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Villaraigosa's Chief of Staff's Big Idea: Quitting.
It's been two years since Reverend Jeff Carr came on board as the Chief of Staff to L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and today the 47-year-old announced he will be stepping down this summer. Carr, the City's former Director of Gang Reduction and Youth Development, was brought on with much to-do about his "demanding style" and experience in the non-profit sector and in getting policy passed in City Hall.
Last summer, when Villaraigosa's big-ass staff was scrutinized for its sheer volume (260 people), Carr defended the Mayor, saying: "This is a mayor with big ideas and a big agenda."
L.A. Now hails today's news of Carr's stepping down as "the latest sign of turbulence to hit the mayor’s office during his second term."
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.