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  • New political action committee forms in L.A. school board race

    New political action committee forms in L.A. school board race
    A new political action committee has formed to influence the outcome of Los Angeles school board races, filling a gap created when a group of civic leaders, which includes former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, decided to sit out next month's key upcoming...
  • Labor board orders L.A. to rescind pension cuts for new workers

    A labor relations panel moved Monday to strike down a 2-year-old law that rolled back retirement benefits for newly hired Los Angeles city employees, handing a defeat to the politicians who are trying to rein in growing employee pension costs. The five-...
  • Are Republicans extinct in L.A.?

     Are Republicans extinct in L.A.?
    The scene at Mayor Eric Garcetti's minimum-wage announcement on Labor Day was telling in a way that had little to do with his proposal. Joining him on the podium were the head of Los Angeles' labor federation, the city's preeminent businessman and...
  • Unions escalate fight with Garcetti over Employee Relations Board

    Eight Los Angeles public employee unions have taken their fight with Mayor Eric Garcetti into a new arena by seeking to curtail his power to select who can serve on a panel that decides the city's biggest labor disputes. Unions representing police...
  • The voter turnout conundrum in L.A.

    The voter turnout conundrum in L.A.
    It's one of the worst ideas we've heard in a long time: Last week, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission floated a plan to offer cash prizes as an incentive to get Angelenos to vote in local elections. Sheer desperation, as far as we can tell, led the...
  • Outside group raises $310,000 from business interests backing Shriver

    Outside group raises $310,000 from business interests backing Shriver
    As they did in the primary, business interests have banded together to support candidate Bobby Shriver's bid to replace Zev Yaroslavsky on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, new records show. The Committee to Elect Bobby Shriver Supervisor...
  • Once-lively Westwood office tower purchased by New York investors

    Once-lively Westwood office tower purchased by New York investors
    Murdock Plaza, a prominent Westwood office building on Wilshire Boulevard, has been purchased by New York real estate company Tishman Speyer for a reported $125 million. The brick-clad 17-story building at the intersection of Wilshire and Westwood...
  • Garcetti, wife mulling move to official L.A. mayor's mansion

    Mayor Eric Garcetti said he and his wife, social activist Amy Wakeland, are mulling whether to move into Getty House once renovations underway at the official residence are completed. The couple live with their toddler daughter, Maya, at their private...
  • On the Town: Once a part-timer, now a Chamber alum

    On the Town: Once a part-timer, now a Chamber alum
    In 1990, a young woman who had recently left her position with a local hotel assumed a new role. The woman was Sheri Rang and her new undertaking was as a part-time information coordinator with the Burbank Chamber of Commerce. Last month, after a 23-...
  • Diane Disney Miller reflects on a Disney Hall turning point

    Diane Disney Miller reflects on a Disney Hall turning point
    These days, the building on Diane Disney Miller's mind is San Francisco's Walt Disney Family Museum, opened in 2009. She bubbles with enthusiasm over this recent tribute to her father, Walt, housed in a former Army barracks building in the Presidio....
  • Garcetti honors former mayors for pushing LAX upgrades

    Garcetti honors former mayors for pushing LAX upgrades
    One of the perks of the Los Angeles mayor’s job is the chance to take credit for the openings of big public buildings — the higher the profile, the better. So in the waning days of his mayoralty, Antonio Villaraigosa staged a lavish...