Where Los Angeles’ Political Candidates Get ‘Free Money’

The city's matching funds program is meant to level the playing field for less-affluent candidates who want to run in city elections—and to give small donations more power
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L.A. Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas Indicted on Federal Charges

Investigators dig into the relationship between the longtime lawmaker and the USC School of Social Work
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This May Be the Reason You Haven’t Gotten a Parking Ticket in a While

The city of Los Angeles has been giving out less parking tickets as of late because they haven't been able to hire enough enforcement officers
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Late Councilman Tom LaBonge Is Still Inspiring People to Make L.A. a Better Place

During the inaugural Tom LaBonge Day of Service on Saturday, cleanups at five locations honor a figure known for his deep love of Los Angeles
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For Los Angeles Public Safety Personnel, Could It Be the Jab or the Job?

A police commissioner had harsh words for cops who've refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19—but when will elected officials bring the heat?
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‘I Feel My City Is in a Crisis’: Karen Bass Opens Up About Her Mayoral Run

In a conversation with Los Angeles magazine on Friday, the U.S. Rep discussed how she'll tackle what ails L.A.
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Is Nithya Raman About to Lose Her Seat?

The councilwoman may lose 70 percent of her district if a controversial redistricting plan moves ahead
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Still in the Dark About the DWP Scandal? Here’s a Primer

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power corruption saga has been in the news again recently. Let's get caught up
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‘I’m an Outsider with Insider Experience’: A New Candidate Jumps into the Race for Mayor

Jessica Lall, CEO of the Central City Association and a working mom, is the first major non-City Hall candidate to throw her hat in the ring
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Can a Blustery Former Cop Become L.A.’s Next Mayor?

Controversial councilman Joe Buscaino has emerged as a surprisingly strong contender in the 2022 mayoral race. Will he be L.A.’s answer to New York City’s Eric Adams, or will progressives take him out?