How to rebuild race relations and public trust after leaked council audio?

Going into the November 8 election, LA’s next mayor will have to focus on healing racial divisions that may have reopened since the City Council audio leak, says LA Times Columnist Erika D. Smith. Photo by Shutterstock.

Three members of LA City Council are facing more calls to resign after they were caught on tape making racist remarks. How does all this affect the remaining councilmembers and LA’s mayoral candidates?

The LA County Federation of Labor has long held power over city politics. Its legacy can be traced back to union leader Miguel Contreras, says historian Miriam Pawel.

Today’s Skid Row results from a series of court decisions, the evaporation of mental health services, and a growing scourge of cheap and highly-addictive drugs.

The documentary “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song” tells the story of the infamous song and Cohen’s expansive musical career. It’s out on Blu-ray and digital today.