Tom Hogen-Esch

California State University Northridge

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Professor of Political Science at California State University Northridge and co-author of Local Politics: A Practical Guide to Governing at the Grassroots

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Since California's progressive reform movement 100 years ago, LA City elections have been held in odd-numbered years, like this one.

Handicapping LA's Off-Cycle Election

Since California's progressive reform movement 100 years ago, LA City elections have been held in odd-numbered years, like this one.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Despite big money from the unions thought to dominate the politics of Los Angeles, or perhaps because of it, LA City Councilman  Eric Garcetti  will be the next Mayor of Los Angeles.

With the Election over, What's Next at Los Angeles City Hall?

Despite big money from the unions thought to dominate the politics of Los Angeles, or perhaps because of it, LA City Councilman Eric Garcetti will be the next Mayor of Los Angeles.

from Which Way, L.A.?

For the past 20 years, neighborhoods in the San Fernando Valley have been changing their names. West Hills split from Canoga Park; Valley Village left North Hollywood.

What's in a Name? Van Nuys Neighborhood Wants to Opt Out

For the past 20 years, neighborhoods in the San Fernando Valley have been changing their names. West Hills split from Canoga Park; Valley Village left North Hollywood.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are holding a final debate Thursday in Nashville, with Kristen Welker of NBC News moderating.

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President Trump denies climate change . But Joe Biden has laid out “the boldest plan of any candidate in history,” says UC Santa Barbara environmental scientist Leah Stokes.

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Many Californians are nervous about mail-in voting. How do they know if they signed in the right place, and will their signatures be recognized?

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KCRW speaks with incumbent LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey , as well as her opponent George Gascón , who used to be district attorney in San Francisco.

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For the last seven months, Los Angeles County malls have been mostly closed due to COVID-19. But on Wednesday, October 7, i ndoor shopping malls were allowed to reopen at 25% capacity.

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Followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory are targeting incumbent lawmakers with vicious online attacks and death threats.

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