Latest Eric Garcetti News

Free money for all? Mayors hope local tests bring big change

Jul. 23, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

By triggering $1,400 stimulus checks for millions of people and expanding the child tax credit for many families, the pandemic offered a clear takeaway for some officials: That putting tax dollars in people’s pockets is achievable and can be a lifeline to those struggling to get by. ...

Election depicts two Californias: Rising star or catastrophe

Jul. 13, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom and two leading Republican rivals in the California recall election painted disparate pictures of the nation’s most populous state, with the first-term Democrat describing it Tuesday as an economic powerhouse leading the country’s pandemic recovery...

Biden nominates LA Mayor Eric Garcetti for India ambassador

Jul. 09, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

President Joe Biden has nominated Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve as ambassador to India, the White House said Friday, selecting a high-profile ally to serve in one of the most difficult diplomatic posts. Garcetti, if confirmed, would be dispatched to India as it...

Biden hosts baseball champion Dodgers at White House

Jul. 02, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden praised sports' ability to heal and bring a nation together in a time of crisis as he hosted the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers at the White House on Friday. The Dodgers, who captured the title by defeating the Tampa Bay...

LA mayor's top aide put on leave over insulting media posts

Jun. 22, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayor Eric Garcetti's chief of staff has been placed on leave after mocking California politicians and saying she hated labor icon Dolores Huerta in years-old social media posts. Ana Guerrero was asked to “step away from her executive management...

11 U.S. mayors commit to develop reparations pilot projects

Jun. 18, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Eleven U.S. mayors — from Los Angeles to tiny Tullahassee, Oklahoma — have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of Black residents in their cities, saying their aim is to set an example for the federal government on how a nationwide program...

LA sheriff sends deputies to assess Venice homeless crisis

Jun. 08, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sheriff of Los Angeles County dispatched deputies Tuesday to Venice Beach to assess the homelessness problem, a day after he called out city officials for failing to adequately address the growing number of people sleeping outdoors along the famous strand. ...

Woman with knife arrested during LA mayoral candidate stop

Jun. 07, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities said a homeless woman with a knife was arrested Monday morning at a campaign stop by a mayoral candidate, who was blasting the city for its response to the homeless crisis. The LAPD said a police captain received a minor cut from a 6-inch...

Ex-LA councilman guilty of corruption reports to prison

Jun. 02, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander has begun serving a federal prison sentence for corruption, it was reported Wednesday. Prison records show that Englander is serving a 14-month sentence at the U.S. penitentiary in Tucson, Arizona....

AP source: Caroline Kennedy considered for ambassadorship

May. 27, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is giving serious consideration to nominating Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy who served as ambassador to Japan during the Obama administration, to serve in a high-profile ambassadorial role, according to a person familiar...