Los Angeles' new mayor: hipster, Rhodes Scholar, budget fixer?
By Sharon Bernstein and Tim Reid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Rhodes Scholar and urban planning wonk in a city that generally prefers its politicians to be less eclectic, Los Angeles mayor-elect Eric Garcetti will take the reins as the nation's second-largest city teeters between recovery and financial ruin. Despite a strong renewal in the city's housing market in recent months, unemployment ...
Wilson, Angels beat Mariners 7-1
Los Angeles Angels catcher Hank Conger, left, and starting pitcher C.J. Wilson celebrate after the eighth inning of their baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in Anaheim, Calif.
In Los Angeles mayor's race, a big win for Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles will have its first Jewish mayor and the youngest in more than 100 years. Former City Council President Eric Garcetti beat former Controller Wendy Greuel, both Democrats, by a margin of 54 to 46 percent in the most expensive mayor race, at $33 million, in city history.
Garcetti elected Los Angeles mayor over Greuel
City Councilman Eric Garcetti defeated Controller Wendy Greuel to become next mayor of Los Angeles after a caustic campaign in which he depicted his fellow Democrat as a pawn of powerful labor bosses.