In ailing LA, Mayor-elect Karen Bass promises unity, change

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles’ new mayor has outlined her vision to turn around a troubled City Hall and restrain an out-of-control homeless crisis in the nation’s second-largest city. U.S. Rep. Karen Bass appeared before cheering supporters to celebrate her victory over billionaire developer Rick Caruso. Bass struck a tone of unity with a multi-ethnic crowd arrayed behind her. She echoed echoed her main themes from the campaign, including getting homeless people off the streets, reversing spiking crime rates and developing housing for working-class families. She takes office Dec. 12.