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January 26, 2001 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yes, it's the National Organization for Women, but that doesn't mean the group's endorsements always go to female candidates. NOW's Los Angeles chapter underscored that Thursday when its political action committee announced its picks in the Los Angeles municipal elections. Four of the eight people who got NOW's backing for the April 10 primary are men, all in contests with at least one woman competitor.
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December 17, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant, This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday confirmed former council member Jan Perry's appointment as head of a new agency charged with spurring business activity and employment in the city. Mayor Eric Garcetti in July chose Perry, a former mayoral rival, as interim head of his Economic and Workforce Development Department. Last month, he decided to make the appointment permanent. On a unanimous vote, the council approved Garcetti's selection of Perry, who served as a council member for 12 years before running for mayor. She endorsed Garcetti in the May runoff election.  The position pays $215,878 a year.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2003 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles City Council members Jan Perry and Antonio Villaraigosa said Thursday that they had made a mistake when they signed a resolution blaming Muslims for the Sept. 11 attacks and other acts of terrorism. The motion, which the elected officials said had been drafted by an advocate for the homeless, Ted Hayes, and which Villaraigosa said he had signed without reading carefully, said that "in remembering the victims of Sept. 11 ...
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July 2, 2013 | By David Zahniser
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced that former City Councilwoman Jan Perry will temporarily oversee the agency being created to spur business activity, one of three high-level appointments rolled out by his administration. Perry, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor and later endorsed Garcetti, will serve temporarily as top executive of the new Economic Development Department, getting it up and running before handing it off to a permanent general manager, said Garcetti spokesman Yusef Robb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2003 | Sue Fox, Times Staff Writer
After a stormy night that left Los Angeles slick with rain, it was hardly a surprise to find City Councilwoman Jan Perry hunting down fresh funding Tuesday for year-round homeless shelters that offer warm beds at night. The twist was that she left City Hall to do it, marching up the hill to urge the county Board of Supervisors to help scrape together the cash. An estimated 84,000 people are homeless on any given night in Los Angeles County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2007 | Duke Helfand And Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writers
A tussle between Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles City Council over a proposal to boost downtown development has exploded into a power struggle that is expected to come into public view today at City Hall. But even as the two sides prepare to face off, both are looking for a way to avoid a potentially embarrassing showdown that would further aggravate their already frayed relations.
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August 21, 2006 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
On a recent Saturday morning, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry was in her downtown home having breakfast when she got a panicked phone call. The weekly farmers market in South Los Angeles was about to begin, and there was a problem. A man who often lives in a park just off Central Avenue had done something dog-like on the sidewalk, and no city crews could be found to help with the cleanup.
OPINION
March 18, 2001
It is a district of stark contrasts: gleaming downtown skyscrapers and dramatic architecture not far from some of the oldest and most neglected housing stock in the city. The 9th Council District needs a council member who can bring those two worlds together effectively. The candidate best suited to do that is Jan Perry.
OPINION
November 12, 2012 | Jim Newton
An essential element of a successful political campaign, whether for U.S. president or mayor of Los Angeles, is that it identifies a path to victory. Candidates have to differentiate themselves from competitors and appeal to constituencies sympathetic to their message. At this point in the Los Angeles mayor's race, Councilwoman Jan Perry lags behind front-runners Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti in terms of money and name recognition, but in recent weeks she has found a potentially viable path.
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February 14, 2013 | By James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
Does mayoral candidate Jan Perry think that current Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is a really good guy to have in her corner? Or maybe she thinks hizzoner's support marks the recipient as another hapless representative of the City Hall status quo. It's hard to tell where Perry stands from a pair of recent mailers delivered by her campaign. The Los Angeles city councilwoman came out with a bulk-mail pitch Tuesday that shows her side by side with Mayor V. Both are grinning.
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July 2, 2013 | By David Zahniser
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced that former City Councilwoman Jan Perry will temporarily oversee the agency being created to spur business activity, one of three high-level appointments rolled out by his administration. Perry, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor and later endorsed Garcetti, will serve temporarily as top executive of the new Economic Development Department, getting it up and running before handing it off to a permanent general manager, Garcetti spokesman Yusef Robb said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan
Hours before his inauguration as mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti signaled that he plans to give vanquished rival Jan Perry a senior role in his administration. Perry, whose 12 years on the City Council end Sunday, won nearly every precinct in South Los Angeles in the March mayoral primary but did not make it into the May runoff. “Twelve years of elected service does not mean the end of her service, mark my words,” Garcetti told parishioners at First African Methodist Episcopal Church in South L.A., one of the city's most prominent African American churches, on Sunday.
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May 26, 2013 | By Seema Mehta and James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
Wendy Greuel entered the race for mayor of Los Angeles with the formidable advantages of a front-runner. She had amassed a huge political war chest, and independent campaigns were willing to spend millions more. She won the backing of the some of L.A.'s most powerful labor unions, but also of the Chamber of Commerce. Big names from opposite ends of the political spectrum - former Republican Mayor Richard Riordan and former Democratic President Clinton - would ultimately endorse her. She spoke inspirationally of becoming the city's first female mayor.
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May 13, 2013 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
L.A.'s 9th City Council District is among the poorest in the city, taking in a stretch of South Los Angeles where the median household income is less than $30,000 per year. Yet despite persistent economic woes, the district has become a hot spot for expensive campaign contributions in this year's election, with special interests from across the state spending big in the race to replace termed-out Councilwoman Jan Perry. Labor unions, businesses, billboard companies, healthcare interests and others have spent $900,000 on unlimited "independent expenditures" for state Sen. Curren Price (D-Los Angeles)
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April 7, 2013 | By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
Surrounding himself with the City Council's three African American members, mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti traveled Saturday morning to Leimert Park - the historic heart of black Los Angeles - for a rally in which he sought to galvanize support among black voters. Speaking before a crowd of just a few dozen people, Garcetti presented himself as a candidate with strong family ties to South Los Angeles, speaking about the barbershop his grandfather owned a few miles away. He also touched on issues that resonate with many black Angelenos, making references to crime and a debate over whether the park will be a stop on a future rail line.
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March 28, 2013 | By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
Highlighting the importance of the African American vote in the May 21 mayoral runoff, Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti held dueling news conferences in South Los Angeles on Thursday to tout new endorsements from highly sought black leaders. At various points, some of the participants even got a little testy. Basketball legend Magic Johnson backed Greuel, saying that he selected the city controller because of her broad range of experience in the public and private sectors, her longtime ties to the African American community and the historic nature of her candidacy to be the city's first female mayor.
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December 17, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant, This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday confirmed former council member Jan Perry's appointment as head of a new agency charged with spurring business activity and employment in the city. Mayor Eric Garcetti in July chose Perry, a former mayoral rival, as interim head of his Economic and Workforce Development Department. Last month, he decided to make the appointment permanent. On a unanimous vote, the council approved Garcetti's selection of Perry, who served as a council member for 12 years before running for mayor. She endorsed Garcetti in the May runoff election.  The position pays $215,878 a year.
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July 2, 2013 | By David Zahniser
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced that former City Councilwoman Jan Perry will temporarily oversee the agency being created to spur business activity, one of three high-level appointments rolled out by his administration. Perry, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor and later endorsed Garcetti, will serve temporarily as top executive of the new Economic Development Department, getting it up and running before handing it off to a permanent general manager, said Garcetti spokesman Yusef Robb.
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March 26, 2013 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
A state lawmaker campaigning to represent a major chunk of ethnically diverse South Los Angeles on the City Council is retreating from his controversial accusation that an opponent has tried to divide voters "along racial lines. " State Sen. Curren Price (D-Los Angeles) is seeking to reframe remarks he made last week to a group made up largely of African American ministers about his rival, former council aide Ana Cubas. The shift in message came after council President Herb Wesson, a top Price supporter, called for the senator to meet personally with Cubas.
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