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  • Garcetti honors former mayors for pushing LAX upgrades

    Garcetti honors former mayors for pushing LAX upgrades
    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...
  • 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,...
  • Mahony to be questioned about abuse before voting on new pope

     
    Before Cardinal Roger M. Mahony boards a plane for Rome to help elect the next pope, he will be questioned under oath about his handling of clergy sex abuse cases. A judge cleared the way Friday for a Feb. 23......
  • Newton: Decision time for L.A.

    Newton: Decision time for L.A.
    As the campaign for mayor of Los Angeles has played out over the last two years, the complaints I've heard most often are that none of the candidates has reached for big ideas, that the field has lacked big personalities and that the two finalists are...
  • On the Town: Once a part-timer, now a Chamber alum

    On the Town: Once a part-timer, now a Chamber alum
    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-...
  • Police union challenges former Mayor Riordan to pension debates

     
    L.A. labor leaders are coming out swinging against former Mayor Richard Riordan's push to place an initiative on next year's ballot switching new city workers into 401(k)-style retirement plans....
  • Riordan accepts police union's pension debate challenge

     
    Multi-millionaire businessman and former L.A. mayor Richard Riordan has accepted a police union's challenge to put his mouth where his money is....
  • Three L.A. mayoral candidates criticize Riordan pension plan

     
    Former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan's plan for cutting city pension costs took center stage in Wednesday's mayoral forum in Koreatown, with three of the four leading candidates in the March 5 election speaking against it during or after the event....
  • L.A. City Council votes to put sales tax hike on March 5 ballot

     
    Searching for a long-term solution to its chronic financial woes, the L.A. City Council agreed to ask voters for a $200-million-a-year increase in sales tax collections....
  • L.A. Now Live: Riordan drops pension reform plan amid union fight

     
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan abandoned his campaign to take a pension overhaul plan to voters next year as City Hall unions fought back, making it difficult to gather the required signatures the measure on the ballot. Times City Hall...
  • Riordan abruptly ends bid to get L.A. pension measure on ballot

     
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's push for a May ballot measure to cut pension benefits of city employees abruptly collapsed Monday, with a spokesman saying Riordan had suspended signature gathering efforts....