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  • Zev Yaroslavsky, victim of term limits, reflects on decades in office

    Zev Yaroslavsky, victim of term limits, reflects on decades in office
    A decade into his long, public career, Zev Yaroslavsky ruminated about his motivation for first seeking elected office. "To save the world," he told an interviewer in 1985. A member of the Los Angeles City Council at the time, he conceded that he...
  • How Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky changed L.A. County

     How Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky changed L.A. County
    Gloria Molina came to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 1991 after a federal court threw out the previous year's election and ordered a new one for a new district, drawn with boundaries that gave Latinos something closer to a proportionate...
  • A sparkling holiday tradition - Allentown's Lights in the Parkway

    A sparkling holiday tradition - Allentown's Lights in the Parkway
    Allentown's Lights in the Parkway opens its 19th season on Friday, featuring more than a mile of illuminated displays, from holiday staples such as reindeer and snowmen to elaborate scenes such as "The Wizard of Oz" and the new "Twelve Days of Christmas."...
  • Farrakhan the false prophet

    Farrakhan the false prophet
    We are fortunate to have had three great leaders in the 20th century — each a man of color, each a man having no conventional power, each a man of peace. First, Mohandas Gandhi, then Martin Luther King Jr. and finally Nelson Mandela. Each taught...
  • future date with time [chi-test-mike-story-6]

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation's capital is celebrating the gift of more than 3,000 cherry trees from Japan in 1912. Because of mild weather, the trees, which circle the Tidal Basin, bloomed earlier than usual this year and have passed peak. But...
  • Academy to honor Harry Belafonte for his activism

    When Harry Belafonte appeared in mob-controlled Las Vegas in the 1950s at the Thunderbird Hotel, he decided to challenge the racist system that prevented African American performers from staying at hotels on the Strip. "I walked into the lobby, going to...
  • AFI Fest: 'Selma' upends best picture Oscar race

    AFI Fest: 'Selma' upends best picture Oscar race
    Those standing in line outside Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre on Tuesday night for the 9 p.m. screening of Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" heard a loud roar go up from inside the historic building shortly after 8. It was the sound of Ava DuVernay's...
  • Mix-ups at polling places hamper some voting

    Voters in Chicago were slowed down by hundreds of missing election judges Tuesday and in some cases were handed only half of the ballot, while in Lake County election officials were forced midday to change their balloting procedures after a battle with...
  • As Ferguson cleans up, government's response sparks criticism

    As Ferguson cleans up, government's response sparks criticism
    The sounds of cleanup -- crinkling glass, the pounding of hammers and the buzz of a circular saw -- filled the air Tuesday morning on South Florissant Road, where windows were smashed at businesses a block from the Ferguson Police Department headquarters....
  • Some voters in Chicago wait 9 hours to vote: 'I just didn't want to be denied'

    Some voters in Chicago wait 9 hours to vote: 'I just didn't want to be denied'
    The speeches were long over and most of the races were called, but Decorda McGee still waited in line at a North Side polling place to cast his ballot. After nine hours, McGee finally voted around 3 a.m. Wednesday, the last person in a long, slow line...
  • Louisiana Senate race likely to hinge on black vote

    Standing on a street of abandoned lots interrupted by the occasional dilapidated shotgun house, a campaign worker for Sen. Mary L. Landrieu looked down at the list of addresses where she was to knock on doors and assumed there had been a mistake. The...