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How the Expo Line Got to Santa Monica

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.12.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With the Metro Expo Line to Santa Monica scheduled to open in May, this piece revisits an interview I conducted four years ago, shortly before the opening of the first phase of Expo to Culver City.

A Mayoral Mishap

Raymond J Brune | Posted 02.10.2017 | Media
Raymond J Brune

Los Angeles' KTLA Morning News is about to celebrate it's 25th anniversary in July. I was very lucky to have been part of that show from the beginning...

Democratic Socialism: Stuff Happens

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz could not explain the difference between a Democrat and a socialist. But she did limit the number of Democratic deb...

Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan Endorses Kevin James for Mayor

Kevin James | Posted 04.21.2013 | Los Angeles
Kevin James

Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan officially announced his endorsement of mayoral candidate and former federal prosecutor Kevin James.

Richard Riordan's Wrong Ideas Don't Deserve a Second Chance

Madeline Janis | Posted 01.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Madeline Janis

Former L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan has been in the news lately, arguing that city leaders need to take drastic steps to make L.A. more business friendly. But current elected officials should be wary about taking the Riordan's advice.

Recalling Total Recall: Schwarzenegger's Comeback Proceeds With A Big (Naturally) Book

William Bradley | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Sufficiently contrite or not, Arnold Schwarzenegger continues to be, as Jerry Brown noted on CNN right after the "surprise" announcement of candidacy in 2003, "a very interesting character."

Gore Vidal: Remembering A Brilliant, Controversial Legend of the Sort We Don't Foster Any More

William Bradley | Posted 10.03.2012 | Books
William Bradley

The current scene isn't producing writers like Gore Vidal, one of the towering writers and cultural figures of the post-World War II era. So his passing Tuesday in Los Angeles, where he lived most of the past decade, marks a sad cultural milestone.

Villaragosa Rebutts Riordan's Bankruptcy Assertion

LA Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Countering assertions by former Mayor Richard Riordan that Los Angeles should consider declaring bankruptcy, a top City Hall official said Thursday th...

The Case for Not Recalling Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

The great promise of Los Angeles' first Latino mayor in over 100 years has vanished in a cloud of disappointment and embarrassment.

Bruce Karatz Brings In Star Witness: Richard Riordan | Stuart Pfeifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Former KB Home chief Bruce Karatz turned to a powerful ally Thursday in his defense against stock-options backdating charges, presenting former Los An...

Nancy Daly, Philanthropist and Children's Activist, Dies at 68

Causecast | Karen Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Nancy MacNeil Daly Riordan, longtime philanthropist and estranged wife of former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, has died of pancreatic cancer at a...