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Zev Yaroslavsky

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  • 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...
  • What L.A. County supervisors got wrong on sheriff oversight

    What L.A. County supervisors got wrong on sheriff oversight
    In arguing against a civilian commission to oversee the Sheriff’s Department, Richard Drooyan on Tuesday read the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors a key passage from the report on jail violence he helped write in 2012. Such a commission, he...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gouging L.A. County inmates with high phone fees

    Gouging L.A. County inmates with high phone fees
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department isn't breaking any laws with its lousy jail pay phone system. But it isn't doing people any favors either. It's not news that some of the country's highest pay phone rates can be found behind bars. Earlier...
  • Do all roads to Century City's future lead to more traffic?

    Do all roads to Century City's future lead to more traffic?
    Before developers could build Century City's first skyscraper, they had to scrape away vestiges of 20th Century Fox's back lot. Steel-jawed machines ripped apart Peyton Place and the village where Jennifer Jones portrayed a French peasant in 1943's "The...
  • 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...
  • Would a citizens commission work in overseeing L.A.'s sheriff?

     Would a citizens commission work in overseeing L.A.'s sheriff?
    Momentum is building for the creation of a citizens commission to oversee the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, where scandals led to the criminal convictions of deputies and to Sheriff Lee Baca's resignation this year. Now, Supervisor Mark Ridley-...
  • Can Bobby Shriver reboot his campaign?

    Can Bobby Shriver reboot his campaign?
    In politics, there are few positions that are simultaneously more desirable and more vulnerable than that of the “inevitable” candidate. Candidates seen as near-certain winners have an easier time raising money, because donors want to...
  • 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...