| Sep 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Ilse Metchek is president of the California Fashion Assn., which puts her in the perfect spot to be the connector and self-described "class historian" for the Southland's fashion and retail industry. Metchek oversees a roster of more than 400...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 25, 2014
| 6:26 PM
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...
| May 25, 2014
| 4:00 PM
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....
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:53 PM
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...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:55 PM
An independent hearing officer Monday dealt a major setback to Los Angeles' effort to rein in public employee pension costs, concluding that elected officials violated labor law when they voted to roll back retirement benefits for new civilian workers...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:30 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:22 AM
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...
| May 23, 2014
| 9:13 PM
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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 11:03 PM
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.