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  • 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...
  • Councilwoman faces familiar foe in race for San Fernando Valley seat

    Councilwoman faces familiar foe in race for San Fernando Valley seat
    Last year's race to fill the seat of departing Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cardenas was a grab-the-popcorn kind of show: two established public officials — and onetime allies — dueling to represent some of the most impoverished parts of...
  • A journalist's recipe for fixing L.A.

    A journalist's recipe for fixing L.A.
    Efforts to improve local government and the services it provides have come and gone over the 22 years I have covered Los Angeles for this newspaper. Some have been successful: The Christopher Commission reset the accountability systems at the LAPD, and...
  • Sriracha, a water bond and other things for which we're thankful

    The nature of this page — of all editorial pages, really — is that much space is devoted to criticism, to identifying and illuminating the flaws of legislation or legislators, candidates or ideas. By way of respite, we like to devote our...
  • Activist Paulina Gonzalez puts pressure on banks to help the poor

    Activist Paulina Gonzalez puts pressure on banks to help the poor
    The gig: Former union organizer and community activist Paulina Gonzalez, 41, became executive director this year of the California Reinvestment Coalition, an advocate for better financial services and affordable housing in low-income neighborhoods....
  • A push to increase L.A. voter turnout

    A push to increase L.A. voter turnout
    L.A.'s political leaders hit the jackpot six years ago, persuading voters to approve three tax increases on the same election ballot — one for schools, another for colleges and a third to expand the county's transportation network. The...
  • FBI at the door is just the latest bad news for L.A. school district

    FBI at the door is just the latest bad news for L.A. school district
    With three weeks left in December, I'm hesitant to jump the gun and suggest that we've seen the last of this year's troubles for the Los Angeles Unified School District. As you might have heard, there was a knock at the door of district headquarters...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...