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May 16, 2013 | By David Zahniser
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa waded into the increasingly negative campaign for mayor, calling for the removal of two ads that attack mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel but were not created by either candidate's campaign. Appearing at a news conference focused on reform of the Los Angeles Police Department, Villaraigosa criticized a new TV ad from the independent expenditure group Lots of People Who Support Eric Garcetti, saying it wrongly described Greuel as a supporter of Proposition 187. That 1994 ballot measure sought to deny illegal immigrants access to public education and other services.
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May 16, 2013 | By David Zahniser
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa waded into the increasingly negative campaign for mayor, calling for the removal of two ads that attack mayoral candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel but were not created by either candidate's campaign. Appearing at a news conference focused on reform of the Los Angeles Police Department, Villaraigosa criticized a new TV ad from the independent expenditure group Lots of People Who Support Eric Garcetti, saying it wrongly described Greuel as a supporter of Proposition 187. That 1994 ballot measure sought to deny illegal immigrants access to public education and other services.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2013 | By James Rainey
An unidentified individual or organization that has not registered with the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission appears to be conducting a negative “push” poll to try to turn voters against mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel, according to two Greuel supporters who said they received the phone calls in recent days. A source provided The Times with a recording of a caller making pejorative statements about Greuel, the city controller, under the guise of assessing voter sentiment leading in to the May 21 election.
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May 12, 2013 | James Rainey, Maeve Reston and David Zahniser
The pickup truck tooled around Highland Park on Saturday morning, loudspeakers in back crooning in Spanish: "Wendy, la Wendy. We're gonna vote. $15 an hour we'll make. Wendy, la Wendy, we're gonna dance. Eric Garcetti, start crying. " A political mailer prepared by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor -- and duly posted on the city's Ethics Commission website -- offers a strikingly similar promise. "On May 21, our votes can raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour," says the brochure from the Coalition for Better Schools and Communities, the organization's "super-PAC.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2013 | James Rainey, Maeve Reston and David Zahniser
The pickup truck tooled around Highland Park on Saturday morning, loudspeakers in back crooning in Spanish: "Wendy, la Wendy. We're gonna vote. $15 an hour we'll make. Wendy, la Wendy, we're gonna dance. Eric Garcetti, start crying. " A political mailer prepared by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor -- and duly posted on the city's Ethics Commission website -- offers a strikingly similar promise. "On May 21, our votes can raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour," says the brochure from the Coalition for Better Schools and Communities, the organization's "super-PAC.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2013 | By Seema Mehta, Michael Finnegan and Maloy Moore, Los Angeles Times
The alliance between Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel and the Department of Water and Power workforce strengthened Wednesday as a committee run by leaders of the utility's main union launched TV advertising to buttress her candidacy just as she reduces her own spending on television ads. Working Californians to Elect Wendy Greuel, a committee controlled by the union's leadership, bought about $500,000 worth of TV airtime over the next...
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June 30, 2005 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
Mayor James K. Hahn, in one of his last actions, will recommend that his successor, Antonio Villaraigosa, take action on a massive plan to reduce Port of Los Angeles air pollution to 2001 levels. The statement from his office Wednesday did not formally approve the plan forged by a 21-member task force, despite a letter urging him to do that, signed by the group's community, labor, public health and environmental representatives.
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April 20, 2013 | By David Zahniser
The employee union for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has made mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti political enemy No. 1, running TV ads attacking him and spending heavily on his opponent, Wendy Greuel . But that didn't prevent one of the DWP union's other candidates from showing up this week at a campaign event for Garcetti. John Choi, seeking to replace Garcetti on the City Council, stood Friday with other Garcetti supporters at a news conference announcing the endorsement of Garcetti by U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles)
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April 17, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
An independent expenditure group supporting Eric Garcetti's Los Angeles mayoral campaign has purchased more than $400,000 of radio ads on stations aimed at African American and Latino listeners, according to a Democratic media operative who is not working for either of the mayoral candidates. The purchase by Lots of People Who Like Eric Garcetti, an independent expenditure group, included time on hip-hop stations catering to audiences 18 to 24 years of age, according to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Jack Dolan
The newest board members of two troubled Department of Water and Power nonprofits are suing the utility's union boss, claiming he has refused to hold meetings or give them access to records showing how the groups have spent more than $40 million in ratepayer money. Richard Llewellyn, counsel to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Michael Fleming, a Beverly Hills philanthropist -- both of whom were appointed to the nonprofits' boards in February -- filed the suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday.
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May 8, 2013 | By James Rainey
An unidentified individual or organization that has not registered with the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission appears to be conducting a negative “push” poll to try to turn voters against mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel, according to two Greuel supporters who said they received the phone calls in recent days. A source provided The Times with a recording of a caller making pejorative statements about Greuel, the city controller, under the guise of assessing voter sentiment leading in to the May 21 election.
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May 1, 2013 | By Seema Mehta, Michael Finnegan and Maloy Moore, Los Angeles Times
The alliance between Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel and the Department of Water and Power workforce strengthened Wednesday as a committee run by leaders of the utility's main union launched TV advertising to buttress her candidacy just as she reduces her own spending on television ads. Working Californians to Elect Wendy Greuel, a committee controlled by the union's leadership, bought about $500,000 worth of TV airtime over the next...
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March 10, 2014 | David Zahniser
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's chief of staff ended speculation Monday about her immediate political plans, saying through a spokesman she will not file a challenge to City Councilman Jose Huizar. Ana Guerrero, who has advised Garcetti since his days as a councilman, had been talked up in City Hall circles as a potential challenger to Huizar even though she and her family live in La Crescenta -- outside city limits. "Ana will not be a candidate" for Huizar's seat, said Garcetti spokesman Jeff Millman in an email.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2013 | By Steve Lopez
The question is pretty straightforward. What did $40 million in Los Angeles Department of Water and Power ratepayer money, directed to two nonprofits, pay for? The nonprofits won't say. The DWP won't say. Local 18 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which represents the majority of DWP employees, won't say. "This is ratepayer money and they need to account for it," Jeff Millman, spokesman for Mayor Eric Garcetti, said to Times reporter Jack Dolan, who broke the story.
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