Mariel Garza

Los Angeles Times

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Editorial writer at the Los Angeles Times; former opinion editor for the Los Angeles News Group, which includes the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press Telegram and Torrance Daily Breeze

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Last Saturday night,  two officers of the LAPD shot and killed a man  in Van Nuys after the back window of their patrol car was broken out by a beer bottle.

Is the LAPD Over-Reacting to a Hostile Atmosphere?

Last Saturday night, two officers of the LAPD shot and killed a man in Van Nuys after the back window of their patrol car was broken out by a beer bottle.

from Which Way, L.A.?

For Antonio Villaraigosa, the days as Mayor of Los Angeles are dwindling down to a precious few. He'll be out of office on the first of July.

As Los Angeles Votes for a New Mayor, We Talk to the Old One

For Antonio Villaraigosa, the days as Mayor of Los Angeles are dwindling down to a precious few. He'll be out of office on the first of July.

from Which Way, L.A.?

In next month's election,  Carmen Trutanich  is considered the front-runner among six candidates for LA County District Attorney — even though he promised to serve two terms as City…

Trutanich, the Candidate Who Promised Not to Run

In next month's election, Carmen Trutanich is considered the front-runner among six candidates for LA County District Attorney — even though he promised to serve two terms as City…

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