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Richard Riordan

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  • Assembly shelves college affirmative action measure

    Assembly shelves college affirmative action measure
    An effort to overturn California's ban on affirmative action in public universities stalled in the Legislature on Monday. The proposed constitutional amendment by Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) would have removed references to higher education from...
  • 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...
  • Dan Schnur makes a nonpartisan pitch

    SACRAMENTO — Dan Schnur may represent a new trend and the embodiment of California political reform. Then again, he may be just another wannabe officeholder living in fantasy land. Schnur, 50, a former Republican strategist and spokesman —...
  • Bobby Shriver endorsed for supervisor by ex-L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan

    In theĀ latest sign that business interests are coalescingĀ 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...
  • 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...
  • A chorus of memories: Disney Hall, as they saw it and lived it

    A chorus of memories: Disney Hall, as they saw it and lived it
    Walt Disney Concert Hall turns 10 on Oct. 23. Before the downbeat of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's new season, here is a look at the first 10 years, as told in the words of those who were there. First impressions: Martin Chalifour, concertmaster, L....
  • 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...
  • Garcetti to move family to Getty House, mayor's official residence

    Garcetti to move family to Getty House, mayor's official residence
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has decided to move his family out of their Silver Lake home and into Getty House, the official residence for the city's mayor, a representative said Friday. Garcetti spokesman Yusef Robb said the mayor's family hopes to...
  • 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...