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  • Projects breathe life into Wilshire corridor

    Projects breathe life into Wilshire corridor
    The 22nd floor of the new Solair building, a residential, retail and transportation hub at Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue, is still just a concrete platform -- the building's official opening is months away. But from that high up, it's easy to see...
  • Side issues in focus for Wright, Dymally in 25th District race

    Side issues in focus for Wright, Dymally in 25th District race
    When former Assemblyman Roderick "Rod" Wright talks about his upcoming election bout against Assemblyman Mervyn M. Dymally (D-Compton), he sometimes refers to a classic 1980 boxing match -- the one in which a younger Larry Holmes defeated legendary...
  • State senator weighs changes to Coliseum panel

    State senator weighs changes to Coliseum panel
    Hoping to persuade USC to continue playing football in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas proposed Monday that the Legislature examine whether to dissolve or restructure the Coliseum Commission to give the university...
  • Bernard Parks' record as LAPD chief and city councilman is a mixed blessing in his race for L.A. County supervisor

    At a Mardi Gras-style opening of his campaign headquarters, City Councilman Bernard C. Parks received a candid assessment of his entrance into the race for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. "I saw Barack Obama dance on the television, and that...
  • County medical crisis deepens

    County medical crisis deepens
    Los Angeles County's profoundly troubled public healthcare system fell into further crisis Thursday when its embattled director abruptly quit, and negotiations with a private entity to reopen King-Harbor hospital fell apart. Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, whose...
  • Riding the public gravy train

    Riding the public gravy train
    If you're looking for work in this rotten economy, I've got a tip: Run, don't walk, to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and apply for anything they've got. A reader sent me a posting for an executive secretary position at the DWP, and the...
  • Bagging an opportunity

    California lost a tremendous opportunity last week when AB 2058 was quietly shelved in a state Senate committee. The bill would promote the use of reusable bags by placing a 25-cent fee on each plastic and paper bag consumers use at stores. Such a fee...
  • A choice, for a change

    Like popes, Los Angeles County supervisors have to win an election to land the job, but once in, they're sitting pretty. The last time there was a contested supervisor election, George Bush was president -- the Bush who didn't send U.S. forces into...
  • In Tom Bradley's shadow

    The battle between City Councilman Bernard C. Parks and state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas to replace retiring Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke in the 2nd District in the south and central portions of Los Angeles County provides both a glimpse of where African...
  • The incredible plastic bag

    In their Aug. 15 Blowback, L.A. County Supervisors Yvonne B. Burke and Zev Yaroslavsky argue that consumers should be charged a 25-cent tax for each plastic bag they use. The Times of London wrote in a March 8 editorial, "Many of those who have...
  • Ridley-Thomas or Parks?

    Today's question: Two Democrats with key differences -- Bernard C. Parks and Mark Ridley-Thomas -- are vying to succeed Yvonne B. Burke on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Who's the better choice for L.A.? Click here to read Monday's...