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  • California teacher tenure finally a major election issue

    Who'd have thought it? Teacher tenure — the topic that made sparks fly during a gubernatorial debate. And the hottest issue in a close race for state schools chief. Wonky tenure and other job protections for teachers — good ones and bad...
  • L.A.'s rush-hour construction ban is costing taxpayers millions

    L.A.'s rush-hour construction ban is costing taxpayers millions
    Soon after taking office in 2005, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed an executive order banning construction by "any city department or agency on major roads" during the morning and evening rush hour. It was a popular move, intended to reduce traffic...
  • Gina Marie Lindsey: She's piloting LAX into the 21st century

     Gina Marie Lindsey: She's piloting LAX into the 21st century
    Don't think that Gina Marie Lindsey is up in an ivory control tower. This week, the executive director of Los Angeles World Airports will be joining an estimated 2.6 million passengers in the Christmas/New Year's scrum at LAX, on her own holiday travels....
  • Coliseum incurred big expense in trying to keep USC lease talks secret

    Coliseum incurred big expense in trying to keep USC lease talks secret
    The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was flirting with insolvency, but that didn't stop its government overseers from incurring hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal expenses to keep secret their deliberations on a new long-term lease for the stadium....
  • 2013 Newsmaker: Burbank couple fought civil rights battle that changed the nation

    2013 Newsmaker: Burbank couple fought civil rights battle that changed the nation
    A Burbank couple made national headlines this year after successfully tackling Proposition 8, California's 2008 ban on same-sex marriage. Burbank residents Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, along with a lesbian couple from Berkeley, challenged the ban in...
  • L.A. councilman says Jerry Brown failed taxpayers on Coliseum deal

    L.A. councilman says Jerry Brown failed taxpayers on Coliseum deal
    City Councilman Bernard C. Parks on Monday said Gov. Jerry Brown failed California taxpayers by ignoring his complaints about secrecy surrounding the deal that gave USC control of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and nearly all of its revenue. Parks...
  • L.A. city employees receive last in a costly series of raises

    L.A. city employees receive last in a costly series of raises
    At least 13,000 Los Angeles city employees received a 5.5% raise Wednesday, the final piece of a salary agreement that became a major financial burden during the recent economic downturn. The pay hike means a majority of workers with the Coalition of L....
  • Fixing the Fire Department

    Fixing the Fire Department
    Nearly two years ago, the brilliant facade of the Los Angeles Fire Department cracked. Long regarded as one of the nation's premier firefighting agencies, it was reduced by the recession and budget cuts and left unable to deliver the high standard of...
  • Former L.A. mayor to advise Spanish-language broadcaster Estrella TV

    Former L.A. mayor to advise Spanish-language broadcaster Estrella TV
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has joined Spanish-language broadcaster Estrella TV as a senior advisor to help the 4-year-old television network gain traction. The network, based in Burbank, is banking on Villaraigosa to give it greater...
  • Digital dollars on rise. Campion to head Cannes jury. Bay walks!

    After the coffee. Before figuring out why 2014 is dragging. The Skinny: Apparently the first Monday after Jan. 1 is the most depressing day of the year. I actually was in a good mood yesterday. Go figure. Maybe I'm just grateful not to be at the...
  • Report calls L.A. a city in decline, warns of crisis in leadership

    Report calls L.A. a city in decline, warns of crisis in leadership
    Los Angeles is a city in decline, strangled by traffic, weighed down by poverty and suffering from "a crisis of leadership and direction," according to a report released Wednesday by a 13-member citizen panel. The Los Angeles 2020 Commission, convened...