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  • Barbara Boxer has no shortage of visitors as race to replace her nears

    Barbara Boxer has no shortage of visitors as race to replace her nears
    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...
  • Senators back Harris for Senate; Villaraigosa 'very likely' to run

    Senators back Harris for Senate; Villaraigosa 'very likely' to run
    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...
  • 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...
  • An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?

    An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?
    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...
  • How to get more Angelenos to the ballot box

    How to get more Angelenos to the ballot box
    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;...
  • Zev Yaroslavsky looks back on 20 years as an L.A. County supervisor

    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...
  • A 20-year NFL-to-L.A. timeline

    A 20-year NFL-to-L.A. timeline
    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...
  • 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...
  • Young philanthropist draws celebrities, the Dalai Lama -- and questions

    Young philanthropist draws celebrities, the Dalai Lama -- and questions
    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...
  • Kamala Harris formally launches bid to succeed Boxer in U.S. Senate

    Kamala Harris formally launches bid to succeed Boxer in U.S. Senate
    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...