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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....
  • 2013: A great year for scandal, incompetence and corruption

    2013: A great year for scandal, incompetence and corruption
    In more ways than one, I'm sorry to see 2013 fade into the books. Thanks to a steady run of incompetence, corruption and bungling by various public officials, it was a banner year for local news in Greater Los Angeles. In other ways, I can't wait for...
  • Elected official takes oath of office on an iPad

    Elected official takes oath of office on an iPad
    In what may be a first, an elected New York official was sworn in Thursday by a judge using an Apple iPad. Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano took the oath of office on an iPad containing a Bible when a printed version could not be located,...
  • L.A. must act on construction within fault zones

    L.A. must act on construction within fault zones
    Living in Southern California means accepting that the ground below is riddled with earthquake fault lines. But it doesn't mean we should ignore them. That's why it is so disturbing that the city of Los Angeles has consistently failed to make developers...
  • 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,...
  • L.A. Fire Department to resume sharing details on emergency responses

    L.A. Fire Department to resume sharing details on emergency responses
    Only hours after halting the Los Angeles Fire Department's public information Twitter feed, city officials reversed course Thursday and announced they would resume publishing details about the department's response to life-and-death emergencies via social...
  • Tet parade: Westminster grants permit despite LGBT group's exclusion

    Tet parade: Westminster grants permit despite LGBT group's exclusion
    At a meeting swirling with emotion, the Westminster City Council voted 5-0 to issue a permit to organizers of the 2014 Tet parade -- even if they refuse to allow LGBT people to march in the event. The entire council voiced sympathy with those who...
  • They can't be bought: L.A. City Council nixes higher gift limit

    They can't be bought: L.A. City Council nixes higher gift limit
    The Los Angeles City Council has dropped a plan to increase the limit on gifts city officials can accept. Smart move. As The Times’ David Zahniser reported, two months ago council members voted to draft a law allowing people with financial...
  • Tet parade: Westminster told not to pick sides in gay rights dispute

    Tet parade: Westminster told not to pick sides in gay rights dispute
    Westminster council members have been advised not to pick sides in what has become a growing dispute over whether a gay rights group should be allowed to march in a lunar new year’s parade in the nation’s largest Vietnamese American community....
  • Gay rights activists to push for inclusion in Westminster Tet parade

    Gay rights activists to push for inclusion in Westminster Tet parade
    Vietnamese American activists say they will ask Westminster officials to block organizers from staging the colorful Tet parade because they refuse to allow gays to participate in the Lunar New Year event. Parade organizers barred LGBT individuals from...