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California Inc.: Mayor Garcetti to lay out future of Los Angeles

March 20, 2017 |

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

Where are job openings these days? Try down on the farm, where pay is rising well past…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

Trailblazing Brazilian mayor marries same-sex partner

March 9, 2017 |

It was a 13-year courtship. But over the weekend, the mayor of the small Brazilian city of Lins finally tied the knot in front of 300 friends and family.
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L.A. Mayor Garcetti’s name could, um, mark a pet-relief area at LAX

March 5, 2017 |

During a groundbreaking ceremony this week for a new terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, city officials noted that they had yet to come up with a name for the new facility.

The $ 1.6-billion midfield terminal, which will have 12 new gates and is to be completed in 2019, will be located…


L.A. Times – Business

Stereotype-Defying Mayor, 35, Could Be Next DNC Chief

February 20, 2017 |

Pete Buttigieg may not be a household name, but the youthful Indiana mayor just might end up becoming the next chief of the Democratic National Committee, which chooses its new leader Saturday. The South Bend mayor, who turned 35 last month, is being seen as somebody who could break through…
Newser

Texas Mayor: ‘I am Transgender’

February 2, 2017 |

Eight months after taking office, the mayor of a North Texas town has announced that she is transgender. Jess Herbst of tiny New Hope is believed to be the first openly transgender mayor in Texas, reports the New York Times . In an open letter posted Jan. 23 on the town…
Newser

Philippine Mayor Killed in Jail Cell

November 6, 2016 |

Philippine police killed a town mayor in his jail cell in a purported gunbattle, the second killing in a week of a politician linked to illegal drugs under President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal crackdown. Rolando Espinosa Sr., mayor of the town of Albuera, and a fellow inmate were shot dead before…
Newser

CNN

Brazil shifts right as Rio elects evangelical mayor

November 2, 2016 |

Rio de Janeiro, the city of sunshine and samba, elected a former evangelical bishop mayor in a municipal election that signals Brazil’s politics are shifting right after 13 years of national leftist rule.
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