| Mar 30, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Diana Ross, in a ruffled crimson dress layered with sparkles, strutted across the stage Saturday night at the Museum of Contemporary Art's gala, belting out the lyrics to a classic tune that had particular resonance:
“Did you think I’d...
| Apr 3, 2014
Without a doubt, California's poor and minority schoolchildren get more than their share of ineffective, unmotivated and demoralized teachers.
But are the state laws governing teacher tenure, dismissal and layoffs now under attack in a Los Angeles court...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:13 AM
Art talks typically don’t draw stadium concert-like crowds. On Monday night, however, almost 2,000 people crowded into downtown L.A.’s Orpheum Theatre to hear filmmaker-actor-artist John Waters interview contemporary artist Jeff Koons. The...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The debate on whether Los Angeles hotel workers should be paid at least $15.37 an hour opened last week with some less-than-expected allies for a "living wage" and some questions from City Council members about whether the proposal goes too far, or not...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:05 AM
California voters — thankfully — will probably not have to decide in November whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Backers of the Control, Regulate and Tax Marijuana Act, which had the most funding and organized support of...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:27 AM
The opening of the Broad museum in downtown Los Angeles may have been pushed back to 2015, but its art-focused lecture series, “The Un-Private Collection,” is proceeding full steam ahead.
The series, which pairs contemporary artists from the...
| Feb 9, 2014
The leaders of Eli Broad's planned Grand Avenue museum of contemporary art, to be called simply the Broad, will make news in three separate ways on Monday.
They will unveil designs for a new plaza adjacent to the museum by architects Diller, Scofidio...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:26 AM
The leaders of Eli Broad's planned Grand Avenue museum of postwar and contemporary art, to be called simply the Broad, will make news in three separate ways on Monday.
They will officially unveil plans for a new plaza adjacent to the Broad —...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 7:51 PM
Local school districts, state legislators and even a California governor have tried to limit teachers' job protections, among the most generous in the country. Efforts have all failed to rid public schools of ineffective teachers by making it easier to...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 8:43 AM
Arguments begin Monday in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of laws that govern California’s teacher tenure rules, seniority policies and the dismissal process -- an overhaul of which could upend controversial job security for instructors....
| Jan 27, 2014
| 10:58 AM
It looks as if MOCA’s new director, Philippe Vergne, will be hosting a party this spring, and it’s a big one – the museum’s 35th anniversary gala.
MOCA announced on Monday that the event, sponsored by Louis Vuitton and...