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  • Los Angeles Ballet honors Paula Abdul, Jane Seymour, Lori Milken

    Los Angeles Ballet honors Paula Abdul, Jane Seymour, Lori Milken
    The event: Los Angeles Ballet staged its annual gala on Saturday, honoring philanthropist Lori Milken, actress Jane Seymour and entertainer Paula Abdul. (The latter came in from down under, where she is a judge on “So You Think You Can Dance Australia,” staying in town for not much longer than it took to collect her award.)
  • Republican ex-L.A. Mayor Riordan endorses Democrat Lieu in House race

    Republican ex-L.A. Mayor Riordan endorses Democrat Lieu in House race
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, a Republican, has thrown his support behind state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) in the crowded race to succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills). Riordan, a moderateĀ and pragmatist who has sometimes...

    Assembly shelves college affirmative action measure

    Assembly shelves college affirmative action measure
    An effort to overturn California's ban on affirmative action in public universities stalled in the Legislature on Monday. The proposed constitutional amendment by Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) would have removed references to higher education from...

    Political leaders urge more preparation for the next big earthquake

    Political leaders urge more preparation for the next big earthquake
    California political leaders marked the 20th anniversary of the Northridge earthquake Friday by calling for more aggressive preparations for the bigger one that seismologists say is inevitable. Pete Wilson, who was governor when the 1994 quake knocked...

    Dan Schnur makes a nonpartisan pitch

    Dan Schnur makes a nonpartisan pitch
    SACRAMENTO — Dan Schnur may represent a new trend and the embodiment of California political reform. Then again, he may be just another wannabe officeholder living in fantasy land. Schnur, 50, a former Republican strategist and spokesman —...