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  • With mid-term elections over, state politicians jump to 2016, beyond

    Now the real fun begins. For California politicos who spent the last year yawning over a predictable top-of-the-ticket race, what has been shimmering in the distance is suddenly much closer. The next few statewide elections hold the promise of...
  • Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein shouldn't run again, majority of voters say

    Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein shouldn't run again, majority of voters say
    Although U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein — two of California's most experienced political figures — remain popular, a majority of state voters say they should not run for reelection, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles...
  • L.A.'s not-quite 'subway to the sea' finally breaks ground

    L.A.'s not-quite 'subway to the sea' finally breaks ground
    More than 30 years ago, officials promised that Los Angeles' first modern subway would cut through the congested and heavily populated Wilshire Corridor connecting downtown to the city's coastal suburbs. Now, after decades of delay over safety and...
  • L.A. leaders break ground on long-awaited Westside subway extension

    L.A. leaders break ground on long-awaited Westside subway extension
    After more than three decades of planning and delay, Los Angeles officials broke ground Friday on the first phase of a Westside subway extension that will expand transit options along one of the most densely populated and congested corridors in the...
  • Will L.A.'s 'subway to the sea' finally get there?

    Will L.A.'s 'subway to the sea' finally get there?
    When then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa promised 10 years ago to build the long-stalled “subway to the sea,” many Angelenos probably rolled their eyes and thought, “Yeah, right. We can't even get a train all the way to the airport.”...
  • Torlakson holds lead in state superintendent race

    While state Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson held a lead over Marshall Tuck in election returns Tuesday night, the incumbent warned of reveling too soon and the challenger said results could change. Shortly before midnight, Torlakson spoke to...
  • Diagonal walkways put drivers, pedestrians at different cross purposes

    Diagonal walkways put drivers, pedestrians at different cross purposes
    Over the last decade, officials have tried a series of steps to rein in cars on Los Angeles streets. They turned parking spaces into micro-parks, converted street corners into trendy plazas and reserved lanes of traffic for cyclists. Now, Mayor Eric...
  • In Colorado, gubernatorial candidates court Latinos, talk leadership

    In Colorado, gubernatorial candidates court Latinos, talk leadership
    At a quaint tamale shop on this city's north side, Democratic brass on Sunday gathered in support of Gov. John Hickenlooper, who this week faces one of the toughest election battles of his decadelong political career. As the smells of handmade tamales...
  • 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...