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How José Huizar Became Embroiled in the Worst Corruption Scandal in Almost a Century

Inside the downfall of one of the city's most charismatic politicos
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The City Hall Corruption Scandal Just Got Even More Intriguing. Here’s What You Need to Know

As new allegations come to light and new suspects are named, a look at the present and potential future of the DOJ’s sprawling "Operation Casino Loyale"
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L.A. City Council Approves a Controversial Anti-Camping Ordinance

Lawmakers are attempting to get a handle on the city's encampments by allowing case-by-case enforcement in sensitive areas, and homeless advocates are concerned
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What Now? With a Mayor on the Way Out, L.A. Plunges Into the Great Unknown

A leadership void when Eric Garcetti goes to India could have serious repercussions for the city

L.A. Councilman Proposes Making Racially Biased 911 Calls Illegal

Councilman Curren Price cited the case of ’Central Park Karen’ Amy Cooper when he introduced the legislation
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It’s Official: Biden Taps L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti for India Ambassadorship

After eight years in office, L.A.’s mayor is poised to take an ambassadorship, leaving a void in city hall
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The Garcetti-to-India Waiting Game Has Pushed L.A. into Political Purgatory

Two months after rumors of an ambassadorship started circulating, Los Angeles still doesn't know if its mayor will stay or go—and that uncertainty could have ramifications

LAPD Officers Are About to Get a Raise—but How Much Do They Make to Begin With?

As L.A. declares a fiscal emergency and moves to furlough thousands of city workers, a look at the police department's big salary budget
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From the Crime Rate to Councilman Lunches, All of the Public Info You Had No Idea You Could Access

Ever want to take a deeper look at what's going on in city politics, and where money is going and flowing? So much info is at your fingertips if you know where to look
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How Some City Leaders Keep Piles of Cash Flowing to Their Favored Causes

Since 2000, local pols have propelled a staggering $117 million in so-called 'behested payments.' Here's a breakdown of where that cash is coming from and where it's going