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  • Seven candidates vie for LAUSD board seat in wide-open contest

    The Los Angeles teachers union and a powerful group of civic leaders are sitting out Tuesday's key race for a seat on the Board of Education in what has become a spirited, wide-open contest among seven candidates. The special election is being called to...
  • California GOP sees Democrats Newsom and Harris as sitting pretty

    Republicans trying to unseat Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris share a common complaint: The two Democrats are so confident of reelection that they're already laying ground to run for governor in 2018. "She's looking right past us,"...
  • Opposing visions for education on view in state superintendent race

    Opposing visions for education on view in state superintendent race
    In next month's contest to lead the state's public schools, the two front-runners represent opposing forces within education over how best to improve student achievement. Tom Torlakson, the Democratic incumbent, champions teachers and their unions,...
  • No wonder L.A. is the city of broken sidewalks

    No wonder L.A. is the city of broken sidewalks
    After several years during which they provided no money for sidewalk repairs, the City Council and then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa last year set aside $10 million to begin addressing the backlog of busted sidewalks in Los Angeles, especially those that...
  • Banc of California gets 20 Popular Community branches, Latino presence

    Banc of California gets 20 Popular Community branches, Latino presence
    Banc of California in Irvine is acquiring Popular Community Bank's 20 Southern California offices, part of a deal in which Popular Inc., Puerto Rico's largest bank, is shedding 41 mainland U.S. branches. The companies said Wednesday that Banc of...
  • Eric Garcetti, L.A.'s back-to-basics mayor

    It's been nine months since I took a leave from this column to complete a book project, and a lot has changed in Los Angeles during that time: Eric Garcetti, who had just taken office when I left, has built an administration, submitted his first budget...
  • Panel urges L.A. council to move elections to boost voter turnout

    A group of high-profile civic leaders renewed its push Tuesday for the Los Angeles City Council to change the date of its municipal elections, saying such a move would result in much greater voter turnout. Appearing before the council, members of the...
  • Response to the Sterling incident offers reasons for hope

    Response to the Sterling incident offers reasons for hope
    I never met my grandparents on my father's side. They came to California from Spain in search of a better life and died before I was born, passing down the name I've carried around now for 60 years. I never gave any thought to being a Lopez when I was a...
  • Irvine bank to buy Popular branches

    Irvine bank to buy Popular branches
    Banc of California, a growing community bank in Irvine, is doubling its footprint in Southern California as it joins a new wave of smaller California banks pushing to expand into regional players in the aftermath of the financial crisis and the Great...
  • Duke of York, Barbra Streisand among guests at Global Gourmet Games

    Duke of York, Barbra Streisand among guests at Global Gourmet Games
    The event: The Global Gourmet Games, a gala fundraiser for FasterCures, staged as a high-spirited competition that pits guests against one another to answer questions about food, wine and related trivia, such as which country consumes the most chicken per...
  • Watts school officials are targeting black students, some parents say

    Watts school officials are targeting black students, some parents say
    Fanning racial tensions at a Watts middle school, several African American parents say Latino administrators are unfairly targeting their children and unofficially suspending them from classes. One parent, Tyronda Farley, said her sixth-grade daughter...
  • Racial tensions are rising at Watts middle school

    Racial tensions are rising at Watts middle school
    Fanning racial tensions at a Watts middle school, several African American parents asserted Wednesday that Latino administrators are unfairly targeting their children and unofficially suspending them from classes. One parent, Tyronda Farley, said her...