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James Rainey

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James Rainey no longer works for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, he wrote about politics, government and the media. 

Recent Articles

  • Al Delugach, Pulitzer-winning investigative journalist, dies at 89

    Al Delugach, Pulitzer-winning investigative journalist, dies at 89

    Al Delugach, a lightning-fast newspaper "rewrite man" and relentless investigator who defied his own publisher to help expose rampant corruption in a St. Louis labor union in the 1960s, has died. He was 89. Delugach died Sunday at his home in Los Feliz of mesothelioma. Family members believe he...

  • Inglewood NFL stadium plan is no guarantee Rams will come to L.A.

    Inglewood NFL stadium plan is no guarantee Rams will come to L.A.

    The fitful two-decade effort to return an NFL team to Los Angeles seemed to reach a watershed moment this week with one NFL owner's proposal to build a stadium in Inglewood. But the initiative has done nothing to dim the hopes of others claiming that they can make the best home for pro football...

  • Veterans in need get aid, advice at Stand Down event in L.A.

    Veterans in need get aid, advice at Stand Down event in L.A.

    Free meals, beauty makeovers, gift sleeping bags and complimentary cellphones brought more than 800 military veterans to the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, but the bigger gift for many could come in the form of permanent homes. The trove of goodies and services available at the mass...

  • Hundreds of vets participate in 'Stand Down' at L.A. Convention Center

    Hundreds of vets participate in 'Stand Down' at L.A. Convention Center

    Free meals, beauty makeovers, gift sleeping bags and complimentary cellphones brought more than 800 military veterans to the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, but the bigger gift for many could come in the form of permanent homes. The trove of goods and services available at the mass “Stand...

  • Young philanthropist draws celebrities, the Dalai Lama -- and questions

    Young philanthropist draws celebrities, the Dalai Lama -- and questions

    Sean Lourdes had a meeting, and why not here, at one of the most lavish estates in Los Angeles — a 48,000-square-foot palace on the slopes of Bel-Air? When his guest arrived in the mansion's circular driveway, the young philanthropist retreated inside and let a butler open the massive front door....

  • FBI seizes LAUSD records related to troubled iPad program

    FBI seizes LAUSD records related to troubled iPad program

    Fallout over the Los Angeles school district's $1.3-billion plan to provide iPads to every student intensified Tuesday with the revelation that the FBI is conducting a criminal investigation into the failed effort. FBI agents seized 20 boxes of records related to the iPad program Monday, and court...

  • Zev Yaroslavsky, victim of term limits, reflects on decades in office

    Zev Yaroslavsky, victim of term limits, reflects on decades in office

    A decade into his long, public career, Zev Yaroslavsky ruminated about his motivation for first seeking elected office. "To save the world," he told an interviewer in 1985. A member of the Los Angeles City Council at the time, he conceded that he might need to settle for making local government...

  • Rusty Hicks chosen to run L.A. County Federation of Labor

    Rusty Hicks chosen to run L.A. County Federation of Labor

    A vote by hundreds of union representatives has elevated Rusty Hicks to the top job in the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, marking the group's shift from leaders weaned on organizing workers to one who made his name running the organization's increasingly influential political operation....

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