| Mar 10, 2011
A crooked clock tower. A science building with defect-riddled labs. A running track that cracked and athletic field turf that wrinkled.
The list of construction errors — from goofy blunders to serious mistakes — across the nine campuses of...
| Mar 9, 2011
The chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District has vowed to review ethical standards and contracting practices after a series of Times articles exposed widespread waste in a $5.7-billion campus rebuilding program.
In a letter to faculty and...
| Mar 10, 2011
The board of the Los Angeles Community College District voted Wednesday to fire the head of its $5.7-billion construction program after a series of Times articles documented extensive waste in the rebuilding of the district's campuses.
| Apr 6, 2011
The Los Angeles Community College District will set up an independent citizens panel to review "the very serious issues" plaguing its $5.7-billion campus rebuilding program, Chancellor Daniel LaVista has announced.
The construction program "must be...
| Apr 28, 2011
An independent review panel was appointed Wednesday to recommend an overhaul of ethics rules and construction oversight for the Los Angeles Community College District's troubled rebuilding program.
The 10-member commission — which includes former...
| Apr 12, 2011
Larry Eisenberg, removed recently as head of the Los Angeles Community College District's troubled campus construction program, will collect his $211,000 salary for a year, along with a transportation allowance and other benefits, district records show....
| Mar 8, 2011
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has opened an investigation into an alleged conflict of interest on the part of a former community college official whose family business was paid more than $500,000 for working on a public construction...
| Mar 8, 2011
Tuesday's election for a majority of seats on the Los Angeles Community College District board pits four candidates backed by the colleges' faculty union and campus contractors against 12 others struggling to overcome the group's huge financial edge....
| May 16, 2012
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The Legislative Analyst's Office issued a report criticizing the Brown administration's plan to overhaul California's prison system. Although the report said the plan "merits consideration," it said the state will end up facing higher costs despite...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:32 PM
CBS News: Keystone pipeline: How many jobs really at stake? The U.S. State Department calculated last year that the underground pipeline would add 5,000 to 6,000 U.S. jobs. One independent review of Keystone puts that number even lower, with the......
| Oct 11, 2010
A county that's home to 1.56 million poor people should probably do something about poverty, don't you think?
According to the latest Census Bureau report, the number of people in L.A. County living below the poverty threshold of $10,956 for a single...