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The Redistricting Process Is a Cartographic Murphy’s Law

It seems like everyone is up in arms as the council takes over the once-a-decade redrawing of political boundaries
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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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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?
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Jose Huizar’s Attorneys Are Seeking to Get the Former Councilman’s Corruption Case Thrown Out

A motion for dismissal reported on this week argues that the case against the so-called 'evangelist for robust development' is 'overbroad'
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How Are the City Council Races Shaping Up? An Early Look at the Fundraising Figures

Part two of our deep dive into candidate cash flow explores city council races across town
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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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Joe Buscaino Positions Himself as the ‘Clean Streets’ Candidate for L.A. Mayor

The cop-turned-councilman drops an ad a year before Election Day and plays the public safety card
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Councilman and Former LAPD Officer Joe Buscaino Jumps Into the Mayor’s Race

The District 15 rep says he wants to lead Los Angeles through a ‘state of emergency’
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An Inside Look at L.A.’s Big City Council Change-Up

A full 20 percent of the panel is turning over in a short time period, and Mark Ridley-Thomas, Kevin de León. and Nithya Raman bring high expectations to the job
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City Council Tables Its Anti-Homeless Encampment Ordinance—For Now

A proposal that would effectively criminalize sleeping outside is being put on hold amid outcry and a lack of housing, but further consideration is expected soon