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Obama Won't Endorse Garcetti or Greuel for L.A. Mayor
If you were waiting for some inspiration from the country's main man when it comes to picking your candidate for the next mayor of Los Angeles, it's not going to happen.
In the upcoming vote that pits City Councilman Eric Garcetti against City Controller Wendy Greuel, while both have gathered an impressive slate of endorsers, today the White House indicated President Barack Obama would not being given his thumbs up to either candidate.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters in Washington, D.C. today that Obama would be abstaining from an endorsement in the L.A. Mayoral race, following a tradition of avoiding endorsements in races that feature competing Democrats, according to City News Service.
In the March 5 election, Garcetti drew 32.93% of the vote, with Greuel taking 29.19%, forcing them into the expected runoff on May 21.
Today, Garcetti did pick up the endorsement of his former rival for the gig, Republican Kevin James. Meanwhile, Greuel is looking to "reboot" her race, since her strong union affiliation seems to be doing more harm than good in these final weeks.
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.