| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:54 PM
In a conscious shift of power and priorities, the Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday selected Richard Vladovic as its new president, ending a string of six one-year terms by Monica Garcia.
The choice has symbolic importance, signaling that the...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Recently spared from closure, the popular aircraft mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport will receive a $25,000 donation this weekend to establish a scholarship fund for low-income students.
The University of North Dakota Aerospace Foundation will...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 6:55 PM
Techno master Moby will be among the musical acts taking part in Sunday's inaugural festivities surrounding the swearing in of Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti and a host of other city officials in downtown Los Angeles.
Instead of a fancy gala, Garcetti will...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In a closed-door meeting on the Sony Pictures Entertainment lot, a few dozen location scouts, agents, producers and studio executives gathered to discuss the state of L.A.'s hometown industry.
Taking center stage: Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti....
| Jun 21, 2013
| 5:36 PM
The killing of a woman in the heart of Hollywood's tourists district is bringing new calls for a crackdown against aggressive panhandlers.
On Tuesday at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, a 23-year-old woman collapsed after...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti has named a former community organizer as the first hire of his new administration, designating longtime council aide Ana Guerrero as his chief of staff.
Guerrero, 42, has been working for Garcetti since 2001,...
| Jun 11, 2013
Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles' incoming mayor, won the office with fewer votes than any newly elected mayor since the 1930s, when the city population was less than half its current size, according to a Times analysis of final results.
| Jun 12, 2013
Often, by the end of an election, the weaknesses of the existing campaign finance laws have become evident, and the need to update them has been made clear by the ways those weaknesses have been exploited. That is certainly the case with Los Angeles' most...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A local advocacy group is pushing for teachers' raises and bonuses based on whether instructors are willing to take on difficult assignments and on whether they deliver measurable student achievement gains.
The proposals are part of two policy papers...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti is preaching a gospel of civic rebirth in appearances across Los Angeles while gently lowering expectations about how much City Hall, and he himself, can do to bring about change.
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti on Friday called out three key areas of city operations that will get close scrutiny after he takes office July 1, saying each may need changes either in management or operations.
Garcetti cited the Department of Water and...