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  • Former President Clinton, Garcetti swap ideas on public works money

    Former President Clinton, Garcetti swap ideas on public works money
    It was just short of a year ago that former President Bill Clinton joined Wendy Greuel at Langer’s Deli in Los Angeles to assume his role as surrogate in chief for her campaign against mayoral rival Eric Garcetti. What a difference a year makes....
  • Advocates call for raising tax money to pay for mass transit improvements

    Advocates call for raising tax money to pay for mass transit improvements
    A coalition of transportation advocates supported by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle has recommended raising new tax money in Cook County to help pay for billions of dollars of mass transit improvements. Launching a...
  • L.A. Unified's decision to move students sparks furor

    L.A. Unified's decision to move students sparks furor
    The two schools are a two-minute drive apart in similarly low-income, largely immigrant neighborhoods. But to hear students tell it, the two places might as well be different planets. Lincoln High School in Lincoln Heights, located on the edge of...
  • Winners of free-speech suit against L.A. are awarded only $2

    Winners of free-speech suit against L.A. are awarded only $2
    Two men who were repeatedly kicked out of Los Angeles City Council meetings for violating public comment rules won part of a free-speech lawsuit against the city last year. But a jury recently awarded them only a few dollars for their trouble. The...
  • Marshall Tuck for state superintendent of public instruction

    Marshall Tuck for state superintendent of public instruction
    Really, this editorial shouldn't exist. There should be no race for state superintendent of public instruction because it shouldn't be an elected position. The state Department of Education should be led by an appointee of the governor, just as the U.S....
  • 'Water & Power' stakes out its turf

     'Water & Power' stakes out its turf
    The stated goal for the gritty, neo-noir drama "Water & Power" isn't simply to take a deep narrative dive into what one character in the new movie terms the "contrails of corruption" in modern Los Angeles. According to its writer-director Richard...
  • Response to the Sterling incident offers reasons for hope

    Response to the Sterling incident offers reasons for hope
    I never met my grandparents on my father's side. They came to California from Spain in search of a better life and died before I was born, passing down the name I've carried around now for 60 years. I never gave any thought to being a Lopez when I was a...
  • No wonder L.A. is the city of broken sidewalks

    No wonder L.A. is the city of broken sidewalks
    After several years during which they provided no money for sidewalk repairs, the City Council and then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa last year set aside $10 million to begin addressing the backlog of busted sidewalks in Los Angeles, especially those that...
  • Banc of California gets 20 Popular Community branches, Latino presence

    Banc of California gets 20 Popular Community branches, Latino presence
    Banc of California in Irvine is acquiring Popular Community Bank's 20 Southern California offices, part of a deal in which Popular Inc., Puerto Rico's largest bank, is shedding 41 mainland U.S. branches. The companies said Wednesday that Banc of...
  • Irvine bank to buy Popular branches

    Irvine bank to buy Popular branches
    Banc of California, a growing community bank in Irvine, is doubling its footprint in Southern California as it joins a new wave of smaller California banks pushing to expand into regional players in the aftermath of the financial crisis and the Great...
  • Garcetti drops an F-bomb at Kings celebration — and there's fallout

    Garcetti drops an F-bomb at Kings celebration — and there's fallout
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, known for his disciplined campaign style and careful approach to governing, celebrated the Kings' Stanley Cup victory Monday by letting an obscenity fly on live television. But Garcetti, unlike many politicians heard...