Yesterday's election brought no big surprises, at least in the mayor's race. City councilman Eric Garcetti and city controller Wendy Greuel took the lead in competition, and the two will now face off against each other in the runoff election, scheduled for May 21. KPCC's politics reporter Alice Walton joins the show to fill us in on the outcome of Measure A and more.
It's time to get a get a little exercise and take a run through the world of sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky. They've covered the Los Angeles sports scene for over a decade for the Times and ESPN.
Come May 21st, there will be two names on the ballot to become the next mayor of Los Angeles: City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel. Neither candidate captured a majority of the vote. Garcetti won 33 percent of the vote last night and the Greuel won 29 percent.
In an interview published earlier this week, he defends his handling of the sexual abuse scandal that has tainted his legacy. Here with an update on what Mahony is saying is Barbie Latza Nadeau, Rome correspondent for the Daily Beast.
Journalist Rory Carroll spent six years observing and writing about Chavez as Latin America correspondent for The Guardian. He's just published a book, "Comandante: Hugo Chavez's Venezuela," about the late president.