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  • Gloria Allred, Bob Filner's nemesis

    Gloria Allred, Bob Filner's nemesis
    She sent San Diego's departing Mayor Bob Filner some resignation "gifts" last week, among them a mirror, so he could see who was to blame for his downfall. This sort of made-for-TV event has been S.O.P. for lawyer Gloria Allred for more than 30 years....
  • Bill Thomas, a Times editor during the glory times, dies

    Bill Thomas, a Times editor during the glory times, dies
    There are real-life newspaper editors like the ones you see in the movies, the ones who swagger and swashbuckle and cuss and scrap. Bill Thomas was not one of those editors. He was urbane, dapper, cool and collected, an editor to match the...
  • Ron Unz, a mo' money man on the minimum wage

    Ron Unz, a mo' money man on the minimum wage
    Ron Unz knows his way around the California ballot. He ran for governor against Pete Wilson in the GOP primary 20 years ago. He lost big, but four years later he won with his Proposition 227, which altered California schools by effectively ending...
  • Toni Atkins, the Assembly's speaker to be

     Toni Atkins, the Assembly's speaker to be
    It's not like the days when a Willie Brown or a Jesse Unruh could all but take out a lease on the Assembly speaker's offices in Sacramento. Term limits mean Toni Atkins will have to vacate the premises not much more than two years after she takes over the...
  • Jay Famiglietti's mission: to rescue us from our bad water habits

     Jay Famiglietti's mission: to rescue us from our bad water habits
    If there are stars among the state's water experts, Jay Famiglietti is one, with titles too long for a marquee: a UC Irvine professor of earth system science and head of the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling, and a new member of the Santa Ana Regional...
  • Alyssa Milano, media actorvist

     Alyssa Milano, media actorvist
    When you've been working since you were 8, as Alyssa Milano has, it takes a special kind of role to get you really excited. Using your birthday to raise money for clean water in Ethiopia, for instance. Or hunkering down with the beleaguered in Kosovo...
  • John L. Scott, L.A. County's new sheriff, and his to-do list

    John L. Scott, L.A. County's new sheriff, and his to-do list
    I overheard this outside the L.A. County sheriff's headquarters in Monterey Park. "So, how's he doing?" "He seems good so far. Everybody's just wait and see." "He" is the interim sheriff, John L. Scott, chosen to replace Lee Baca, who retired as...
  • Janet Napolitano, UC's flak catcher, on admissions policy, tuition hikes and more

    Janet Napolitano, UC's flak catcher, on admissions policy, tuition hikes and more
    Which is the frying pan and which is the fire? Janet Napolitano resigned as head of Homeland Security to head the University of California. At DHS, keeping the U.S. safe meant she was sometimes under attack. UC, of course, is its own kind of minefield....
  • The principled lobbyist: George Steffes explains why real people think the government's for rent

    The principled lobbyist: George Steffes explains why real people think the government's for rent
    George Steffes was a boy standing on Wilshire Boulevard when Dwight D. Eisenhower rolled by in a motorcade, and he was mightily impressed. But that's not what got him into politics. He went to 5 o'clock Mass one day in 1966 and ran into an acquaintance...
  • California Rep. George Miller, a D.C. insider who's bowing out

     California Rep. George Miller, a D.C. insider who's bowing out
    The month that a TV game show called "Wheel of Fortune" made its debut, a 29-year-old Californian named George Miller was taking his new seat in Congress. Both the show and the congressman are still around, but Miller has decided that he's taken his final...
  • Michelle Mowery: She's mapping out L.A.'s cycling plan

     Michelle Mowery: She's mapping out L.A.'s cycling plan
    If you're expecting a new bicycle alongside the Christmas tree, or just rolling out your old one, Michelle Mowery is on your side of the street. The city of four wheels is turning a corner on two wheels. Nearly 350 miles of new bike lanes, out of a...