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Richard Riordan

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  • 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....
  • L.A. council votes to place half-cent sales tax hike on March ballot

     
    Over the protests of former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan and leaders of a labor union, the City Council Tuesday placed a half-cent sales tax hike on the ballot to avert what it said would be significant cuts in services for residents....
  • Unions hail demise of Riordan pension-reform ballot measure effort

     
    Representatives of Los Angeles city labor unions on Monday hailed the announcement that former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan had pulled the plug on his ballot measure to roll back pension benefits for city employees, calling it an expensive and poorly...
  • L.A. union worker told members to put fake names on voter petition

     
    One of L.A.'s largest public employee unions admitted that a staffer sent an email to members asking that they sign "fake names/addresses" on a petition being circulated by former Mayor Richard Riordan to place a pension initiative on the ballot....
  • Former Mayor Riordan OK after brief hospital stay for chest pain

     
    Former Mayor Richard Riordan was hospitalized overnight earlier this week, the LA Weekly reported Saturday. Riordan told the news organization he had suffered chest pains but checked out "perfectly" during a brief hospital stay for testing....
  • 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......
  • Wrongful death suit by parents of two slain USC students dismissed

     
    A Los Angeles judge Friday dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed against USC last May by the parents of two graduate students who were slain off-campus. Ming Qu and Ying Wu, both 23-year-old electronic engineering students from China, were fatally........
  • Newton: L.A.'s pension peril

     Newton: L.A.'s pension peril
    There are a couple of assumptions guiding much of the civic conversation about public employee pension reform: first, that organized labor would fight any reform tooth and nail; and second, that labor's strong presence in Los Angeles would doom such...
  • Wanted: A mayor worthy of L.A.

    Wanted: A mayor worthy of L.A.
    Since my knee replacement surgery less than two weeks ago, I've been popping narcotic painkillers that come with long lists of potential side effects. Among them are vomiting, hallucinating and impaired thinking. It is perhaps that third one that made...
  • Deasy orders test scores to count for 30% of teachers' evaluations

     
    L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy announced Friday that 30% of a teacher’s evaluation will be based on student standardized test scores, setting off another round of contention in the nation’s second-largest school system just weeks before a...
  • L.A. Votes: Hollywood, Texas billionaire weigh in on mayor's race

     
    Los Angeles' election day is rapidly approaching. That's clear from the candidates' frenzied schedules, the money pouring into increasingly ubiquitous television campaign ads and the glossy pitches and hit pieces piling into mailboxes....