Wednesday night’s debate between L.A. mayoral hopefuls Karen Bass and Rick Caruso offered the public its first chance to see the candidates one-on-one ahead of the Nov. 8 election. Here are key takeaways from the debate:
Bass ups her attacks
Bass repeatedly slammed Caruso, a new approach for a candidate who has largely left the attacks to her allies.
She spoke in personal tones about her recent home burglary, telling Caruso that she was “disappointed” with his response to the incident. Bass said questions about whether her guns were legally stored and registered were an “act of desperation.”
“You remember when the Grove was burglarized, I called you to find out how you were,” she said. “And instead, you call on me to prove one thing or another.”
Later, Bass dinged…
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