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  • Newton: It's legacy time for Villaraigosa

    Newton: It's legacy time for Villaraigosa
    First of two parts | Part two Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa doesn't like to talk about his legacy. He's still moving forward, plowing through the work that is left for him to accomplish with two years remaining. Like it or not, though, this is what faces...
  • Chicano artists reign at museum

    Chicano artists reign at museum
    Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale ushered in Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 through Oct. 15) with the opening of “Adelante! Mexican American Artists: 1960s and Beyond,” an exhibition of paintings, prints, sculpture and photography that...
  • Robert J. Kelleher dies at 99; pivotal tennis official became federal judge

    Robert J. Kelleher dies at 99; pivotal tennis official became federal judge
    Robert J. Kelleher, who helped lead tennis into the modern open era while serving as president of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Assn. and who later became a U.S. District Court judge based in Los Angeles, has died. He was 99. Kelleher, who was also captain of the...
  • Newton: The speaker speaks

    John PĂ©rez and I have been talking about the government and politics of California for 13 years. Some aspects of that conversation have changed: In our early conversations, he was the executive director of the United Food and Commercial Workers States'...
  • 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...
  • Ron Kaye: Ouster speaks of modern politics

    The way that Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich and the cabalists of the San Gabriel Valley cities treated Glendale Councilman Ara Najarian over his Metropolitan Transportation Authority board appointment because he opposes the 710 Freeway...
  • For Zev Yaroslavsky, a familiar end to a familiar saga

    For Zev Yaroslavsky, a familiar end to a familiar saga
    It was more than 20 years ago that I covered my first meeting of the Los Angeles City Council. As I headed to the chambers, a colleague advised me to take special note of two members: Richard Alatorre, he said, understood city politics better than anyone,...
  • 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,...
  • Newton: Which mayoral team will it be?

    Newton: Which mayoral team will it be?
    The job of mayor requires a governing philosophy in order to guide the city and its policies. But it also requires administrative competence, the ability to manage effectively. It is the mayor's job to smartly choose the managers and commissioners who run...
  • 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...
  • Newton: Greuel's hot hand

    Newton: Greuel's hot hand
    It's still very, very early in the campaign to become the next mayor of Los Angeles, but right now, it's City Controller Wendy Greuel who's playing the hot hand. The only independent poll shows her in a tie with City Council President Eric Garcetti and...