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Zev Yaroslavsky

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  • County board certifies Devil's Gate plan

    County board certifies Devil's Gate plan
    Opponents of a five-year plan to remove debris from the Devil’s Gate Dam say they will maintain vigilance in the coming years, after the project was certified Nov. 12 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. La Cañada city and school...
  • L.A. County supervisors OK debris clearance for Devil's Gate Dam

    Despite strong opposition from neighbors and recreational enthusiasts, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a five-year project Wednesday to remove debris from a basin above Devil's Gate Dam in Pasadena. Flood control officials have...
  • Controversy lingers on Devil's Gate

    Controversy lingers on Devil's Gate
    After a brief informational tour that ended with a meeting last week in La Cañada, an EIR was approved for the Devil's Gate Dam sediment-removal project.  The EIR was approved and certified late Wednesday afternoon in a 4-1 vote, with Supervisor Zev...
  • Jackie Lacey's ideas for reducing the number of mentally ill in L.A.'s jails

    Jackie Lacey's ideas for reducing the number of mentally ill in L.A.'s jails
    In the ideal world, police responding to a disturbing-the-peace or petty crime call arrive at the scene with the training to discern whether the subject's behavior is due at least in part to a mental health problem. They defuse the situation and turn...
  • In push to keep mentally ill out of jail, county to expand crisis centers

    In push to keep mentally ill out of jail, county to expand crisis centers
    At the urging of Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey and others lobbying to keep mentally ill people from being locked up in county jails, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Wednesday to fund several programs for people undergoing psychiatric crises. The...
  • Supervisors should wait for Kuehl and Solis on key appointments

    Supervisors should wait for Kuehl and Solis on key appointments
    On Tuesday, when government offices around the nation were closed in honor of Veterans Day, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors met in closed session to consider candidates for two key executive positions: director of public health and executive...
  • Biking and walking likely to be major issues in spring city elections

    Biking and walking likely to be major issues in spring city elections
    On a quiet Sunday morning in East L.A. a few weeks back, the campaign between Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar and County Supervisor Gloria Molina provided its first truly awkward moment. Huizar, who is seeking a third term in the March 3 council...
  • Thanks to the election, big opportunities arise for L.A.

    Thanks to the election, big opportunities arise for L.A.
    In the aftermath of last week's elections, most commentary naturally focused on the changing balance in the U.S. Senate. But the effect of that shift on the lives of most people is likely to be negligible: A body where a minority of Republicans could...
  • L.A.'s not-quite 'subway to the sea' finally breaks ground

    L.A.'s not-quite 'subway to the sea' finally breaks ground
    More than 30 years ago, officials promised that Los Angeles' first modern subway would cut through the congested and heavily populated Wilshire Corridor connecting downtown to the city's coastal suburbs. Now, after decades of delay over safety and...
  • PopPolitics: Aaron Sorkin on 'The Newsroom,' CNN and the Boston Bombings (Listen)

    "The Newsroom" returns to HBO for its third and final season on Sunday, and creator Aaron Sorkin is once again deploying plot twists using events of the recent past, this time the Boston Marathon bombings. But in an interview with Variety's "PopPolitics,...
  • Late infusion of union cash helped pro-Kuehl campaign

    Late infusion of union cash helped pro-Kuehl campaign
    A Times analysis of fundraising in the hard-fought battle to replace longtime Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky shows how the money chase seesawed before a late infusion of union cash helped backers of Sheila Kuehl close the gap with...