| Jan 21, 2015
| 3:00 PM
Barbara Boxer may have no plans to endorse any of the potential candidates clamoring to replace her in the Senate, but that isn’t stopping them from lining up at her door.
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hopped into an eco-friendly...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 7:54 PM
One by one, three U.S. senators took turns tweeting Wednesday that they were “excited” by California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris' run for Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York left it at that.
Sen. Cory Booker of New...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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....
| Nov 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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.
| Jan 7, 2015
| 4:00 AM
As a three-term Colorado governor, Roy Romer, a Democrat, had to deal with a combative Republican majority in his state Legislature. He later headed his party's fractious national committee.
But nothing was as difficult, he said, as running the Los...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Los Angeles' budget for 2014-15 tops $8.1 billion, which is bigger than the budgets of about a dozen states. In the coming months, the city must grapple with some serious questions, many related to how to spend that money, such as the funding of pensions;...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 6:23 PM
Not many politicians have pop-star first-name recognition, but for four decades, there has been only one "Zev" in Los Angeles. Zev Yaroslavsky, elected to the Los Angeles City Council in 1975 and this week departing elected office for good, is leaving the...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 3:00 AM
St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke is involved in plans to build an 80,000-seat NFL stadium as part of a massive development in Inglewood. ------------
FOR THE RECORD:
Stadium renderings: In the Jan. 5 Sports section, credits on artist renderings for...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Sean Lourdes had a meeting, and why not here, at one of the most lavish estates in Los Angeles — a 48,000-square-foot palace on the slopes of Bel-Air?
When his guest arrived in the mansion's circular driveway, the young philanthropist retreated...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 7:07 PM
Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris formally launched her bid Tuesday for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer, pledging to be a "fighter" who would work for middle-class families, students, immigrants and the elderly.
Harris is the first...