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Herb Wesson

Herb Wesson

Herb J. Wesson has been building has been building networks since he was young—very young. The councilmember from the 10th District says that when he was an elementary kid in Cleveland, Ohio, it was impossible for him to walk to school without getting beat up. But Wesson had learned a thing or two about organizing [...]


Andrew Kim

Andrew Kim

Ask Andrew Kim why he’s running for city council and he’ll tell you about the “invisible” residents of the City of Angeles who need a voice. “My heartstrings are with those who feel helpless” in the shadow of City Hall, Kim said, “to be on the side of the weak and under-represented population of our [...]


Althea Rae Shaw: Key Issues: Illegal Immigration and Public Safety

Althea Rae Shaw: Key Issues: Illegal Immigration and Public Safety

Arlington Heights resident Althea Rae Shaw is on a mission. Shaw, a victim’s advocate who is one of the candidates vying for the 10th district seat and is stumping on two issues that she claims have been woefully neglected—illegal immigration and public safety. Shaw’s concern is personal. On March 2, 2008, her nephew—Jamiel Shaw, a [...]


Austin Dragon

Austin Dragon

Austin Dragon moved to Los Angeles 20 years ago to bask in the famous Southern California Sun. Since then, says the Mid-City businessman and education advocate, he hasn’t one thing he dislikes about the city—expect the officials who run the local government. “The people, the culture, their languages,” make the City of Angeles a truly [...]


Write In Candidate Gavin Glynn

Write In Candidate Gavin Glynn

Gavin Glynn is running for public office because of a commitment he made 10 years ago. The West Adams entertainment producer was the man the Walt Disney Company asked to open up its theme parks in Japan. He also served as a consultant for ex-White House spokesman-turned ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos. But Glynn decided [...]


Chris Brown: Youngest Candidate In The Race

Chris Brown: Youngest Candidate In The Race

As one of the youngest candidates in Los Angeles city election history, 10th District candidate Chris Brown, 29, is certain to bring boundless enthusiasm, energy and new ideas if elected to the council seat on March 8th. Brown’s key concerns in his bid for city council in his words, are a lack of accessibility to [...]


[City Council Elections] Candidate Profile: Luis Montoya

[City Council Elections] Candidate Profile: Luis Montoya

MID-CITY—I first met Luis Montoya was Dec. 4th, 2010 the day my family bought our Christmas tree and the day of the annual USC versus UCLA football game. Montoya’s family owns the seasonal Christmas tree lot at Crenshaw and Pico boulevards. After my family picked a nice Noble Fir, we went to check out. Montoya, [...]