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Tom and Charles Calderon have fundraising committees, but their plans may be affected by an FBI investigation into Ron Calderon, who's eyeing a return to the Assembly.
Two individuals who reimbursed others' donations to Antonio Villaraigosa's 2009 campaign were ordered to pay fines for campaign money laundering.
A school board member says police found materials to make pipe bombs when alleged Santa Monica shooter John Zawahri was in high school.
As weapons used to kill five individuals are examined at a crime lab, questions remain about where John Zawahri got the weapons and whether they were legal.
Former two-time Mayor Omar Bradley faces Aja Brown, a planning consultant. Bradley proposes a broad youth employment program, Brown wants to re-write city zoning.
Computer coders compete to create apps to improve life in LA. Winner gets $20,000 in cash and tech prizes. Boyle Heights chosen over trendy Westside tech hotspots.
Records from more than 50 religious orders will be made public by Sept. 10. The files were part of litigation already settled by the Los Angeles Archdiocese.
One of the lowest turnout voting precincts in the city sits in the shadow of the massive 105/110 freeway connector.
But an expert who has studied LA's process says the city could speed things up by counting votes at polling places.
Compton's Deputy Fire Chief Marcel Melanson pled not guilty to arson, grand theft, and embezzlement charges Friday in a Los Angeles Superior Court.
The spending by independent groups in the District 9 race is approaching a record. The district had the lowest turnout of any council race in the March 5 primary.
Most of the money goes to the usual TV, radio and mail ads, but a significant amount is paying for a street-level person-to-person campaign.
Eric Garcetti's campaign may be saving for late ad buys, but it could be countered by independent committees that are backing Wendy Greuel.
Park Geun-hye, after visiting President Obama in Washington this week, came to Los Angeles, home to the largest community of Koreans outside her nation.
Residents have watched city parks lose a third of their budget in recent years and want the next mayor to restore recreational facilities.