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Richard Riordan

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  • As Assembly speaker, he helped tame the budget. What's next for John Pérez?

    John A. Pérez became speaker of the Assembly, arguably the second-most powerful position in California, on March 1, 2010. When he took the oath, the state faced the highest unemployment rate in its recorded history and a budget shortfall of $60 billion....
  • McKenna and Johnson lead in early returns for L.A. school board

    McKenna and Johnson lead in early returns for L.A. school board
    In early ballots, George McKenna and Alex Johnson appeared headed to an August runoff to fill an open seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education. McKenna was comfortably in front, with Johnson a strong second, well ahead of five other candidates who...
  • George McKenna and Alex Johnson leading in L.A. Unified race

     George McKenna and Alex Johnson leading in L.A. Unified race
    Vying for an open seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education, George McKenna and Alex Johnson appeared to be headed to a runoff in Tuesday's primary election. The two were the best funded in a crowded field. Seven candidates were seeking to fill the...
  • Bobby Shriver endorsed for supervisor by ex-L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan

    In the latest sign that business interests are coalescing around his candidacy, Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver was endorsed Friday by former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Riordan cited Shriver's time on the Santa Monica...
  • Los Angeles Ballet honors Paula Abdul, Jane Seymour, Lori Milken

    Los Angeles Ballet honors Paula Abdul, Jane Seymour, Lori Milken
    The event: Los Angeles Ballet staged its annual gala on Saturday, honoring philanthropist Lori Milken, actress Jane Seymour and entertainer Paula Abdul. (The latter came in from down under, where she is a judge on “So You Think You Can Dance...
  • Jim Newton - Editor at Large

    Jim Newton - Editor at Large
    Jim Newton is editor at large of the Los Angeles Times. He serves as a member of The Times' editorial board, advises on editorial matters and writes and edits for the editorial page and Op-Ed, including a weekly column examining the policy and politics of...
  • Diane Disney Miller dies at 79; philanthropist championed Disney Hall

    Walt Disney's name is on Los Angeles' world-famous concert hall, but it was a far less-known Disney who came from behind the scenes to ensure that architect Frank Gehry's vision for the building stayed intact. Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney's eldest...
  • Diane Disney Miller, champion of Disney Hall design, dies at 79

    Diane Disney Miller, champion of Disney Hall design, dies at 79
    Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt Disney and a philanthropist who bucked powers-that-be in Los Angeles to keep architect Frank Gehry on the job during a crucial phase of planning the city’s new concert hall, has died. She was 79. Miller died...
  • It isn't a sin to be rich

    Is it a sin to be rich? Not if your resources are used to help others and create jobs. If you listen to most of the discussions of income inequality, it certainly seems like affluence itself is a crime. We hear increasing calls for higher taxes on the...
  • Turning the city of L.A. into a classroom

    Turning the city of L.A. into a classroom
    Under the Los Angeles city charter, the mayor has no formal power over the Los Angeles Unified School District. But this has not stopped mayors — including Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraigosa — from using the bully pulpit and the power of...
  • Special election could tip balance on L.A. school board

    Special election could tip balance on L.A. school board
    A June special election to replace former Los Angeles school board member Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte has the potential to alter the political power dynamic and the overall direction of the nation's second-largest school district. LaMotte, who died in...