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  • Michael Weinstein, leader in AIDS movement, has hard-charging style

    Michael Weinstein, leader in AIDS movement, has hard-charging style
    Los Angeles County leaders once thought the world of Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. In a gilt-edged 1992 proclamation that still hangs behind Weinstein's desk, officials declared him "a dynamic and inspirational leader"...
  • Angelenos, how do you feel about fixing sidewalks?

    Angelenos, how do you feel about fixing sidewalks?
    I learned two things when Deborah Murphy of Silver Lake sent me an email in mid-December. First, there's a pedestrian-advocacy organization in our car-crazed metropolis, and it goes by the name of Los Angeles Walks. Second, there's a city of L.A....
  • Nonprofit that aids the homeless exits Costa Mesa

    Citing an antagonistic political climate and increasing regulation of the city's motels, a nonprofit serving Orange County's homeless has moved out of Costa Mesa, according to the organization's president. "We literally couldn't even work there anymore,...
  • Gator hunt? Dog sledding? Campaign fundraisers get creative

    Gator hunt? Dog sledding? Campaign fundraisers get creative
    WASHINGTON — Forget the chicken dinner, the rubbery staple of the political fundraising circuit. Go alligator hunting with Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) on a Louisiana Bayou Weekend for a campaign donation of $5,000. Or spend a weekend in Hayward,...
  • Judge allows access to emails about Arizona immigration law

    Judge allows access to emails about Arizona immigration law
    TUCSON — A federal judge has given opponents of Arizona's sweeping anti-illegal-immigration law access to emails, letters and memos between supporters of SB 1070 and legislators to see whether there are racial overtones in the messages. In...
  • Hollywood developments straddle earthquake fault, new maps show

    Hollywood developments straddle earthquake fault, new maps show
    New state geological maps released Wednesday show several major developments planned in Hollywood are much closer to an active earthquake fault than Los Angeles city officials have said. The draft maps chart the course of the Hollywood Fault, which runs...
  • L.A. is facing a grim tomorrow, panel says

    L.A. is facing a grim tomorrow, panel says
    Los Angeles is a city facing economic decline, weighed down by poverty, strangled by traffic and suffering from a crisis of leadership, according to a report released Wednesday by a 13-member panel of influential civic leaders. The Los Angeles 2020...
  • Advocates debate how to replace late school board member LaMotte

    Local politicians, community activists and others packed a special L.A. Board of Education meeting Tuesday evening to debate how to replace Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died in December. The board's choices, according to district staff, are to...
  • DWP chief Ron Nichols resigns amid controversies

    DWP chief Ron Nichols resigns amid controversies
    Ron Nichols announced his resignation Thursday as general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, which is struggling through a pair of public-relations debacles. Despite repeated demands from elected officials, Nichols has been unable...
  • L.A. crime falls for 11th year; officials note historic drops

    L.A. crime falls for 11th year; officials note historic drops
    Overall crime in Los Angeles dropped for the 11th straight year in 2013, with many categories seeing the lowest per capita rates in decades, city officials said. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck announced Monday that final...
  • Common Cause seeks new limits on gifts to California officials

    Common Cause seeks new limits on gifts to California officials
    SACRAMENTO -- Alarmed that elected state officials last year accepted more than $200,000 in gifts, California Common Cause on Thursday proposed to overhaul the laws to reduce the ability of special interests to seek favor by providing expensive meals,...