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Garcetti works blue as Kings celebrate Stanley Cup

Posted June 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | ]
Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Victory Parade

Thousands of fans poured into downtown Los Angeles for a parade and rally to salute the Stanley Cup champion L.A. Kings. The hockey players drew the biggest cheers, but L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti generated the most buzz when he let an “F-bomb” fly during the celebration. Garcetti’s expletive got a roar from the crowd and some Kings players. But not everyone was thrilled with …

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Students from 16 L.A. schools on bus in deadly crash

Posted April 11, 2014 by | 3 Comments | ]
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A 10th person has died this morning from injuries suffered in a horrific crash in Northern California involving a bus carrying L.A. high school students. The CHP says a Fed-Ex truck crossed the median on Interstate 5 north of the town of Orland, hitting the bus head on and igniting a huge explosion and fire. The dead include five students, three adult chaperones and …

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Tens of thousands hit the street for Wilshire CicLavia

Posted April 7, 2014 by | 1 Comment | ]
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The weather was gorgeous and the riders came out in force for L.A.’s 9th CycLavia event. No one knows for sure how many people hopped on their biked or skates to join to the fun yesterday, but organizers say turnout was higher than the last time the event was held on Wilshire Boulevard a year ago. The event covered six miles of Wilshire between …

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Freezing termperatures taking a toll on the homeless

Posted December 9, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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The blast of Arctic air putting California in a cold freeze is responsible for the deaths of at least four homeless people in the Bay Area and has damaged part of the state’s citrus crop. Overnight temperatures dipped into the 30s in L.A. and were much lower in other areas. Temperatures are expected to rise a bit today and tomorrow, but the chill will …

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Who are the leaders in your community?

Posted November 19, 2013 by | 2 Comments | ]
Los Angeles is a city of 10 million, but who really gets things done? (Photo: Mike Finkelstein/ Flickr/ Creative Commons)

Who is LA’s unofficial mayor?
Is it Brigham Yen of DTLA Rising, who one listener says is “the unofficial yet inspiring mayor?” Or as KCRW listener, Morgan Hall, suggested, her  neighbor, Jonathan? “He is always in the know about new businesses opening in the neighborhood, supporting clean up crews, reporting pot holes, getting street lights adjusted, helping out anybody in need with a tool, a jump, a smile,” …

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New DWP pact includes pay and pension concessions; Echo Park gang injunction goes ahead; Fracking fracas

Posted August 22, 2013 by | 18 Comments | ]
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DWP deal. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the L.A. City Council have reached agreement on a new-four deal with the union representing DWP workers. The proposed contract calls for significant concessions by employees of the city-owned utility.
The new labor pact covers about eight-thousand Department of Water and Power employees. It postpones a two-percent raise that was due to go into effect October 1st for …

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Filner preparing City Hall comeback amid recall drive; Coastal Commission power play; Mulling L.A.’s murals

Posted August 19, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
Official portrait of Bob Filner, mayor of San Diego

Filner saga. Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is expected to return to work either today or tomorrow after two weeks of behavioral therapy. Protestors will be waiting for the mayor, who’s accused of sexually harassing more than a dozen women and committing other offenses.
A petition drive to recall Filner launched yesterday. Backers have an uphill battle on their hands. They need to collect …

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Mayor Eric Garcetti: ‘We’re too great of a city not to be cutting edge’

Posted July 9, 2013 by | 3 Comments | ]
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KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis talked with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti yesterday on his second Monday on the job at City Hall. Garcetti told department heads and other top officers in the city that they would need to reapply for their jobs.
The mayor gathered more than three dozen general managers and executive directors Monday morning – including the L.A. Fire Chief and the city’s Administrative …

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SMC graduation to double as memorial; Governor prevails in budget battle; Killer gets ‘death’

Posted June 11, 2013 by | 1 Comment | ]
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Mourning. College graduation is a joyous event. But today’s ceremony at Santa Monica College will be tinged with sadness as the commencement doubles as a memorial to victims of last Friday’s shooting rampage.
A vigil was held on the campus last night. Shortly before 6 pm, people began assembling outside the college library. That’s where the shooter, John Zawahri, ended his killing spree. A makeshift …

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Today’s News: Rams great Deacon Jones dies at 74; Compton vote; Ex-congressman ending prison term

Posted June 4, 2013 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Mr. Jones. Deacon Jones – considered by many to be the greatest player ever to suit up for the Los Angeles Rams football team – had died of natural causes at home in Anaheim Hills. He was 74.
 The Hall-of-Famer played for the Rams from 1961 to 1971 and later for the San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins. He was twice named the NFL’s top …

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Today’s news: Openly gay athlete debuts with Galaxy; Ceremonies to honor Southern California’s war dead

Posted May 27, 2013 by | 4 Comments | ]
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Football forward. The L.A. Galaxy’s newest player made sports history during last night’s win over the Seattle Sounders at the Home Depot Center in Carson. And all Robbie Rogers had to do was step on the field.
When Rogers entered the match in the 77th minute, he became the first openly gay male athlete to play in a major American team sport. Rogers, who’s 26, …

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Today’s News: California unveils Obamacare coverage; Leimert Park gets light rail station; Clean(er) beaches

Posted May 24, 2013 by | 11 Comments | ]
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Obamacare. California has taken a big step toward compliance with Obamacare. The state’s new health insurance exchange has announced the plans – and the prices – that will be offered to those seeking individual insurance policies under the federal healthcare law.
As many as five million uninsured Californians are expected to seek coverage when Obamacare takes effect next year. The exchange will begin enrolling customers …

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Today’s News: Full plate of labor issues awaits Garcetti; Valley was critical in mayor’s race; Missing Newport art

Posted May 23, 2013 by | 8 Comments | ]
Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti talks to the press the day after his election

Garcetti’s challenge. L.A. Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti will meet today with the man he’ll be taking over from on July 1st. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa calls Garcetti “a true leader”and says he trusts him to guide the city into a bright future.”
Garcetti is going to have some sensitive issues to deal with when he moves into the mayor’s office. At the top of the list, salaries …

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Today’s News: Eric Garcetti will be L.A.’s next mayor; Feuer blows out Trutanich; Controller race to Galperin

Posted May 22, 2013 by | 2 Comments | ]
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Mayor. Eric Garcetti will be L.A.’s youngest mayor in more than a century.
With every precinct in the city reporting, the 42-year-old City Councilman has 54 percent of the vote, to 46 percent for City Controller Wendy Greuel. Greuel called Garcetti to concede around 2 this morning, and she’ll make it official later today.
The mayoral race generated a record $33 million in spending and dragged …

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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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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 | 8 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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Why Los Angeles residents don’t vote

Posted May 16, 2013 by | 3 Comments | ]
Los Angeles voter Amanda Sutton casts a ballot in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. Photo by Avishay Artsy

Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday to vote for the next mayor of Los Angeles and several other key offices. But will there be a flood of ballots, or merely a trickle?
Used to be, a lot more votes were cast in L.A. during big city elections. Here we are on the cusp of selecting a new mayor for the second most populous …

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Today’s News: Mayor’s race is going down to the wire

Posted May 10, 2013 by | 3 Comments | ]
Eric Garcetti (L) and Wendy Greuel (R) celebrate after winning a place in the May mayoral election.

Neck and neck. A new poll finds a virtual dead heat in the L.A. mayor’s race with less than two weeks to go before Election Day.
The results are good news for Wendy Greuel. The City Controller trailed in earlier surveys, but the new poll by the Pat Brown Institute at Cal State L.A. gives her a one-point lead over City Councilman Eric Garcetti – …

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Today’s News: Foes say fight over rail yard isn’t done

Posted May 9, 2013 by | 3 Comments | ]
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Green light for rail yard. Depending on whom you ask, the $500 million port railway yard that’s planned four miles from the docks will either solidify the local ports’ position as the key West Coast hub for international shippers and reduce pollution – or unnecessarily put tens of thousands of South Bay residents at risk of noxious emissions.
Despite objections from environmental groups and neighboring …

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