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Richard Riordan

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  • Republican ex-L.A. Mayor Riordan endorses Democrat Lieu in House race

    Republican ex-L.A. Mayor Riordan endorses Democrat Lieu in House race
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, a Republican, has thrown his support behind state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) in the crowded race to succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills). Riordan, a moderate and pragmatist who has sometimes...
  • 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...
  • McKenna and Johnson lead in early returns for L.A. school board

    McKenna and Johnson lead in early returns for L.A. school board
    In early ballots, George McKenna and Alex Johnson appeared headed to an August runoff to fill an open seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education. McKenna was comfortably in front, with Johnson a strong second, well ahead of five other candidates who...
  • George McKenna and Alex Johnson leading in L.A. Unified race

     George McKenna and Alex Johnson leading in L.A. Unified race
    Vying for an open seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education, George McKenna and Alex Johnson appeared to be headed to a runoff in Tuesday's primary election. The two were the best funded in a crowded field. Seven candidates were seeking to fill the...
  • Prop. 41, for homeless vets, renews debate over Westside VA campus

    Prop. 41, for homeless vets, renews debate over Westside VA campus
    A ballot measure aimed at eliminating California's dubious status as the nation's homeless veteran capital has rekindled a decade-old fight over the Department of Veterans Affairs' sprawling West Los Angeles campus. Proposition 41 asks voters to...
  • Sandra Fluke trying to ride spotlight into state Senate

    It is rare for state legislative candidates to get national media attention, but there was West Hollywood attorney Sandra Fluke on MSNBC the other day, talking about the challenges of being a woman running for the California Senate. It was one of...
  • 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 —...
  • As Assembly speaker, he helped tame the budget. What's next for John Pérez?

    John A. Pérez became speaker of the Assembly, arguably the second-most powerful position in California, on March 1, 2010. When he took the oath, the state faced the highest unemployment rate in its recorded history and a budget shortfall of $60 billion....
  • Wanted: A mayor worthy of L.A.

    Wanted: A mayor worthy of L.A.
    Since my knee replacement surgery less than two weeks ago, I've been popping narcotic painkillers that come with long lists of potential side effects. Among them are vomiting, hallucinating and impaired thinking. It is perhaps that third one that made...
  • Newton: The city that could be

    Newton: The city that could be
    Over the last couple of weeks, I've spent considerable time with the leading candidates for mayor, asking them about their approach to governance, watching them campaign and trying to get a feel for what distinguishes each from the others. Specifically,...
  • Newton: Which mayoral team will it be?

    Newton: Which mayoral team will it be?
    The job of mayor requires a governing philosophy in order to guide the city and its policies. But it also requires administrative competence, the ability to manage effectively. It is the mayor's job to smartly choose the managers and commissioners who run...