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A good Times look at Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong

The excellent story by Meg James and Andrea Chang in Sunday's Los Angeles Times on the paper's new owner sheds light on Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong as a person and is noteworthy for its examination of the controversies that have marked his professional life.

Garcetti urged to consider a Latino for police chief

Mayor Eric Garcetti, facing one of the toughest decisions of his career, is being urged to consider a Latino to replace Police Chief Charlie Beck, who is retiring.

Garcetti wants all L.A. to welcome homeless housing

Under fire from his hometown paper, Mayor Eric Garcetti says he will work on a plan for every Los Angeles community to agree to accept housing for the homeless.

Ridley-Thomas vs. marijuana

Many public officials are already enthusiastically counting the tax dollars that legalization of marijuana will bring into their public treasuries, but not Mark Ridley-Thomas of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

Housing-homeless up to Garcetti, Ridley-Thomas

Pressure will be heavy on Mayor Eric Garcetti and County supervisors board chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas to show much more progress with the so-far insoluble housing-homeless problem.

Bonin: emergency action needed for homeless

Homelessness is an emergency, says Councilman Mike Bonin, and requires a response equal to what the federal disaster agency does when a hurricane strikes

History matters even in Los Angeles

The past shapes the future, and that was the theme of a report released Thursday, "Space To Lead: A Century of Civic Leadership In Los Angeles."

Shop at a Metro station

Banks, ATMs, retail and restaurants at Metro stations would produce revenue and be a great convenience for riders.

Homeless housing to be spread around city

The first batch of homeless housing to be built by last year's $1.2 billion bond is to be scattered around Los Angeles instead of being concentrated in Skid Row.

An LA Times union is a good thing

The news that union organizers are signing up workers at the Los Angeles Times, once a fierce anti-union bastion, is a fascinating footnote to the history of a city once dominated by the paper.

Rendon fights for neglected Southeast

Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon counts construction cranes in downtown Los Angeles. It helps him compare booming downtown to his economically depressed and neglected district in Southeast Los Angeles County.

Mendoza plan: sneaky or reform?

Why should a voter in Butte County, deep in the northern part of the state, have a say in how Los Angeles County is governed?

Help for the homeless a phone call away?

A homeless encampment appears under a freeway or in a park near you. You’re a public spirited Angeleno. Who do you call?
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