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Zev Yaroslavsky

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  • Andrea L. Rich dies at 71; former UCLA administrator and LACMA head

    Andrea L. Rich dies at 71; former UCLA administrator and LACMA head
    Andrea L. Rich, a dynamic, public-spirited leader who rose to the heights of academic administration at UCLA before making a controversial shift to the art world, as head of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, has died. She was 71. Rich, who devoted...
  • Ford Amphitheatre to close next summer for $19.7-million makeover

    Ford Amphitheatre to close next summer for $19.7-million makeover
    The rumble of construction machinery and the thwack of carpentry will be the summer sounds for 2015 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, which is closing for renovations for at least a year and a half after its current season ends in mid-September....
  • Supervisors OK $23 property tax for November ballot

    Supervisors OK $23 property tax for November ballot
    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to place a new annual property tax on the November ballot to fund parks, recreation centers and other county facilities. The tax of $23 per parcel on properties would generate about $54 million a...
  • Ben Allen has fund-raising lead over Sandra Fluke in Senate contest

    Ben Allen has fund-raising lead over Sandra Fluke in Senate contest
    Two Democratic attorneys battling for an open state Senate seat in coastal Los Angeles County have been successful at tapping cash from supporters, they reported Thursday. Ben Allen has a fund-raising lead over Sandra Fluke as the two compete in the...
  • County wants plan before funding ways to divert mentally ill from jail

    Los Angeles County supervisors postponed a proposal Tuesday to set aside $20 million for programs to divert mentally ill criminal defendants from jails, saying a plan is needed first. The proposal — suggested by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas...
  • L.A. County workers union endorses Sheila Kuehl in supervisor's race

    L.A. County workers union endorses Sheila Kuehl in supervisor's race
    The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, the region's largest union voice, gave its official "enthusiastic" endorsement of former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl in her campaign for Los Angeles County supervisor. Rank-and-file members representing a...
  • L.A. County supervisors vote to put proposed tax for parks on ballot

    L.A. County supervisors vote to put proposed tax for parks on ballot
    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to place a new annual property tax on the November ballot to fund parks, recreation centers and other county facilities.  The $23-per-parcel tax on properties would generate about $54 million a...
  • Helping the people keep L.A.'s sheriff in line

    Helping the people keep L.A.'s sheriff in line
    What is the point of creating a civilian commission to oversee the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, as reformers demand, when the sheriff is already elected directly by the people? Surely voters are smart enough at election time to oust a...
  • L.A. County's homeless population difficult to quantify

    L.A. County's homeless population difficult to quantify
    Local officials announced in 2013 that 54,000 people in Los Angeles city and county were homeless, an increase of 15% from two years earlier. The jump bucked national trends, and suggested the region's campaign against homelessness might be heading in...
  • Sources: John Duran to back Bobby Shriver for supervisor on Tuesday

    Sources: John Duran to back Bobby Shriver for supervisor on Tuesday
    West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran is preparing to endorse Bobby Shriver for supervisor, sources have told The Times. Duran was the third-place finisher in the June primary election, taking 16% of the vote to replace Zev Yaroslavsky on the Los...
  • What do you call 7 lbs. of campaign mail for 3 voters?

    What do you call 7 lbs. of campaign mail for 3 voters?
    We're conscientious voters in my household, never missing a chance to cast a ballot. And that's probably why, in the final weeks before elections, we find our mailbox flooded with a tsunami of political advertisements. In the recent primary, for example,...