| Dec 10, 2013
The Los Angeles Unified school board has barely had time to mourn the loss of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte; now it must decide how best to fill her seat.
LaMotte, a school board member since 2003, died last week at an education conference in San Diego....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte was for the last several years on the losing side of the Los Angeles Unified school board. Her strong alliance with United Teachers Los Angeles and her dislike of most charter schools and of various reform efforts were at...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Thanks to the tenacity of the Fair Political Practices Commission, the names are now dribbling out of the campaign donors who secretly supported an anti-union measure and opposed a desperately needed tax increase on last year's California ballot.
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:25 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown’s campaign account continues to swell with new donations, even though he hasn’t officially said whether he’ll run for reelection next year.
A new report filed with the state by his campaign committee...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt Disney and a philanthropist who bucked powers-that-be in Los Angeles to keep architect Frank Gehry on the job during a crucial phase of planning the city’s new concert hall, has died. She was 79.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The recent turmoil over the Grand Avenue redevelopment effort leaves a bunch of pretty basic questions unanswered.
For starters, who exactly is going to design a planned retail, residential and hotel complex across Grand from Walt Disney Concert Hall in...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:21 PM
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation named a high-ranking White House official as its first president this week. In addition, the Broads announced a $100-million gift to their institute focused on biomedical research in Cambridge, Mass.
The moves reflect...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Los Angeles philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad have given $100 million to their institute dedicated to biomedical research.
The gift brings the couple's total donations to the Broad Institute to $700 million since it was founded about a decade ago. ...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 9:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — Tony Russo had a multimillion-dollar problem.
The Republican consultant and his team had raised piles of cash to use in California politics as last November's election approached. But a wrinkle in state law meant he couldn't spend...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:17 PM
This post has been corrected and updated.
A state investigation into a network of nonprofit groups that funneled $11 million into initiative campaigns in California last year has revealed the identities of dozens of previously hidden donors to the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy, who has led the nation's second-largest school system since 2011, has told some top district officials that he could be leaving in coming months.
Deasy declined to discuss his intentions Thursday evening, saying...