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Richard Riordan

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  • Woefully unprepared in earthquake country

    Woefully unprepared in earthquake country
    One little boy lay on his back with a leg gash so bad that bone and tissue protruded through his skin. Firefighters carried more injured students to a triage area, where one girl had blood streaming from a head wound and another had burns across her face....
  • Near LAX, a once thriving community now stuck in economic limbo

    Near LAX, a once thriving community now stuck in economic limbo
    Just north of the big hotels along bustling Century Boulevard east of LAX lie the remains of Manchester Square. Once a thriving community with its own elementary school, the working-class neighborhood that sprang up in the postwar building boom is now...
  • Diane Disney Miller, philanthropist behind Disney Hall design, dies at 79

    Diane Disney Miller, philanthropist behind 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...
  • 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....
  • Letters: Being wealthy isn't a sin, but ...

    Re "It's no sin to be rich," Opinion, Dec. 27 Richard Riordan and Eli Broad are notable for their business acumen and philanthropic efforts, but their idea that we should rely on philanthropy to fulfill many societal needs is problematic. They decry...
  • Former Republican Dan Schnur preps independent run for secretary of state

    Former Republican Dan Schnur preps independent run for secretary of state
    SACRAMENTO -- Dan Schnur, a former GOP political strategist who went on to head the Fair Political Practices Commission and take a teaching post at USC, is preparing for another possible career move: candidate for California secretary of state. ---------...
  • 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...
  • Political leaders urge more preparation for the next big earthquake

    California political leaders marked the 20th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake Friday by calling for more aggressive preparations for the bigger one that seismologists say is inevitable. Pete Wilson, who was governor when the 1994 quake knocked...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Disney Hall: Musical dream bankrolled by taxpayers, private donors

    Lillian Disney lived 101/2 years after instigating the creation of Walt Disney Concert Hall in her husband's honor by donating $50 million, but she never got to see it rise from its foundation, alone attend a performance. "A concert hall that would...