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  • Eric Garcetti: L.A.‘s first (elected) Jewish mayor

    By Rob Eshman

    July 1, 2013 | 12:12 pm

    On May 22, 2013, the day after Los Angeles voters elected him mayor of Los Angeles, something astonishing happened to Eric Garcetti: He became Jewish. 

    No, he didn’t suddenly convert. Garcetti never hid the fact that he contained multitudes. His father, Gil Garcetti, is...

  • Movie salutes the colorful Ed Koch

    By Tom Tugend

    February 13, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    New York Mayor Edward Irving Koch, universally addressed as “Ed,” was a master of timing and promotion.

    So one may assume that he would have applauded the timing of his departure, at 88, on Feb. 1, which coincided with the release in his home city of the documentary “Koch,” to...

  • Mayor Zev Yaroslavsky?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 17, 2011 | 10:41 am

    In an article that hit the Forward website today, Rex Weiner asks Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky the question that’s on many peoples’ minds: Will Yaroslavsky run for mayor of Los Angeles in 2013?

    “I’ve been asked by many people,” Yaroslavsky said, speaking...