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There’s a Lot of Noise Around New Councilwoman Traci Park

Cityside Column: The Westside rep takes on homelessness, counts an ally in Mayor Karen Bass, and also has a lot of vocal opponents

Threatened Tenants Want the Head of the L.A. Housing Department Out

Ann Sewill is not supporting residents of affordable housing, who are protesting amid intimidation by landlords: “We are an annoyance, a kind of obstacle to her”

Corruption Trial of Suspended Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas Begins in L.A.

In April 2018, the career politician allegedly arranged a bribe with the former dean of the University of Southern California’s social work school to benefit his son

Ex-Los Angeles Councilman’s Covert Bathroom Meeting Heard at Trial

George Esparza, Huizar’s longtime assistant, took the stand ]as a prosecution witness in the federal corruption trial of ex-L.A. deputy mayor Raymond Chan
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L.A. City Council Members Want to Protect Renters With Right to An Eviction Attorney

Approximately 86% of tenants who show up to court with a lawyer remain housed, according to the proposed measure

The Kevin de León Drama Is Now a Battle to Reshape L.A. Politics

Cityside Column: A physical confrontation and angry crowds throw city politics over the top rope in what could end with a brutal recall election

Caught on Camera: Councilman de León’s Xmas Tree-Lighting Brawl

A fracas at a holiday event for kids led to an aggressive protestor getting up in Kevin de León’s face—which then led to an Xmas beatdown

LAPD Serves Warrants in Search of City Hall Race Scandal Snitch

Meanwhile, protesters once again interrupted the City Council meeting, calling for council members De León and Gil Cedillo to resign

McWhorter, Loury Say Stop Feining Shock at L.A. Council Race Scandal

Contrarian scholars John McWhorter and Glenn Loury explored how much of the council backlash was just pure performance

Paul Krekorian Wins City Council Presidency Then Promises to Diminish Its Power

Cityside Column: With the city still reeling, we will have to wait and see if the new council president will end the "era of unilateral decision-making”