Bill Boyarsky
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The story teller exits

bill-300.jpg The death of my friend Al Martinez, the Los Angeles Times great columnist, took me back more than a half century when Al and I first worked together at the Oakland Tribune, which he memorialized in his book “The Last City Room.”

Beutner tells plans for the Times

bill-300.jpg By listening carefully to the new Los Angeles Times publisher at Town Hall Los Angeles Wednesday, it was possible to get a sense of Austin Beutner. It was also possible to see where he may be taking the 133-year-old paper.

Times boss Beutner to face civic bigwigs

bill-300.jpg On Wednesday, Austin Beutner, the new publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times, will, hopefully, shed light on the future of the paper when he speaks to civic leaders at Town Hall Los Angeles. Here are some questions he could be asked.

The Valley's long recount

bill-300.jpg One of the most fascinating elections of the year is still going on in the northeast San Fernando Valley. Unknown Patty Lopez is holding a narrow lead over influential Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra.

Kuehl, Solis: In labor's pocket?

bill-300.jpg The big question is this: Did all that labor money in Sheila Kuehl's campaign put her in county employee union pockets? The same goes for the other new supervisor, Hilda Solis, also elected with labor support.

Kuehl, Shriver and labor power

bill-300.jpg Sheila Kuehl and Bobby Shriver gave sharp and articulate performances in last Friday night’s debate, showing clear differences between the candidates for the Third District supervisorial seat.

Feuer tackles the grit of urban life

bill-300.jpg A conversation with City Atty. Mike Feuer is a trip through the nitty gritty of city government, starting with dangerous sidewalks and including graffiti prevention, medical marijuana regulation and aid to prostitutes who want a better life.

Jim Newton leaves Times

bill-300.jpg Jim Newton’s departure from the Los Angeles Times is a serious loss for both the newspaper and the Los Angeles area.

Water chief's drought report: Dry days ahead

bill-300.jpg Jeffrey Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District, knows how to deliver bad news in a positive manner.

Bergamot Station: All aboard for the future

bill-300.jpg Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station Art Center and its old industrial surroundings is a dramatic example of how rail transit lines are changing the appearance, the employment and residential style of a Southland shaped by the automobile

Latinos try an end run around supes

bill-300.jpg In an audacious move to bypass the county supervisors, Latino leaders, public policy reformers and civil libertarians are backing state legislation that would give a judge the power to expand the five-member board.
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