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Reprieve for UCLA baseball stadium?

bill-300.jpg The best place to watch baseball in Los Angeles is not Dodger Stadium. It’s Jackie Robinson Stadium, the small, elegant home of the UCLA baseball Bruins. Unfortunately for the university, the ballpark occupies 10 acres of the 387-acre Veterans Administration health facility in West Los Angeles, land reserved for housing and treating veterans.

Solis and the power brokers

bill-300.jpg Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis danced cautiously around some controversial topics when she spoke to a downtown crowd of political insiders and power brokers Wednesday.

The unreliable NFL

bill-300.jpg The National Football League is a heartless, unreliable lover, as the star-struck city councils of Carson and Inglewood will no doubt find out.

The Mayor: Riordan tells of his sins and successes

bill-300.jpg Richard J. Riordan, in his book “The Mayor”, tells of the tragedies in his life and of his extra-marital affairs, divorces and drinking, adding a very human touch to his story of the eight successful years he served as mayor of Los Angeles.

2020 report's slow walk

bill-300.jpg “The time to act is now,” said the LA 2020 Commission in its report last year urging big changes for Los Angeles city government. Not so fast, said City Council President Herb Wesson, who created the commission.

Antonio and the Downtown News

bill-300.jpg I’m a big fan of Jon Regardie, executive editor and columnist for the Los Angeles Downtown News, but I don’t agree with his recent column criticizing former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

The remains of Bunker Hill

bill-300.jpg A walk through the remains of Bunker Hill showed how a colorful old L.A. neighborhood was left barren but rich.

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.
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