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  • Elect, don't appoint, to replace Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte

     Elect, don't appoint, to replace Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte
    The Los Angeles Unified school board has barely had time to mourn the loss of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte; now it must decide how best to fill her seat. LaMotte, a school board member since 2003, died last week at an education conference in San Diego....
  • Labor relations officer sides with L.A. on employee pension cuts

    Labor relations officer sides with L.A. on employee pension cuts
    A Los Angeles employee relations official delivered a stinging defeat to city labor leaders on Thursday, saying they failed to meet a procedural deadline for challenging a rollback in public employee pension benefits last year. In a 23-page report,...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking two-week vacation in Australia

    Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking two-week vacation in Australia
    After six months on the job, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti plans to fly to Australia next week for a 15-day getaway. Garcetti, who vacationed in Belize in June, will travel with his wife, Amy Wakeland, and their 2-year-old daughter, Maya. City Council...
  • Garcetti calls for approval of L.A. River project during D.C. trip

    Garcetti calls for approval of L.A. River project during D.C. trip
    WASHINGTON — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, on his first trip to the nation’s capital as the city’s chief executive, isn’t letting Washington’s preoccupation with budget deficits get in the way of his push for federal...
  • City Council members' decision to accept even pricier gifts stinks

     City Council members' decision to accept even pricier gifts stinks
    I'm not sure how many of you out there were planning on sending gifts to Los Angeles City Council representatives this holiday season, but if you missed the news, the council members are happy to accept even bigger presents than they have in the past....
  • Could NYC's 'wacko nutso' Janette Sadik-Khan be right for L.A.?

    Could NYC's 'wacko nutso' Janette Sadik-Khan be right for L.A.?
    There were two applause lines in New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan’s TED talk last month: First, that in six years she "turned cycling into a real transportation option in New York"; and second, that she brought the city...
  • LAX shooting sparks debate on security, arming TSA agents

    LAX shooting sparks debate on security, arming TSA agents
    LAX police and the federal Transportation Security Administration are reviewing protocols in the wake of the shooting Friday that left a TSA agent dead and several other people wounded. At a news conference over the weekend, TSA Administrator John...
  • L.A., New York, Chicago: Anyone want to be a transportation chief?

    L.A., New York, Chicago: Anyone want to be a transportation chief?
    So it’s official: The top transportation posts in the nation’s three largest cities are in play. Los Angeles’ Jaime De La Vega is out effective Dec. 1. New York’s Janette Sadik-Khan has made no announcements but has labeled her...
  • L.A. councilman faults 'gaps in communication' after LAX shooting

    L.A. councilman faults 'gaps in communication' after LAX shooting
    A Los Angeles City Council member Tuesday criticized what he called "gaps in communication" between Los Angeles International Airport workers and thousands of stranded, evacuated passengers in the hours after Friday's shooting.   Councilman Mike Bonin,...
  • Mayor won't rehire L.A. cultural affairs head Olga Garay-English

    Mayor won't rehire L.A. cultural affairs head Olga Garay-English
    Olga Garay-English will step down Jan. 4 after 6 1/2 years as head of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday. Since taking office in July, Garcetti has had department heads reapply for their jobs. His...
  • Hillary Clinton supporters meet in Los Angeles to boost 2016 bid

    Hillary Clinton supporters meet in Los Angeles to boost 2016 bid
    A group urging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016 held a fundraiser in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night, during which supporters called it their duty to encourage the former secretary of State to seek the White House. “...