End of an Era

End of an Era

He was the first black elected mayor of one of America's top three cities and has held the job for a record-breaking five terms, 19 years. But last week Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, 74 -- affectionately called "Mayor for Life" -- announced that he would not run again next June. Bradley was known as a coalition builder who opened up government to the city's diverse ethnic groups, and his departure marks the end of an era. His legacy: both the resoundingly successful 1984 Olympics as well as the devastating 1992 riots.


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