| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:25 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown’s campaign account continues to swell with new donations, even though he hasn’t officially said whether he’ll run for reelection next year.
A new report filed with the state by his campaign committee...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:44 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.
| 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....
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:21 PM
The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation named a high-ranking White House official as its first president this week. In addition, the Broads announced a $100-million gift to their institute focused on biomedical research in Cambridge, Mass.
The moves reflect...
| 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. ...
| 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...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:17 PM
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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...
| 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...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in Italy, where workers inspect the Costa Concordia after it was lifted upright near the island of Giglio. More photos Washington: A woman looks at a memorial to the victims of the Washington Navy Yard where a...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The recent turmoil over the Grand Avenue redevelopment effort leaves a bunch of pretty basic questions unanswered.
For starters, who exactly is going to design a planned retail, residential and hotel complex across Grand from Walt Disney Concert Hall in...