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May 22, 2013 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
Three veterans from Sacramento were making strong showings Tuesday in the Los Angeles City Council election, with two pulling ahead of their opponents and a third headed to a possible runoff in the San Fernando Valley, according to partial returns. In a year of sweeping change for the council, state Sen. Curren Price (D-Los Angeles) was leading former council deputy Ana Cubas in the race to represent part of South Los Angeles, with nearly one-third of the precincts counted. On the Eastside, former Assemblyman Gil Cedillo was ahead of council aide Jose Gardea in the contest to replace Councilman Ed Reyes.
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May 22, 2013 | By Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Two newly elected members of the Los Angeles City Council are veteran Sacramento lawmakers whose campaigns got large boosts from special interest contributions. Former state Assemblyman Gil Cedillo and state Sen. Curren Price (D-Los Angeles) won election Tuesday, beating candidates with more local experience because of their jobs as City Council aides. Cedillo and Price could be joined on the council by a third statehouse veteran if former Assemblywoman Cindy Montañez wins a runoff election July 23 against school board member Nury Martinez.
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April 29, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
When two groups supporting rival Los Angeles City Council candidates met on a street in Little Armenia last week, an afternoon of vote canvassing turned into an altercation. Two 17-year-old campaign workers for candidate John Choi claim they were stopped and threatened with violence by two men who are backing Mitch O'Farrell, Choi's opponent in the 13th Council District race. They allege that after they called a supervisor to come to the scene, a third man then approached and brandished a gun. Supporters of O'Farrell deny that account, saying it was the Choi workers who sparked the confrontation by falsely claiming that a prominent Armenian American leader had endorsed Choi.
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May 22, 2013 | By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
Three veterans from Sacramento were making strong showings Tuesday in the Los Angeles City Council election, with two pulling ahead of their opponents and a third headed to a possible runoff in the San Fernando Valley, according to partial returns. In a year of sweeping change for the council, state Sen. Curren Price (D-Los Angeles) was leading former council deputy Ana Cubas in the race to represent part of South Los Angeles, with nearly one-third of the precincts counted. On the Eastside, former Assemblyman Gil Cedillo was ahead of council aide Jose Gardea in the contest to replace Councilman Ed Reyes.
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May 16, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles voters rejected a plan to hike the city's sales tax two months ago, but the battle over that measure lives on in a hotly contested City Council race. In multiple mailers sent to voters in the 13th council district, candidate John Choi and his backers in organized labor contend that Choi's rival, Mitch O'Farrell, supported the layoffs of 500 police officers. In one mailer, a downcast O'Farrell is pictured next to a crime scene and the words: "Votes to cut 500 cops. " Choi and his backers base the claim on O'Farrell's opposition to Proposition A, the March 5 ballot measure that was promoted by city leaders and others as a way to avoid reductions in police staffing.
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May 9, 2013 | By Alene Tchekmedyian and Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
Prosecutors are investigating allegations of voter fraud in Little Armenia, part of a Los Angeles City Council district where two candidates are waging a bitter battle for an open seat. According to a spokeswoman for L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey, prosecutors are trying to determine whether backers of one candidate illegally filled out mail-in ballots for dozens of voters in the Armenian enclave in East Hollywood. The May 21 election will decide who succeeds Eric Garcetti, who is running for mayor.
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May 2, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
Two candidates for Los Angeles City Council who are running in separate districts said Thursday that they are joining forces. At a news conference in Koreatown, candidates John Choi and Gil Cedillo said they will be supporting each other's campaigns because they have similar backgrounds and shared values.  Choi, who is running against Mitch O'Farrell in the race to replace mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti in Council District 13, was born in...
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April 30, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
The March elections narrowed the hotly contested race for City Council District 13 from 12 candidates to two: Mitch O'Farrell, a former City Council aide, and John Choi, a former Board of Public Works commissioner. Both promise to push forward economic development in those areas that need it while promising to shield neighborhoods that are thriving from the kind of poor planning that creates gridlock. The Times endorsed O'Farrell in the primary because his experience in this diverse district - reaching from East Hollywood across to Silver Lake and from Glassell Park down to Koreatown - made him the candidate best suited to represent its broad interests.
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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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May 17, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
The election to select Los Angeles' next mayor is Tuesday. But a combination of factors - the large number of Angelenos voting by mail, the apparent tightness of the race and the city clerk's ballot-counting process - means that the winner may not be known for days, or weeks, after election day. Candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti both stress their ties to the entertainment industry. But one overlooked fact is that if Greuel wins the post, she will be the first studio executive to be Los Angeles' mayor.
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May 17, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
The election to select Los Angeles' next mayor is Tuesday. But a combination of factors - the large number of Angelenos voting by mail, the apparent tightness of the race and the city clerk's ballot-counting process - means that the winner may not be known for days, or weeks, after election day. Candidates Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti both stress their ties to the entertainment industry. But one overlooked fact is that if Greuel wins the post, she will be the first studio executive to be Los Angeles' mayor.
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May 16, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles voters rejected a plan to hike the city's sales tax two months ago, but the battle over that measure lives on in a hotly contested City Council race. In multiple mailers sent to voters in the 13th council district, candidate John Choi and his backers in organized labor contend that Choi's rival, Mitch O'Farrell, supported the layoffs of 500 police officers. In one mailer, a downcast O'Farrell is pictured next to a crime scene and the words: "Votes to cut 500 cops. " Choi and his backers base the claim on O'Farrell's opposition to Proposition A, the March 5 ballot measure that was promoted by city leaders and others as a way to avoid reductions in police staffing.
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May 14, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
Mitch O'Farrell is probably the only candidate running for Los Angeles City Council who can do a backward handspring, no problem. Before taking a job a decade ago as a field deputy in the office of Councilman Eric Garcetti, O'Farrell, 52, spent years as a restaurant manager, cruise ship dance instructor and competitive gymnast. If his path to politics was roundabout, the one forged by his opponent in next week's race to replace Garcetti in the 13th Council District was uncommonly direct.
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May 9, 2013 | By Alene Tchekmedyian and Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
Prosecutors are investigating allegations of voter fraud in Little Armenia, part of a Los Angeles City Council district where two candidates are waging a bitter battle for an open seat. According to a spokeswoman for L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey, prosecutors are trying to determine whether backers of one candidate illegally filled out mail-in ballots for dozens of voters in the Armenian enclave in East Hollywood. The May 21 election will decide who succeeds Eric Garcetti, who is running for mayor.
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May 2, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
Two candidates for Los Angeles City Council who are running in separate districts said Thursday that they are joining forces. At a news conference in Koreatown, candidates John Choi and Gil Cedillo said they will be supporting each other's campaigns because they have similar backgrounds and shared values.  Choi, who is running against Mitch O'Farrell in the race to replace mayoral candidate Eric Garcetti in Council District 13, was born in...
OPINION
April 30, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
The March elections narrowed the hotly contested race for City Council District 13 from 12 candidates to two: Mitch O'Farrell, a former City Council aide, and John Choi, a former Board of Public Works commissioner. Both promise to push forward economic development in those areas that need it while promising to shield neighborhoods that are thriving from the kind of poor planning that creates gridlock. The Times endorsed O'Farrell in the primary because his experience in this diverse district - reaching from East Hollywood across to Silver Lake and from Glassell Park down to Koreatown - made him the candidate best suited to represent its broad interests.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 2013 | By Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Two newly elected members of the Los Angeles City Council are veteran Sacramento lawmakers whose campaigns got large boosts from special interest contributions. Former state Assemblyman Gil Cedillo and state Sen. Curren Price (D-Los Angeles) won election Tuesday, beating candidates with more local experience because of their jobs as City Council aides. Cedillo and Price could be joined on the council by a third statehouse veteran if former Assemblywoman Cindy Montañez wins a runoff election July 23 against school board member Nury Martinez.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
Mitch O'Farrell is probably the only candidate running for Los Angeles City Council who can do a backward handspring, no problem. Before taking a job a decade ago as a field deputy in the office of Councilman Eric Garcetti, O'Farrell, 52, spent years as a restaurant manager, cruise ship dance instructor and competitive gymnast. If his path to politics was roundabout, the one forged by his opponent in next week's race to replace Garcetti in the 13th Council District was uncommonly direct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
When two groups supporting rival Los Angeles City Council candidates met on a street in Little Armenia last week, an afternoon of vote canvassing turned into an altercation. Two 17-year-old campaign workers for candidate John Choi claim they were stopped and threatened with violence by two men who are backing Mitch O'Farrell, Choi's opponent in the 13th Council District race. They allege that after they called a supervisor to come to the scene, a third man then approached and brandished a gun. Supporters of O'Farrell deny that account, saying it was the Choi workers who sparked the confrontation by falsely claiming that a prominent Armenian American leader had endorsed Choi.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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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