| Dec 29, 2013
Re "It's no sin to be rich," Opinion, Dec. 27
Richard Riordan and Eli Broad are notable for their business acumen and philanthropic efforts, but their idea that we should rely on philanthropy to fulfill many societal needs is problematic.
| Oct 27, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Just north of the big hotels along bustling Century Boulevard east of LAX lie the remains of Manchester Square.
Once a thriving community with its own elementary school, the working-class neighborhood that sprang up in the postwar building boom is now...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:13 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has decided to move his family out of their Silver Lake home and into Getty House, the official residence for the city's mayor, a representative said Friday.
Garcetti spokesman Yusef Robb said the mayor's family hopes to...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt Disney and a philanthropist who bucked powers-that-be in Los Angeles to keep architect Frank Gehry on the job during a crucial phase of planning the city’s new concert hall, has died. She was 79.
| Nov 19, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Walt Disney's name is on Los Angeles' world-famous concert hall, but it was a far less-known Disney who came from behind the scenes to ensure that architect Frank Gehry's vision for the building stayed intact.
Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney's eldest...
| Oct 3, 2013
Under the Los Angeles city charter, the mayor has no formal power over the Los Angeles Unified School District. But this has not stopped mayors — including Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraigosa — from using the bully pulpit and the power of...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 2:36 PM
More than 1,000 old concrete buildings in Los Angeles and hundreds more throughout the county may be at risk of collapsing in a major earthquake, according to a Times analysis.
By the most conservative estimate, as many as 50 of these buildings in the...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 12:00 PM
One little boy lay on his back with a leg gash so bad that bone and tissue protruded through his skin. Firefighters carried more injured students to a triage area, where one girl had blood streaming from a head wound and another had burns across her face....
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti said he and his wife, social activist Amy Wakeland, are mulling whether to move into Getty House once renovations underway at the official residence are completed.
The couple live with their toddler daughter, Maya, at their private...
| May 20, 2013
As the campaign for mayor of Los Angeles has played out over the last two years, the complaints I've heard most often are that none of the candidates has reached for big ideas, that the field has lacked big personalities and that the two finalists are...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
These days, the building on Diane Disney Miller's mind is San Francisco's Walt Disney Family Museum, opened in 2009. She bubbles with enthusiasm over this recent tribute to her father, Walt, housed in a former Army barracks building in the Presidio....