| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:42 PM
Teachers unions defended their ground in California this week — and bucked national trends — by helping to reelect a state schools chief in a race with broad implications for education policy and politics.
With union backing, Tom Torlakson...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:30 AM
The personal or private museum, built to hold the blue-chip paintings of a wealthy collector, is more of an American phenomenon than a European one.
In Los Angeles alone we have the examples of the Getty, the Huntington and the Hammer to look to, with...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 11:49 AM
If practice is what gets you to Carnegie Hall, as the saying goes, what gets you to the Music Center has always been a car.
The performing arts complex, which will turn 50 next month, sits atop Bunker Hill in downtown Los Angeles like a late-modern,...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 11:26 AM
A few minutes after sitting down to talk with Renzo Piano in his large, airy Paris studio Tuesday, I asked the architect about the progress of the film museum he is designing for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wilshire Boulevard....
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:07 PM
In the race to be the state’s schools chief, candidates Tom Torlakson and Marshall Tuck have roughly the same amount -- well under $1 million -- going into the election's final weeks, according to campaign reports filed with the state.
| Oct 6, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver has raised nearly twice as much money -- a little more than $1 million -- than former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl in the Nov. 4 election campaign to replace retiring Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky....
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Enough with the yuppies — this new Bunker Hill apartment building is for grown-ups.
It's not that Related Cos. is trying to scare off young professionals who are flocking to downtown Los Angeles. It's just that it seems as if every other developer...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Architecture is not just slow. It's a hurry-up-and-wait profession at its core, chancy and contingent, as vulnerable to the cold feet of clients as the whims of capital markets. During the Great Recession, as financing dried up and confidence cracked, the...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 3:03 PM
A countdown clock in Orange County's school headquarters is marking the final hours until the district learns whether it has won the Broad Prize, the nation's top honor for urban school districts.
"Let this be a time for our entire community to get...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:42 AM
A week after taking the unprecedented step of suspending three colleagues, the California state Senate erased the lawmakers’ names, press releases and archives from its websites. The Senate left in place bare-bones information for the districts of...
| 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...