| Dec 29, 2013
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.
| 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...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:41 PM
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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 12:03 PM
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...
| 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...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In his only big-screen film role, Activision Blizzard Inc. Chief Executive Bobby Kotick appeared in "Moneyball" as a penny-pinching owner of the Oakland Athletics baseball team.
"I'm asking you to be OK not spending money that I don't have," he tells...
| 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 —...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 8:48 PM
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.
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:44 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.
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Since joining the Los Angeles Police Commission last month, Steve Soboroff has been making calls to some of the city's deepest pockets, asking them to pony up the $1 million he says he needs to jump-start an ambitious project: outfitting LAPD officers...
| 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...