| Dec 4, 2012
| 3:55 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Promising to lead without regard to politics or partisanship," Jackie Lacey was sworn in Monday as Los Angeles Countys first female and first African American district attorney.
Lacey, 55, giggled briefly as she raised her right hand for...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 1:23 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Veteran prosecutor Jackie Lacey was successful in her bid to become Los Angeles County's first African American and first female district attorney, building a commanding advantage over her rival, Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Jackson.
| Nov 12, 2012
An essential element of a successful political campaign, whether for U.S. president or mayor of Los Angeles, is that it identifies a path to victory. Candidates have to differentiate themselves from competitors and appeal to constituencies sympathetic...
| Nov 11, 2012
L.A. pension reforms: An article in the Nov. 9 LATExtra section about Los Angeles mayoral candidate and Councilwoman Jan Perry's plan to reform the city's pension system referred to a plan by former Mayor Richard Riordan to cut retirement costs by...
| Nov 15, 2012
Wilbur K. Woo, a banker and produce merchant who first immigrated to Los Angeles in 1921, when he was 5, and decades later became an influential leader of the city's Chinese American community, has died. He was 96.
Woo, who also worked to strengthen...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 3:43 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan, back in the spotlight with a plan to scale back city employee pensions, was hospitalized briefly earlier this week with chest pain, a local news blog reported Saturday.
Riordan, 82, who previously had a...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:06 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:55 AM
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-...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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....
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:26 PM
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...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Walt Disney Concert Hall turns 10 on Oct. 23. Before the downbeat of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's new season, here is a look at the first 10 years, as told in the words of those who were there.
Martin Chalifour, concertmaster, L....