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Wilbur K. Woo, a banker and produce merchant who first immigrated to Los Angeles in 1921, when he was 5, and decades later became an influential leader of the city's Chinese American community, has died. He was 96. Woo, who also worked to strengthen...
L.A. NOWThe race to replace Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti saw yet another candidate jump in, with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s No. 2 policy adviser announcing he will run for the seat. Matt Szabo, 36, became the 13th person to pursue a bid in...
Last week, Proposition 30 sailed to victory, and $6-billion worth of nasty budget cuts were avoided. Problem solved? Guess again, Goldilocks. K-12 schools and community colleges, in particular, won a temporary reprieve, but they're still wobbly...
L.A. pension reforms: An article in the Nov. 9 LATExtra section about Los Angeles mayoral candidate and Councilwoman Jan Perry's plan to reform the city's pension system referred to a plan by former Mayor Richard Riordan to cut retirement costs by...
Tags: Jan Perry, Employees, Career and Workplace, Basketball, Sports
An essential element of a successful political campaign, whether for U.S. president or mayor of Los Angeles, is that it identifies a path to victory. Candidates have to differentiate themselves from competitors and appeal to constituencies sympathetic...
Tags: Politics, Voting, Media Industry, Wendy Greuel, Eric Garcetti
Robert J. Kelleher, who helped lead tennis into the modern open era while serving as president of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Assn. and who later became a U.S. District Court judge based in Los Angeles, has died. He was 99. Kelleher, who was also captain of the...
With the first round of the Los Angeles mayoral election still more than four months away, the race has taken shape in recent weeks, largely because of two developments that have scrambled the handicapping of the contest. First, it became clear that...
Tags: Voting, Politics, Public Employees, 401K, Interior Policy
There are a couple of assumptions guiding much of the civic conversation about public employee pension reform: first, that organized labor would fight any reform tooth and nail; and second, that labor's strong presence in Los Angeles would doom such...
Tags: Voting, Politics, Public Employees, Jim Newton, Interior Policy
It was more than 20 years ago that I covered my first meeting of the Los Angeles City Council. As I headed to the chambers, a colleague advised me to take special note of two members: Richard Alatorre, he said, understood city politics better than anyone,...
L.A. NOWL.A. taxpayers will see retirement costs for police officers and firefighters climb 56% over the next four years, even after passage of a ballot measure that trimmed the pension benefits paid to new hires, according to projections released by city...
L.A. NOWL.A. public safety unions responded angrily to a proposal to freeze the pay of firefighters and police if the city's contribution to their retirement benefits reach a certain amount....
PolitiCalManhattan Beach businessman and developer has spent around $1 million of his own money on his race for a coastal Los Angeles County congressional district. The incumbent is Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills)....
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