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Jan Perry

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  • Fast-food zoning and Twinkie taxes

     
    Because I like pop culture, trends, language and all that good stuff, I get a Word of the Day sent to me from the Word Spy site. A few are food related.Recently 'fast-food zoning' and 'Twinkie taxes' were featured. The......
  • L.A.'s mellow response to 2020 Commission's crisis warning

     L.A.'s mellow response to 2020 Commission's crisis warning
    In April, the Los Angeles 2020 Commission presented a stack of recommendations that its members unanimously agreed were essential to overcome the city's "crisis in leadership and direction" and restore growth and stability. The group, convened in early...
  • Sterling furor presents test of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's leadership

    Sterling furor presents test of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's leadership
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti stepped into the national media glare at a galvanizing moment for the city: Donald Sterling's remarks about blacks had just earned him a lifetime NBA banishment, just as his Los Angeles Clippers were competing in the...
  • Jan Perry confirmed as head of new L.A. economic development agency

    Jan Perry confirmed as head of new L.A. economic development agency
    The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday confirmed former Councilwoman Jan Perry's appointment as head of a new agency charged with spurring business activity and employment in the city. Mayor Eric Garcetti in July chose Perry, a rival in this year's...
  • Greuel holds thin lead against Garcetti in early balloting

    Greuel holds thin lead against Garcetti in early balloting
    In the first ballots counted in the race for the next mayor of Los Angeles, City Controller Wendy Greuel held a slight lead over City Councilman Eric Garcetti. With 7.5% reporting, Greuel led Garcetti 51% to 49%. But with the vast majority of the...
  • Frances Hashimoto dies at 69; Little Tokyo leader, mochi ice cream creator

    Frances Hashimoto dies at 69; Little Tokyo leader, mochi ice cream creator
    Frances Hashimoto, one of Little Tokyo's most influential business leaders who fought to preserve the neighborhood's Japanese cultural traditions and who invented the popular fusion dessert known as mochi ice cream, died of lung cancer Sunday at her...
  • For the record

    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...
  • Mayoral Election 2013

    Hello. I’m Times Political Writer Seema Mehta and here’s your L.A. City Election update. The nation’s eyes were fixed this weekend on the Oscar race unfolding in Hollywood. But with just days to go before the citywide March 5 election,...
  • David Roberts in Council District 9

    David Roberts in Council District 9
    The 9th Council District in South Los Angeles suffers from a toxic combination of entrenched poverty, blight, high unemployment and lagging job skills. With its current representative, Councilwoman Jan Perry, termed out and running for mayor, it is...
  • Eric Garcetti for mayor

    Eric Garcetti for mayor
    Los Angeles is an underachieving city led in recent decades by a succession of underachieving mayors — people who came in with big dreams or big talk but soon got bored with the day-to-day task of steering a municipality. Voters don't get to conduct...
  • Wanted: A mayor worthy of L.A.

    Wanted: A mayor worthy of L.A.
    Since my knee replacement surgery less than two weeks ago, I've been popping narcotic painkillers that come with long lists of potential side effects. Among them are vomiting, hallucinating and impaired thinking. It is perhaps that third one that made...
  • L.A. full of roads to ruin for cars

     L.A. full of roads to ruin for cars
    A drive along Angus Street in hilly Silver Lake requires navigating a gantlet of buckled concrete slabs and dirt-filled cracks. But on South Seabluff Drive in Playa Vista the ride is smooth, the pavement is black and you can smell the fresh asphalt....