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  • State academic performance slips, but L.A. Unified improves

    State academic performance slips, but L.A. Unified improves
    California public schools lost ground this year in overall academic performance for the first time in a decade, but more than half met state goals for achievement on reading and math standardized tests, according to data released Thursday.   Los Angeles...
  • Black and Latino leaders call for Herbalife investigation

    Black and Latino leaders call for Herbalife investigation
    A group of black and Latino community leaders is calling on California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris to launch an investigation into nutritional products maker Herbalife Ltd., accusing the Los Angeles company of being a pyramid scheme. The activists --...
  • Garcetti says he'll stop merger of Los Angeles building agencies

    Garcetti says he'll stop merger of Los Angeles building agencies
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday that he plans to halt the merger of two major agencies that the city was looking to consolidate in an effort to streamline approval of real estate projects. At a meeting with The Times editorial board,...
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti tells several managers they will keep their jobs

    Mayor Eric Garcetti tells several managers they will keep their jobs
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has told at least five of the city's department heads that he has decided to keep them as high-level managers, part of his months-long effort to build a new administration. Garcetti, who is going through a review of more...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discussing Mayor Garcetti's initial city appointments

    L.A. Now Live: Discussing Mayor Garcetti's initial city appointments
    Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter David Zahniser about Eric Garcetti’s first months as mayor of Los Angeles and his recent selections for city board members and commissioners. After he was elected mayor, Garcetti put out a call to...
  • Garcetti stays within familiar territory on city appointments

    Garcetti stays within familiar territory on city appointments
    After he was elected mayor, Eric Garcetti put out a call to civic-minded Angelenos to serve on city boards and commissions. "We are looking for people with new ideas, practical experience, policy expertise and, most of all, a true commitment to public...
  • Council gives AEG private control of convention center operations

    Council gives AEG private control of convention center operations
    Los Angeles City Council members agreed Wednesday to pay Anschutz Entertainment Group up to $350,000 a year to operate the city’s ailing downtown convention center. The five-year contract provides AEG an annual base fee of $175,000 with the...
  • Garcetti puts two major Wendy Greuel supporters on planning panel

    Garcetti puts two major Wendy Greuel supporters on planning panel
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday appointed two major supporters of his opponent in this year's mayoral election, former City Controller Wendy Greuel, to serve on the influential Planning Commission. Garcetti chose former Police Commission...
  • Garcetti replaces LAFD Chief Cummings after 911 disclosures

    Garcetti replaces LAFD Chief Cummings after 911 disclosures
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's decision to replace his fire chief after a tumultuous 18 months for the emergency rescue agency underscores one of the biggest challenges facing his administration: Rebooting the city's aging technology to improve the...
  • Richard Montoya takes L.A. tale 'Water & Power' from stage to screen

     Richard Montoya takes L.A. tale 'Water & Power' from stage to screen
    Richard Montoya keeps a mental library of depictions of L.A. gleaned from "Chinatown," "Repo Man," "Mulholland Drive," the novels of James Ellroy, and other pop-culture texts. So when he began adapting his neo-noir stage drama "Water & Power" for the...
  • L.A. Fire Chief Brian Cummings to step down, mayor says

    L.A. Fire Chief Brian Cummings to step down, mayor says
    Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings will retire from his position as head of the city Fire Department, according to Mayor Eric Garcetti and a department spokesman. Cummings had struggled to restore confidence in his management of the 3,500-employee...