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Our recommendations in the grass-roots races on the ballot. Now it's up to you.

March 06, 2007

ENDORSEMENTS are listed in the order in which races appear on the ballot.

Los Angeles City Council

Voters in the city's seven even-numbered City Council districts and in District 7 will cast ballots. Incumbents in Districts 2, 4, 8, 10 and 12 are running unopposed except for some write-in campaigns; The Times offers no endorsements in any of those races. A special election is being held in District 7 to complete the term of Alex Padilla, who was elected to the state Senate last year.

The Times recommends:

District 6: Tony Cardenas

District 7: Monica Rodriguez

District 14: Jose Huizar

Los Angeles Community

College District

Voters who reside in the district, which includes and extends beyond the city of Los Angeles, will cast ballots for all four at-large seats.

The Times recommends:

Seat No. 1: Sylvia Scott-Hayes

Seat No. 3: Mona Field

Seat No. 5: Georgia L. Mercer

Seat No. 7: Warren T. Furutani

Los Angeles Unified School District

Board of Education

Voters will cast ballots in the odd-numbered districts, some of which extend beyond the boundaries of the city of Los Angeles.

The Times recommends:

District 1: Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte

District 3: Louis Pugliese

District 5: Yolie Flores Aguilar

District 7: Richard Vladovic

City of Los Angeles

Charter Amendment L: No

Charter Amendment M: Yes

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