Eric Garcetti

Entitled drivers are getting in the way of California’s climate change efforts

For all the talk in California about leading the world in fighting global warming and resisting President Trump’s climate-denial agenda, the state faces one powerful obstacle that limits its environmental activism: Touch their cars and Californians will revolt.<p>Any effort that limits, constrains or …

Climate

Start-up fund for affordable housing in LA doubles in size

<i>A site that was proposed for new affordable housing units in Huntington Beach.; Credit: Ashley Bailey/KPCC</i>Rina PaltaIn preparation for what could be …

Housing

Los Angeles mayor thinks city might have been better off with just Rams

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti said in a recent interview on <i>The Dan Patrick Show</i> that the city might have been better off embracing just one NFL team after a 22-year hiatus from professional football.<p>Los Angeles, of course, welcomed the Rams last season from St. Louis and the Chargers this season …

Sports

Our Way-Too-Early 2020 Democratic Primary Draft

Bookmark this to see how idiotic we look in four years.<p>In this week’s politics chat, we check in on the Democratic presidential field for 2020. The …

Elections

How California might have more say in the 2020 presidential race

California has the most people and more registered voters than any other state, the world’s sixth-largest economy and often, little influence over …

Elections

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti thinks the city doesn't really need the Chargers

The Chargers have begun their first season as a Los Angeles team (despite currently playing in Carson, CA), and a change in location hasn’t brought a …

Los Angeles

How Bernie Sanders is cultivating California for 2020

Bernie Sanders can’t get enough of California.<p>Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, barnstormed the Golden State ahead of the June 2016 …

Bernie Sanders

Mayor of Los Angeles says his city would've been happy with just the Rams

The L.A. mayor has something in common with Chargers fans in San Diego<p>If Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti had been in charge of NFL relocation, it doesn't sound like the Chargers would have ended up in his city.<p>During a recent interview on "The Dan Patrick Show," Garcetti was asked if L.A. might …

Football (U.S.)

Key California farm district rejects governor's tunnels plan

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A group of powerful California farmers pulled their support Tuesday for re-engineering the state's water system with a pair of massive, $16 billion tunnels in a decisive move that dealt a major blow to the project pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown.<p>The board of Westlands Water …

News (U.S.)

Los Angeles mayor doesn't even really want the Chargers

On just about every subject I’ll hear from fans who don’t agree with me, which is fine.<p>I’ve written often about how the Los Angeles Chargers’ …

Los Angeles Chargers

Democrats and Plutocrats

Silicon Valley megabucks may reshape the party’s policies in unexpected ways.<p>Editor’s Note: <i>This piece appears in the October 2, 2017 issue of</i> …

Conservative View

Bach lifts lid on 2024-2028 joint Olympics award

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach lifted the lid on how the joint award of the 2024-2028 Olympics came about here Monday, …

Sport (UK)

How California — yes, California — could make a Trump reelection more difficult

Politically speaking, President Trump hasn't had to worry much about in California, one the most liberal states in the nation. But that could soon change.<p>The state's Democratic-controlled legislature wrapped up its 2017 session Friday by sending three bills to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown (D) that …

Politics

California lawmakers greenlight early primary in 2020

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers, bidding to exert greater influence on the next presidential nominating contest, sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill early Saturday that would move the state’s 2020 primary election up three months to March.<p>If signed into law by Brown, the early primary could dramatically …

Politics

Mayor of Los Angeles Is a Dead-End Job

Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, now running to be the next governor of California, said the saddest thing ever at a reception in July (the …

Los Angeles

Creativity, timing and perseverence: How L.A. got the 2028 Olympics

The afternoon had turned uncomfortably hot in Qatar as the two men stepped outside, away from the crowds at an international sports assembly. They needed to speak in private.<p>Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and his companion on that November day in 2016 — Thomas Bach, president of the International …

Olympics