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March 5, 2009 | Maeve Reston
The morning after he was forced into a runoff election for city attorney, City Councilman Jack Weiss said his first-place finish gave him a "flattering feeling." But outside City Hall, a number of political experts were surprised by Weiss' 36% showing citywide -- given that he began running long before the other candidates, spent $1.7 million and had a nearly 2-to-1 cash advantage over his runoff opponent, Harbor City defense attorney Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich.
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March 29, 2013 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Longtime Westside leader Barbara Broide said she quickly grew suspicious of a telephone call she received a few days ago. After giving his first name and that of an independent group supporting Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich's reelection, the caller dropped a political bombshell: Broide said he told her that former lawmaker Mike Feuer, Trutanich's opponent in the May 21 runoff, had promised to hire former City Councilman Jack Weiss - a hot-button figure to some Westside voters - as his chief of staff if Feuer won. That seemed preposterous to Broide and some others who heard similar rumors from the independent campaign group or in emails or phone calls from individuals backing Trutanich.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five candidates for Los Angeles' 5th City Council District called Friday for Police Chief Bernard C. Parks to be replaced as part of an effort to restore the credibility of the department. Other candidates, including former state Sen. Tom Hayden and former federal prosecutor Jack Weiss, also criticized the chief but did not call for his replacement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2011 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
A campaign fundraiser for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been charged with illegally funneling $26,000 in contributions to the mayor and former City Councilman Jack Weiss, according to a five-count grand jury indictment unsealed Friday. Prosecutors with the Los Angeles County district attorney's office contend that Koreatown real estate developer Alexander Hugh, 62, worked with Annette Lee, 44, to have employees at Lee's escrow company give donations of $1,000 or more to the campaigns of Villaraigosa and Weiss.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His goatee is suffused with gray and his manner is less confrontational, but former student agitator turned maverick legislator Tom Hayden has shown during his campaign for the Los Angeles City Council that he still has the ability to rile, and to be riled.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Falling further behind in the race for money, Tom Hayden announced Thursday he will loan his campaign another $150,000 in the race for the 5th District seat on the Los Angeles City Council. A former state senator and a national political figure, Hayden said he would make the loan before the March 10 cutoff date for doing so. "Fundraising will continue to assure repayment of the loan, with approximately 20 events scheduled in the next few weeks," Hayden said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2009 | Phil Willon and Maeve Reston
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and two of his closest political allies have outpaced their opponents in fundraising for the March 3 primary election, city campaign finance records show. Villaraigosa has raised more than $2.7 million for his reelection campaign. The closest of his nine challengers, business trial lawyer Walter Moore, collected $127,901 in 2008.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
City Clerk Frank Martinez said that a recall notice had been improperly served on Councilman Jack Weiss on Tuesday. The recall notice was left at the front desk of Weiss' office. It had the wrong date and lacked proof of service, Martinez said. The recall effort is spearheaded by several Westside homeowners. Elijah May, a spokesman for the campaign, said the campaign planned to re-serve the notice.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The county Federation of Labor decided this week not to endorse City Councilman Jack Weiss for reelection. The decision came after leaders of building trades unions objected to his vote against large construction projects, including an $11-billion expansion of Los Angeles International Airport. A committee of the Federation of Labor had recommended an endorsement of Weiss.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Westside homeowners whose attempt last week to launch a recall campaign against Councilman Jack Weiss fell short served him notice again Wednesday. Weiss has 14 days to issue a written response. In all likelihood, that means that the recall committee can begin in late June trying to gather the nearly 23,000 signatures needed to force an election. The committee includes Mike Eveloff, Tract 7260 Homeowners Assn. president.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2009 | David Zahniser
The hotly contested race to replace Los Angeles Councilman Jack Weiss in a Westside-to-Encino district could be summed up in three words: insider versus outsider. An array of City Hall players have lined up behind former State Assemblyman Paul Koretz as he seeks the edge over neighborhood council member David T. Vahedi in Tuesday's election for the 5th District. Eleven of 15 council members have endorsed Koretz. Veteran lobbyist Harvey Englander opened his home for a fundraiser.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2009 | David Zahniser and Maeve Reston
In the four years since he became mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa has thrown his weight behind an array of politicians and would-be officeholders, working to elect candidates to the school board, the Legislature and even president of the United States. But Tuesday's election may present the greatest test to his clout, as he pushes for his closest ally at City Hall, Councilman Jack Weiss, to defeat former prosecutor Carmen Trutanich in the competitive race for city attorney.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2009 | Maeve Reston
The race for Los Angeles city attorney has involved an increasingly bitter exchange of charges between the two candidates. City Councilman Jack Weiss has hammered at his opponent, defense lawyer Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich, for refusing to disclose the names of his law firm's clients. Trutanich has fired back by repeatedly questioning Weiss' ethics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2009 | Maeve Reston
The morning after he was forced into a runoff election for city attorney, City Councilman Jack Weiss said his first-place finish gave him a "flattering feeling." But outside City Hall, a number of political experts were surprised by Weiss' 36% showing citywide -- given that he began running long before the other candidates, spent $1.7 million and had a nearly 2-to-1 cash advantage over his runoff opponent, Harbor City defense attorney Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2009 | David Zahniser and Phil Willon
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa handily won his reelection bid. Whether he secured the type of bounce needed to catapult him into a 2010 race for governor is another matter entirely. With nine little-known challengers running against him, Villaraigosa secured 55.6% of the vote on election night -- a solid win but hardly a blowout. Those numbers were a clear message from voters, said City Controller Laura Chick: They want the mayor to focus more attention on his job.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2009 | David Zahniser
Of the 363 lobbyists who worked the corridors of Los Angeles City Hall last year, no one took the city to court more than Benjamin Reznik. By his own calculation, the veteran land-use lawyer and lobbyist has filed more than 150 lawsuits against the city's boards, commissions and elected officials over the course of his 32-year career, more than any of his peers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2005 | From Times Staff Wire Reports
A state administrative law judge has recommended that a proposed fine against Councilman Jack Weiss for violations of city ethics laws be lowered from $25,200 to $6,000. The city's Ethics Commission has accused Weiss of 40 violations, including failure to submit on a timely basis mailers from his 2001 campaign and expense reports from his office account. Judge Timothy S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
Petitions to recall Councilman Jack Weiss circulated in the 5th District over the weekend, according to recall spokesman Elijah May. Recall backers have accused Weiss of being too pro-development. Under city rules, the recall effort has 120 days -- until Oct. 18 -- to gather 22,743 signatures of registered voters needed to force a recall election. The 5th District includes Century City, Cheviot Hills, Westwood, the Fairfax District and Sherman Oaks, among other communities.
OPINION
February 21, 2009
More than half of the Los Angeles City Council's seats are up for election on the March 3 ballot, but only in the 5th District, where Jack Weiss is leaving to run for city attorney, is the outcome in serious question. Six candidates are vying for Weiss' job. All are well funded and well connected, and all have at least a shot at landing a spot in a May 19 runoff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2009 | David Zahniser
Who is the mystery sign stealer in the District 5 Los Angeles City Council race? That was the hot topic Thursday in the Westside district where six candidates are seeking to replace Councilman Jack Weiss in the March 3 election. One of those candidates, neighborhood council member David T. Vahedi, said he grew tired of seeing more than 400 lawn signs vanish from the yards of his supporters.
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