Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsDavid Zahniser
IN THE NEWS

David Zahniser

CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2008 | David Zahniser
Officials at Los Angeles World Airports have persuaded the budget air carrier JetBlue to begin flying out of Los Angeles International Airport, sources familiar with the company's plans said Monday. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is scheduled to appear today with JetBlue executives to announce plans for 16 additional daily flights at four airports across Southern California. A JetBlue spokesman refused to discuss the plans. But city officials said starting May 21, LAX would see three flights per day to JFK International Airport in New York City and one per day to Logan International Airport in Boston.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2008 | David Zahniser
City Councilwoman Janice Hahn called Wednesday for her colleagues to consider allowing voters to elect the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District. One day after school board members postponed a vote on Supt. David Brewer III, Hahn said she would introduce a motion to begin studying the possibility of a directly elected education executive. Hahn, who represents such neighborhoods as San Pedro and Watts, said she is tired of the politics that surround the superintendent selection.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2008 | David Zahniser
An alliance of public employee unions said Monday that they oppose a plan by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to impose six employee furloughs, or unpaid days off. The Coalition of L.A. City Unions, which represents about 22,000 workers, said it does not believe Villaraigosa has the legal authority to force workers to take six furlough days during the 2008-09 fiscal year. Deputy Mayor Sean Clegg said Villaraigosa already has a legal opinion from City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo stating that he can impose "short-term layoffs" on city workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2008 | David Zahniser
Home Depot officials said Tuesday they have delayed their lawsuit over a planned store in Sunland-Tujunga while they take part in mediation supervised by City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo. The hardware giant sued last year after the City Council voted to require more environmental review of a store proposed for Foothill Boulevard. Under an agreement with the city, the company will enter into talks with project opponents from Sunland-Tujunga. If the company fails to win approval of its store in five months, the company will go ahead with its lawsuit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2008 | David Zahniser
The head of the Valley Industry and Commerce Assn., a San Fernando Valley business advocacy group, said Monday that he plans to resign his post at the end of the year. Brendan Huffman, who spent 2 1/2 years at the association, said he is looking for a change. "I'm just ready for something else, and that's the God's honest truth. I've put a lot of energy and passion into this job," he said. Huffman is the husband of L.A. Unified school board member Tamar Galatzan, who represents parts of the San Fernando Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2008 | David Zahniser
Nearly 300 environmentalists, union members and civic leaders turned out Monday to debate a proposal that would allow the city to review a 5,500-unit residential development plan north of Sylmar. Debate began about 7 p.m. and continued for roughly an hour before the City Council's Budget and Finance Committee began deliberating the fate of the Las Lomas project, which has been billed as a "smart growth" development. Santa Monica-based developer Dan Palmer has proposed building the residential project near the 5 and 14 freeways.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 2008 | David Zahniser
Two city councilmen called Tuesday for a ballot measure that would ask voters to cut in half the number of local elections staged in Los Angeles. Councilmen Jose Huizar and Bill Rosendahl said they want to place a City Charter amendment on the March ballot that would allow "instant runoff" voting for selected school board, city and community college district elections. Instant runoffs rely on a complicated formula for selecting a winner, with voters ranking their top three candidates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 2009 | David Zahniser
Los Angeles government officials plan to find jobs for 16,500 youths over the next year as part of a program that has received a $20.5-million boost from President Obama's stimulus package. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger discussed the funding Monday on the steps of City Hall, where they were joined by hundreds of students who have secured summer or part-time jobs. Hire L.A.'s Youth works with education officials and various companies to find jobs for residents between the ages of 16 and 24. The program has grown from roughly 3,000 participants in 2005 to 13,500 this year, Villaraigosa said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2008 | David Zahniser
The Los Angeles City Council approved plans Friday for a 16-story residential tower in Hollywood, after weeks of warnings that construction work on the project could disrupt recordings at the landmark Capitol Records building next door. Councilman Eric Garcetti, who represents part of Hollywood, said the city had added measures to safeguard work at Capitol Records' underground recording studios, which are less than 20 feet from where the tower's six-level, 242-space subterranean garage is set to go. The project will establish a fund to compensate EMI, the parent company of Capitol Records, if recording is disrupted, Garcetti said.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|