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May 14, 2005 | Jessica Garrison and Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writers
Jeff MILLMAN looked like he was trying to keep a low profile. The 23-year-old campaign aide to Mayor James K. Hahn was lurking quietly behind a row of television cameras as challenger Antonio Villaraigosa made yet another campaign stop at a charter school. But one person was watching him carefully. Nathan James, the 25-year-old spokesman for Villaraigosa, sidled up to his nemesis, eyebrows raised. "Jeff, do you have an all-access pass today?"
April 11, 2005 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
It was election night in Los Angeles. At stake: the top job in the nation's second-largest city. In a plot twist that left voters and mayoral candidates in suspense until the next day, a dense fog grounded the helicopters that ferry ballots downtown, slowing the count. Despite the dramatic climax, some of the entertainment industry's most passionate partisans, among them Paul Reiser of "Mad About You," were gathered at a Westside home to focus on a different election: the 2006 U.S.
March 20, 2005 | David A. Abel, David A. Abel, is president of Abel & Associates, a public policy consulting firm serving public and private clients. He publishes the Planning Report and Metro Investment Report and is chairman of the organization New Schools/ Better Neighborhoods. He supported mayoral candidate Bob Hertzberg, who came in third in the recent primary election.
An experimental column in which the Los Angeles Times invites outside critics to mercilessly scold a Southern California newspaper with an admitted imbalance in the ratio of male to female Op-Ed and Sunday Opinion contributors. * Why did fewer than a third of registered L.A. city voters express a preference for mayor three weeks ago? Blaming public apathy is too easy. The question is why the public is so uninvolved, so uninterested in the political life of our city.
March 6, 2005 | Michael Finnegan and Mark Z. Barabak, Times Staff Writers
With just 48 hours left, the Los Angeles mayoral race has turned into a rarity for the city, as incumbent James K. Hahn battles to make a runoff and avoid becoming the first chief executive ousted in more than 30 years. As candidates stumped Saturday from San Pedro to the San Fernando Valley, the mayor was fighting to stave off a career-threatening challenge from two strong rivals: a surging Bob Hertzberg and Antonio Villaraigosa, the man Hahn beat four years ago.
January 12, 2005 | Jeffrey L. Rabin, Times Staff Writer
The four challengers to Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn sharply criticized the incumbent Tuesday night for lack of leadership during his first term in office. Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa drew applause from nearly 175 guests at Temple Judea in Tarzana when he said: "We have a mayor who is missing in action." Hahn did not attend the debate, the first of two sponsored by Jewish organizations. However, a campaign spokesman said the mayor would attend Thursday's debate on the Westside.
October 20, 2004 | Jeffrey L. Rabin, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles mayoral candidate Antonio Villaraigosa launched a $490,000 advertising campaign Tuesday featuring a personal appeal for passage of a ballot measure that would boost the sales tax in Los Angeles County to pay for more police officers. The Eastside councilman appears in the 30-second commercials that will run on English- and Spanish-language television stations and cable systems.
July 22, 2004 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
It's a tangled web of onetime alliances, betrayals and broken relationships. It's the Los Angeles mayor's race. Mayor James K. Hahn faces a field of candidates whose political and personal lives have been intertwined for years, so much so that one campaign consultant boasted that his candidate knows his opponent "better than he knows himself." There's the former police chief, Councilman Bernard C. Parks, who worked with Hahn for years until the newly elected mayor pushed him out.
March 8, 2004 | Noam N. Levey, Times Staff Writer
James K. Hahn should be smiling. The mayor who kept Los Angeles together and presided over a steep drop in crime has filled his campaign chest with more than $1.3 million. And a year before the next mayoral election, no serious challenger has entered the field.
March 9, 2003 | Larry B. Stammer, Times Staff Writer
Thousands of followers, nationally known preachers, government figures and relatives bade farewell Saturday to the late Rev. E.V. Hill at a marathon service steeped in tributes, tears and joyous proclamations of Gospel hope. The outpouring for the 69-year-old preacher and confidant of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. came during an hours-long service at West Angeles Cathedral on Crenshaw Boulevard. Hill was also remembered Friday night at Mt.
Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn outlined Friday an economic vision for the city that calls for improving education, bolstering the stock of affordable housing and easing taxes for new businesses. "Los Angeles is already an economic powerhouse," Hahn told members of the Los Angeles Rotary Club. "But Los Angeles is also a city of unlimited potential.... Our challenge is to foster this potential, strengthen our economic foundation and provide opportunities for economic growth."
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