| Mar 17, 2014
| 12:46 PM
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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:34 PM
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...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 5:57 PM
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 —...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:13 PM
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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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.
Martin Chalifour, concertmaster, L....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:45 PM
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.
| Dec 27, 2013
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...
| Oct 3, 2013
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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:13 PM
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...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:20 PM
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...