| 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 10, 2014
| 7:00 AM
When the Broad contemporary art museum opens downtown next year, it will house not only nearly 2,000 pieces of art from the 1950s to the present, but a restaurant helmed by former French Laundry chef Timothy Hollingsworth that will be a cornerstone of a...
| 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...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:44 AM
A relative newcomer to the city education scene has dominated fundraising and spending in the race for an open seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education.
Through May 17, Alex Johnson, the senior education aide to county Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas,...
| May 27, 2014
| 7:00 AM
A curious press release came from the campaign for Tom Torlakson for state superintendent of public instruction. Torlakson is the incumbent, running against a strong reform candidate, Marshall Tuck, who so far has been endorsed by this paper as well as...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:04 PM
The Broad Foundation's education initiatives began 15 years ago, but the organization is just now getting its first president, and his surname isn't Broad. Bruce Reed is tasked with minding the foundation's investments and its work on K-12 reform, which...