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  • Rick Orlov, longtime City Hall reporter for Daily News, dies at 66

    Rick Orlov, longtime City Hall reporter for Daily News, dies at 66
    Rick Orlov, a veteran political reporter who covered City Hall for the Los Angeles Daily News for nearly three decades, beginning in the Tom Bradley administration, died Monday. He was 66. Orlov died in Los Angeles of complications from diabetes,...
  • Ex-CalPERS official Villalobos commits suicide

    Ex-CalPERS official Villalobos commits suicide
    A former state pension board member at the center of a long-running influence-peddling scandal that rocked state government committed suicide Tuesday, just weeks before the start of his federal trial on bribery and fraud charges. Police in Reno...
  • Former LAUSD board president will run troubled charter school group

     Former LAUSD board president will run troubled charter school group
    A local charter school group that is battling for survival has turned to a well-known and sometimes controversial education figure to take charge. Magnolia Public Schools, under fire for money management and other issues, has hired former L.A. school...
  • An NFL stadium in Inglewood? We'll believe it when we see it

    An NFL stadium in Inglewood? We'll believe it when we see it
    Pardon our skepticism. The proposal by billionaire Stan Kroenke to build a football stadium in Inglewood and make it the home of the St. Louis Rams has much to commend it: He's not asking for public subsidies (yet) and has not indicated that he wants...
  • Garcetti's high-tech, innovation agenda faces old-school hurdles

    Garcetti's high-tech, innovation agenda faces old-school hurdles
    With painted brick walls, exposed pipes and laptop workstations shaped like pingpong paddles, the workspace known as Hub LA in downtown's trendy Arts District embodies the disruptive, start-up ethos. That's partly why Mayor Eric Garcetti recently used...
  • A journalist's recipe for fixing L.A.

    A journalist's recipe for fixing L.A.
    Efforts to improve local government and the services it provides have come and gone over the 22 years I have covered Los Angeles for this newspaper. Some have been successful: The Christopher Commission reset the accountability systems at the LAPD, and...
  • 'The Mayor' by Richard Riordan short on revelations, insight

     'The Mayor' by Richard Riordan short on revelations, insight
    In his long public life in Los Angeles, including eight years as mayor, few ever accused Richard J. Riordan of being the Great Communicator. Sincere. Awkward. Generous. Tone deaf. Unbending. Passionate. All of those, yes. But capable of moving people...
  • L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti set to visit Asia on a trade mission

    Like the four mayors before him, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will embark this weekend on a trade mission to China, South Korea and Japan, with an 80-member delegation of local officials and business leaders. The mayor says the goal of the 12-day...
  • Candidates vying for Waxman's seat share 'American Dream' histories

    Candidates vying for Waxman's seat share 'American Dream' histories
    The race to succeed liberal lion Henry A. Waxman in Congress produced a crowded, costly primary studded with political stars and high-profile newcomers. Now, it has mellowed into a lopsided, gentlemanly contest between two men with "American Dream"...
  • Variety, SiriusXM Debut New Show 'PopPolitics'

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and "Funny or Die" co-creator Adam McKay will be among the guests on Thursday for the official debut of "PopPolitics," a weekly one-hour talk show hosted by Variety senior editor Ted Johnson for SiriusXM's POTUS channel...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'The Bridge' on FX

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'The Bridge' on FX
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES The Mysteries of Laura Laura and...