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  • L.A. Moves Ahead with Plan for Half-Cent Sales Tax Hike

    L.A. Moves Ahead with Plan for Half-Cent Sales Tax Hike
    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles City Council agreed to place a half-cent sales tax hike on the March 5 ballot to avert new cuts in city services, drawing immediate opposition from critics in and outside city government. Voters would decide the measure,...
  • Jackie Lacey Sworn in as L.A.'s First Female, Black D.A.

    Jackie Lacey Sworn in as L.A.'s First Female, Black D.A.
    LOS ANGELES -- Promising to lead “without regard to politics or partisanship," Jackie Lacey was sworn in Monday as Los Angeles County’s first female and first African American district attorney. Lacey, 55, giggled briefly as she raised her right hand for...
  • Jackie Lacey Makes History In L.A. County District Attorney Race

    Jackie Lacey Makes History In L.A. County District Attorney Race
    LOS ANGELES -- Veteran prosecutor Jackie Lacey was successful in her bid to become Los Angeles County's first African American and first female district attorney, building a commanding advantage over her rival, Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Jackson. Lacey...
  • Alexander Haagen dies at 91; developer who served on Los Angeles Coliseum commission

    Alexander Haagen dies at 91; developer who served on Los Angeles Coliseum commission
    Alexander Haagen, a major Southern California shopping center developer who, as president of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission in the late 1980s, clashed with Los Angeles Raiders owner Al Davis over proposed stadium seating renovations before...
  • Robert J. Kelleher dies at 99; pivotal tennis official became federal judge

    Robert J. Kelleher dies at 99; pivotal tennis official became federal judge
    Robert J. Kelleher, who helped lead tennis into the modern open era while serving as president of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Assn. and who later became a U.S. District Court judge based in Los Angeles, has died. He was 99. Kelleher, who was also captain of the...
  • PASSINGS: Norma Zimmer, Dick Walsh, Robert F. Ellsworth, Robert Traylor, Burt Reinhardt

    PASSINGS: Norma Zimmer, Dick Walsh, Robert F. Ellsworth, Robert Traylor, Burt Reinhardt
    Norma Zimmer Singer was Welk 'Champagne Lady' Norma Zimmer, 87, the "Champagne Lady" of television's "The Lawrence Welk Show" and a studio singer, died Tuesday at her home in Brea. Her son, Larry, did not give the cause of death. Zimmer performed on...
  • Scene & Heard: Salon by the Shore

    Scene & Heard: Salon by the Shore
    At the first Salon by the Shore to benefit the Museum of Contemporary Art, museum director Jeffrey Deitch introduced internationally recognized artist Doug Aitken and offered some explanations for L.A.'s ability to create so many great artists. Among...
  • Hot Property: Ryan Seacrest is done playing host at Hollywood Hills estate

    Hot Property: Ryan Seacrest is done playing host at Hollywood Hills estate
    "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest has listed his gated Hollywood Hills estate for $14.95 million. The 10,000-square-foot Mediterranean, built in 1974, sits on nearly an acre of hilltop with canyon and city views. Remodeled during Seacrest's ownership,...
  • Book smart: Ken Brecher

    Book smart: Ken Brecher
    For Ken Brecher to say that being the president of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles is the best job he's ever had -- well, that speaks volumes. Consider that he's run the Sundance Institute, the Boston Children's Museum and a major Philadelphia...
  • Who will be L.A.'s next mayor?

    Who will be L.A.'s next mayor?
    Los Angeles' mayoral election is still nearly two years away, but the field of candidates already is taking shape. And the race is certain to present voters with starkly different choices about who should run Los Angeles next. More contenders...
  • Newton: The speaker speaks

    John Pérez and I have been talking about the government and politics of California for 13 years. Some aspects of that conversation have changed: In our early conversations, he was the executive director of the United Food and Commercial Workers States'...