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  • Diane Disney Miller, champion of Disney Hall design, dies at 79

    Diane Disney Miller, champion of Disney Hall design, dies at 79
    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. Miller died...
  • Woefully unprepared in earthquake country

    Woefully unprepared in earthquake country
    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....
  • Near LAX, a once thriving community now stuck in economic limbo

    Near LAX, a once thriving community now stuck in economic limbo
    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...
  • Diane Disney Miller dies at 79; philanthropist championed Disney Hall

    Diane Disney Miller dies at 79; philanthropist championed Disney Hall
    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...
  • Garcetti, wife mulling move to official L.A. mayor's mansion

    Garcetti, wife mulling move to official L.A. mayor's mansion
    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...
  • Newton: Decision time for L.A.

    Newton: Decision time for L.A.
    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...
  • Diane Disney Miller reflects on a Disney Hall turning point

    Diane Disney Miller reflects on a Disney Hall turning point
    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....
  • Turning the city of L.A. into a classroom

    Turning the city of L.A. into a classroom
    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...
  • Many older L.A. buildings could collapse in an earthquake

    Many older L.A. buildings could collapse in an earthquake
    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...
  • Garcetti honors former mayors for pushing LAX upgrades

    Garcetti honors former mayors for pushing LAX upgrades
    One of the perks of the Los Angeles mayor’s job is the chance to take credit for the openings of big public buildings — the higher the profile, the better. So in the waning days of his mayoralty, Antonio Villaraigosa staged a lavish...
  • Disney Hall: Musical dream bankrolled by taxpayers, private donors

    Disney Hall: Musical dream bankrolled by taxpayers, private donors
    Lillian Disney lived 101/2 years after instigating the creation of Walt Disney Concert Hall in her husband's honor by donating $50 million, but she never got to see it rise from its foundation, alone attend a performance. "A concert hall that would...