| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte was for the last several years on the losing side of the Los Angeles Unified school board. Her strong alliance with United Teachers Los Angeles and her dislike of most charter schools and of various reform efforts were at...
| Dec 10, 2013
The Los Angeles Unified school board has barely had time to mourn the loss of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte; now it must decide how best to fill her seat.
LaMotte, a school board member since 2003, died last week at an education conference in San Diego....
| Oct 17, 2013
| 7:34 AM
The Smithsonian museums and national monuments will begin reopening Thursday as the federal government resumes operations after a late-night Wednesday congressional deal to end the 16-day shutdown.
On its website, the Smithsonian said all of its museums...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:50 PM
The hills will be alive with the sound of Tony winners, when NBC's new production of "The Sound of Music" is broadcast Dec. 5.
NBC announced Monday that stage veterans Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Christian Borle have joined the cast, alongside the...
| 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....
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In his only big-screen film role, Activision Blizzard Inc. Chief Executive Bobby Kotick appeared in "Moneyball" as a penny-pinching owner of the Oakland Athletics baseball team.
"I'm asking you to be OK not spending money that I don't have," he tells...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Philanthropist Eli Broad has donated $250,000 to the downtown arts high school, officially signaling his influential approval for a high-profile, high-cost campus that has struggled to win civic support since opening in 2009.
The gift is a significant...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:17 PM
This post has been corrected and updated.
A state investigation into a network of nonprofit groups that funneled $11 million into initiative campaigns in California last year has revealed the identities of dozens of previously hidden donors to the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy, who has led the nation's second-largest school system since 2011, has told some top district officials that he could be leaving in coming months.
Deasy declined to discuss his intentions Thursday evening, saying...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Documents released Thursday as part of a state investigation into the transfer of millions of dollars into California campaigns through a network of secretive nonprofit groups have set off a new hobby in state political circles -- trying to figure out the...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 9:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — Tony Russo had a multimillion-dollar problem.
The Republican consultant and his team had raised piles of cash to use in California politics as last November's election approached. But a wrinkle in state law meant he couldn't spend...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Los Angeles philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad have given $100 million to their institute dedicated to biomedical research.
The gift brings the couple's total donations to the Broad Institute to $700 million since it was founded about a decade ago. ...