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  • L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti set to visit Asia on a trade mission

    Like the four mayors before him, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will embark this weekend on a trade mission to China, South Korea and Japan, with an 80-member delegation of local officials and business leaders. The mayor says the goal of the 12-day...
  • Jon Stewart, Sen. Al Franken: Sunday guests

    Jon Stewart, Sen. Al Franken: Sunday guests
    The Sunday morning lineup of guests: Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., talk to "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon on CNN. A panel on Obama and immigration features Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.;  Alberto Gonzales, former...
  • Too many maverick moments finally led to Deasy's undoing at LAUSD

    Too many maverick moments finally led to Deasy's undoing at LAUSD
    The Los Angeles Unified School District dumped a heap of trouble on its schools this fall when it rolled out a new student records system. The breakdown was the most severe at Jefferson High School in South Los Angeles. Seniors couldn't get courses they...
  • Deasy's exit leaves unfinished work at LAUSD

    Deasy's exit leaves unfinished work at LAUSD
    Los Angeles school officials knew what they were getting when they hired John Deasy in 2010. He'd led national efforts to hold teachers accountable for student performance. He was brash, impatient and high-minded. He had the ear of billionaire Bill...
  • LAUSD regrouping after Deasy's departure

    LAUSD regrouping after Deasy's departure
    The end of Supt. John Deasy's dynamic and controversial 3 1/2 year reign over public schools in Los Angeles leaves school district leaders with the daunting task of mending broken relationships with employees, especially teachers, while stoking a...
  • LAUSD Supt. John Deasy's resignation is no cause for celebration

    LAUSD Supt. John Deasy's resignation is no cause for celebration
    For years before John Deasy took over as superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, administrators there agonized about high truancy rates and large numbers of dropouts. But the problems seemed close to intractable; change, for the most...
  • L.A. Unified sees a familiar face in Ramon Cortines

    L.A. Unified sees a familiar face in Ramon Cortines
    In 1999, the L.A. school system was in disarray amid internal political conflicts and a disastrous high school building project. School board members turned to Ramon C. Cortines to take control. On Thursday, they once again turned to Cortines to...
  • Round-Up: Elgin marbles, art and money, getting over David Byrne

    Round-Up: Elgin marbles, art and money, getting over David Byrne
    The Elgin Marbles debate and too many stories about art and money, including a $26-million painting by Christopher Wool, expensive art-dealer sushi, black dancers and ballet, plus the gruesome aesthetic possibilities of a Marina Abramovic/Lars Von Trier...
  • L.A. doesn't need a football team or a fancy convention center

    L.A. doesn't need a football team or a fancy convention center
    Mayor Eric Garcetti says it’s “highly likely” that a National Football League team will move to Los Angeles next year, that the league is “finally interested” in our fair city again. Oh really? This sounds familiar....
  • Psst ... wanna buy a parking spot?

    Psst ... wanna buy a parking spot?
    In Los Angeles, parking your car on the street can be almost as stressful as driving it in traffic. Day after day, motorists repeat the same drill in the congested neighborhoods of the city: They weave up and down the streets, eyes peeled for an empty...
  • 'L.A. Plays Itself,' but do films get it right?

    'L.A. Plays Itself,' but do films get it right?
    After years as an influential but rarely screen cult classic, Thom Andersen's 2003 documentary, "Los Angeles Plays Itself," will finally be released on DVD this week. Andersen, a professor of film studies at the California Institute of the Arts in...