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  • Eric Garcetti makes an impression in Sacramento

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti may be running for governor someday. So his first mayoral visit to Sacramento last week was intriguing. Yes, of course, it's way too early to speculate about who will succeed Gov. Jerry Brown, a virtual cinch to win a...
  • Eric Garcetti, Other Mayors to Lobby Sacramento to Expand Film Tax Credit

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other California civic leaders will lobby Sacramento on Wednesday to push for extension and expansion of the state's tax incentive program for movies and TV shows. Garcetti's schedule includes a meeting with...
  • Michelle Rhee to step down as head of advocacy group StudentsFirst

    Michelle Rhee to step down as head of advocacy group StudentsFirst
    Michelle Rhee, the controversial education figure and founder of the influential advocacy group StudentsFirst, announced Wednesday that she is stepping down as chief executive of the organization. Rhee, who served as Washington D.C. schools chancellor...
  • L.A. Mayor Expects Incentives Bill to Provide Around $400 Million Per Year for Movies and TV

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said that he expects the authors of film and TV tax credit legislation to insert a figure "that is north of $400 million" per year, an amount that would put the state about on par with New York. "It will be close to $400...
  • Jobs coming back post-recession, but with much lower pay, study says

    Jobs coming back post-recession, but with much lower pay, study says
    The U.S. has regained the 8.7 million jobs lost in the recession, but the average wage has dropped 23 percent, according to a U.S. Conference of Mayors study released today. The report, “U.S. Metro Economies: Income and Wage Gaps Across the U.S.,&...
  • Players' union releases statement about Clippers owner Donald Sterling

    Players' union releases statement about Clippers owner Donald Sterling
    OAKLAND -- Clippers All-Star point guard Chris Paul declined to comment Saturday on a recording in which Clippers owner Donald Sterling allegedly is heard making racist comments about African Americans. But Paul, who is president of the NBA players&...
  • Clippers owner Donald Sterling in firestorm over alleged racist remarks

    Clippers owner Donald Sterling in firestorm over alleged racist remarks
    L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who for 30 years has presided over the city's second NBA franchise, became the object of national outrage and the target of an NBA investigation Saturday after allegedly making derogatory remarks about blacks. In...
  • Amid Donald Sterling turmoil, Clippers succumb to distractions

    Amid Donald Sterling turmoil, Clippers succumb to distractions
    OAKLAND — They began the game huddled in a concrete hallway, arms locked, bodies swaying, desperately begging each other to stay united through the storm. "It's just us . . . only us . . . we're all we got!" -------------------- FOR THE RECORD:...
  • NBA players' union seeks league action concerning Donald Sterling

    OAKLAND — Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said Sunday the National Basketball Players Assn. wants the NBA to bar Clippers owner Donald Sterling from playoff games the rest of this season and impose the maximum penalty allowed under league bylaws if...
  • As Clippers lose a playoff game, pressure mounts on owner Sterling

    As Clippers lose a playoff game, pressure mounts on owner Sterling
    As the Clippers struggled through a playoff loss in Oakland, the pressure on team owner Donald Sterling mounted Sunday with the release of additional minutes of a racially charged recording and a flurry of denunciations from President Obama, NBA players,...
  • Donald Sterling's wife: 'I am not a racist. I never have been'

    Donald Sterling's wife: 'I am not a racist. I never have been'
    The wife of Clippers owner Donald Sterling released a statement Sunday denouncing an audio recording allegedly capturing the billionaire making racist statements. In her statement told to ESPN's Lisa Salters, Rochelle Sterling said that while she had...