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  • A chorus of memories: Disney Hall, as they saw it and lived it

    A chorus of memories: Disney Hall, as they saw it and lived it
    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. First impressions: Martin Chalifour, concertmaster, L....
  • Disney Hall: Musical dream bankrolled by taxpayers, private donors

    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...
  • Julian Burke dies at 85; former MTA chief

    Julian Burke dies at 85; former MTA chief
    Julian Burke, a corporate turnaround expert who brought a steady hand and political savvy to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority when it was teetering financially and facing federal scrutiny for poor bus service across Los Angeles County, died...
  • Three new names on MOCA board

    Three new names on MOCA board
    Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art has appointed three new trustees, including Bruce Karatz, the former chief executive of KB Homes who was convicted three years ago on four felony counts of failing to disclose the backdating of stock options. Also...
  • Town hall meeting scheduled today on LAX runway project

    Los Angeles International Airport's neighboring community and labor organizations are hosting a town hall Saturday in response to the L.A. City Council’s approval this week of a $4.76-billion renovation project, which includes a controversial plan...
  • Steve Lopez: Labor unions the big loser in mayor's race

    Steve Lopez: Labor unions the big loser in mayor's race
    Labor gambled and lost. Wendy Greuel drove away much of her own base. And it's done. After two years of campaigning and more than $30 million of spinning, the next mayor of Los Angeles will be Eric Garcetti, who doesn't exactly have what you'd call...
  • Eric Garcetti's winning strategy took Wendy Greuel strongholds

    Eric Garcetti's winning strategy took Wendy Greuel strongholds
    Eric Garcetti defeated Wendy Greuel in the Los Angeles mayor's race despite Greuel’s overwhelming support in heavily African American neighborhoods. The city controller's strength among black voters in South L.A. was too little to make up for...
  • Newton: After 12 years, a better LAPD

    Newton: After 12 years, a better LAPD
    Although it was drowned out by the mayor's race, Los Angeles quietly marked a historic moment this month: On May 15, after 12 years of policing the city under the eye of a federal judge, the Los Angeles Police Department at last was allowed to return to...
  • Ron Kaye: It's time for divisions to cease

    Ron Kaye: It's time for divisions to cease
    In the dismal Los Angeles election cycle that mercifully concluded on May 21, much was made about the lack of women in high places if Wendy Greuel didn't win the mayor's race. Greuel herself played the gender card over and over, with pictures of her...
  • Dodgers' big gift moves LAPD closer to on-body video cameras

    Dodgers' big gift moves LAPD closer to on-body video cameras
    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...
  • Turning the city of L.A. into a classroom

    Turning the city of L.A. into a classroom
    Under the Los Angeles city charter, the mayor has no formal power over the Los Angeles Unified School District. But this has not stopped mayors — including Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraigosa — from using the bully pulpit and the power of...