los …

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Carmen Trutanich and the race for District Attorney

Posted May 24, 2012 by | 2 Comments | ]
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When he ran for LA City Attorney, Carmen Trutanich promised he’d serve two terms. He said, if he ran for District Attorney, he’d take out a full-page ad in the LA Times saying, “I’m a Liar.” Well, there’s been no such ad, but Trutanich is running for DA, even though he hasn’t finished his first term as City Attorney. Name-recognition, his campaign war-chest and …

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California joins the federal housing settlement

Posted February 9, 2012 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Warren Olney interviews Kamala Harris on why she finally became one of 49 state attorneys general to sign on to a $26 billion settlement with five big banks negotiated by the Obama Administration. Also, LA City Attorney Carmen Trutanich announces a bid for District Attorney, and a Latin Jazz musician who’s protesting the dropping of his category, along with Gospel, Rhythm and Blues and …

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