Though [Councilman Tom] LaBonge clearly has a deep commitment and historical understanding of L.A. and CD 4, he hasn't offered any evidence during his campaign - or during his decade on the council - that he can help the city reinvent itself during this watershed moment.&c. Interesting especially because The Daily News endorsement matters in North Hollywood and Toluca Lake, where Box is weakest and least well-known.
By comparison, challenger Stephen Box has.
Box, a community activist with broad-based grass-roots support in the district, has fresh ideas about how to make the city work for its residents, an excitement about shaking up the status quo at City Hall and strong, though rough leadership skills - the kind of which are in serious shortage around the horseshoe in council chambers.
Box nabs Daily News endorsement
Above Tomas O'Grady and the other guy.