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Zev Yaroslavsky

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • L.A. County officials reject civilian board for Sheriff's Department

    L.A. County officials reject civilian board for Sheriff's Department
    Los Angeles County supervisors defeated a proposal to create a civilian oversight body for the Sheriff's Department, which has been beset by scandals and federal investigations into the treatment of jail inmates. The action Tuesday, which came nearly...
  • 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...
  • Mental illness program could transform L.A. County justice system

    Mental illness program could transform L.A. County justice system
    Los Angeles officials announced Wednesday the launch of an alternative sentencing program aimed at diverting mentally ill, low-level offenders from jail into treatment, a project they hope will signal a dramatic shift for the county's criminal justice...
  • Los Angeles Opera comes to the beach in Santa Monica

    Los Angeles Opera comes to the beach in Santa Monica
    Giuseppe Verdi's fallen woman soared at sunset Wednesday on the Santa Monica Pier as the Los Angeles Opera staged its first live digital simulcast, with an estimated 2,500 viewing "La Traviata" on a giant screen by the beach while the action was unfolding...
  • Zev Yaroslavsky makes cameo appearance in 'La Traviata' at L.A. Opera

    Zev Yaroslavsky makes cameo appearance in 'La Traviata' at L.A. Opera
    Throughout his political career, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has been a notable advocate for arts organizations, especially local classical-music groups both large and small. He has spoken at concerts and even tried his hand at guest...
  • L.A. Opera season starts with gala honoring Zev Yaroslavsky

    The event: Saturday’s Opera Ball kicked off the L.A. Opera season in lavish art deco style, in keeping with the night’s Roaring 20s version of Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, starring...
  • L.A. Opera opens season with flat, clumsy 'La Traviata'

    L.A. Opera opens season with flat, clumsy 'La Traviata'
    Los Angeles Opera is almost back. Not that it has gone anywhere. But after having been one of the country's most progressive companies last decade, it had to put much of its imagination on hold in its past four conventional seasons. There was an...