Benjamin Oreskes is a general assignment reporter in the California section. Previously, he wrote the Essential California newsletter. Before coming to The Times in February 2017, Oreskes covered foreign policy at Politico in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Northwestern University, and looks forward to seeing the Wildcats play in the Rose Bowl sometime soon.
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With Rep. Karen Bass and Rick Caruso moving to the runoff, turnout in the Los Angeles mayoral primary appears to have come in higher than years past.
The next five months of campaigning will likely amplify the partisan schism between Rick Caruso and Karen Bass.
El multimillonario promotor inmobiliario Rick Caruso mantiene una estrecha ventaja sobre la diputada Karen Bass en la carrera para sustituir al alcalde Eric Garcetti.
Billionaire real estate developer Rick Caruso holds a narrow lead over U.S. Rep. Karen Bass in the race to replace Mayor Eric Garcetti.
The candidates campaigned across L.A. over the weekend, from Boyle Heights to Mar Vista to Woodland Hills, as the primary election nears.
Bass takes small edge in final pre-primary poll, but neither candidate seems likely to hit the 50% in Tuesday’s primary needed to win outright.
The council instructed its lawyers to bar homeless encampments from within 500 feet of schools and daycare centers.
L.A. mayoral candidate Karen Bass combines the focus on equity from her activist days with the practicality she learned in Sacramento and Washington.