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  • CicLAvia closes a few streets to cars but can open the city's mind

    CicLAvia closes a few streets to cars but can open the city's mind
    What is CicLAvia? That's hardly a simple question these days. The Los Angeles open-streets festival, which may gain a monthly spot on the calendar by 2017, isn't just drawing increasingly large crowds and expanding into new territory, including upcoming...
  • GOP 2016 contenders to court Mitt Romney's top donors in Utah

    Top donors to Mitt Romney’s two presidential campaigns are gathering this week for the former Massachusetts governor’s annual retreat in Park City, where they will get a fresh look at many of the top potential 2016 contenders. New Jersey...
  • Eric Garcetti makes an impression in Sacramento

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti may be running for governor someday. So his first mayoral visit to Sacramento last week was intriguing. Yes, of course, it's way too early to speculate about who will succeed Gov. Jerry Brown, a virtual cinch to win a...
  • Critics of wage boost for L.A. hotel workers point to earlier pledge

    Critics of wage boost for L.A. hotel workers point to earlier pledge
    As Los Angeles leaders seek to raise the minimum wage for workers in scores of big hotels, critics are questioning whether the city has followed a regulation that requires officials to first cross several hurdles. Seven years ago, when Los Angeles...
  • Seven candidates vie for LAUSD board seat in wide-open contest

    The Los Angeles teachers union and a powerful group of civic leaders are sitting out Tuesday's key race for a seat on the Board of Education in what has become a spirited, wide-open contest among seven candidates. The special election is being called to...
  • L.A. Unified suspension rates fall but some question figures' accuracy

    L.A. Unified suspension rates fall but some question figures' accuracy
    In the heart of Watts, where violence in nearby housing projects can spill over onto campuses, two of the city's toughest middle schools have long dealt with fights, drugs and even weapons. Administrators typically have handled these problems by...
  • California GOP sees Democrats Newsom and Harris as sitting pretty

    Republicans trying to unseat Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris share a common complaint: The two Democrats are so confident of reelection that they're already laying ground to run for governor in 2018. "She's looking right past us,"...
  • Contest for California schools chief heats up

    Contest for California schools chief heats up
    California voters haven't booted out a state schools chief in 32 years. They're not likely to this year, either. But don't bet the kids' college money on it. This is a weird election, especially the June 3 primary. There's nothing really compelling on...
  • Opposing visions for education on view in state superintendent race

    Opposing visions for education on view in state superintendent race
    In next month's contest to lead the state's public schools, the two front-runners represent opposing forces within education over how best to improve student achievement. Tom Torlakson, the Democratic incumbent, champions teachers and their unions,...
  • Watts school officials are targeting black students, some parents say

    Watts school officials are targeting black students, some parents say
    Fanning racial tensions at a Watts middle school, several African American parents say Latino administrators are unfairly targeting their children and unofficially suspending them from classes. One parent, Tyronda Farley, said her sixth-grade daughter...
  • Racial tensions are rising at Watts middle school

    Racial tensions are rising at Watts middle school
    Fanning racial tensions at a Watts middle school, several African American parents asserted Wednesday that Latino administrators are unfairly targeting their children and unofficially suspending them from classes. One parent, Tyronda Farley, said her...