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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1991 | BILL BOYARSKY
City Atty. James K. Hahn has been sending out mixed political messages on the Chief Gates issue. First, he advised the Police Commission it could place Daryl F. Gates on leave during an investigation of the Rodney King beating. It appeared to be an early victory for Mayor Tom Bradley in his effort to force Gates out. Then, after the commission followed his advice, Hahn gave the City Council advice on how to nullify the temporary ousting.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2013 | By Dan Weikel and Michael Finnegan
Four mayors, three of whom struggled for years to modernize Los Angeles International Airport, were guests Wednesday at the grand opening of five new passenger gates and other improvements designed to vastly enhance the foreign travel experience at the nation's third-busiest airport. Richard Riordan, James K. Hahn, Antonio Villaraigosa and current Mayor Eric Garcetti attended the ribbon-cutting for the new south concourse and grand central hall at LAX's Tom Bradley International Terminal, which is undergoing a $2-billion overhaul.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2001
Re "Hahn Coasts to Victory," June 6: My faith in the people of Los Angeles has been restored! We have a new mayor in the second-largest city in this country, and he was the better choice. James Hahn will be the new mayor of Los Angeles and Antonio Villaraigosa should be subpoenaed for his actions. I am so glad that a corrupt and immoral person did not win this race. The last thing we need is a person to stain the image of this proud city. Los Angeles has its problems, and we need a mayor with integrity and morals to help move the city in a direction that will make it the envy of this nation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2013 | Steve Lopez
Since my knee replacement surgery less than two weeks ago, I've been popping narcotic painkillers that come with long lists of potential side effects. Among them are vomiting, hallucinating and impaired thinking. It is perhaps that third one that made me feel compelled to write about the race for mayor of Los Angeles. It goes without saying that mayoral politics in Los Angeles is not that closely followed - not like in, say, New York or Chicago, where people pay close attention to what's going on at City Hall and respond with cheers, boos, or calls for grand jury investigations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1991 | TINA ANIMA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The race to succeed the late City Councilman Gilbert Lindsay--self-proclaimed "Emperor of the Great 9th District"--picked up speed Thursday with City Atty. James K. Hahn's endorsement of an aide to his father. Hahn and Councilman Nate Holden endorsed Brad Pye Jr., an assistant chief deputy to Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, whose district includes an area that Lindsay represented for 27 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1985 | JAMES QUINN, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles City Controller James Hahn launched his campaign for city attorney Wednesday with a slashing attack on the City Council for "hoarding" a 519-acre surplus property in Saugus. There was only one problem: Hahn did not know that the city has been moving to sell the property since last June. By late Wednesday, after being informed of the city's attempt to sell its abandoned alcoholic rehabilitation center to private developers, Hahn was retreating from his condemnation of the council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1987 | FRANK CLIFFORD, Times Staff Writer
In an 11th-hour endorsement of City Council candidate Ruth Galanter, Los Angeles City Atty. James K. Hahn brings a share of the influence of one of the city's most prominent political families to the side of a candidate who has been running against most of the City Hall establishment, including Mayor Tom Bradley. "I think it's time for a change," Hahn said Sunday. "Ruth Galanter is more in touch and in tune with the communities of the 6th District.
NEWS
March 23, 1999 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While the rest of the field mulls its options from the sidelines, Los Angeles City Atty. James Hahn--guided by the memory of a father who infected him with a love of local politics and whom he buried just over a year ago--is running for mayor. Never mind that the election is more than two years away. Hahn's campaign, which capitalizes on his citywide office and what may be Los Angeles' most revered political name, already is unabashedly underway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1988
In response to Hahn's column on gangs: James Hahn for mayor. ELLEN BRESSLER Los Angeles
OPINION
March 22, 2002
When James Hahn voiced his opinion about LAPD Chief Bernard Parks, he thought he would garner popularity points as mayor. Instead, he has lost a great deal of support from most of the citizens who voted him into office. Let the record show that James Hahn is no Kenneth Hahn! It is evident that James did not learn much from his father. His father had the intellectual ability to make rational decisions. He was able to bring people together. The late Honorable Kenneth Hahn did not turn on his constituents for his own personal gain.
SPORTS
January 18, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
James Hahn stood and stared at his scorecard. He was looking at the numerical evidence of his glorious golf round Friday at the Humana Challenge. Hahn, a 31-year-old who has struggled and played on lesser golf tours ever since he graduated from California in 2003, counted four birdies, an eagle and a lonely bogey in his round of five-under-par 67 at La Quinta Country Club. He has a two-day total of 14-under-par 130 and is tied for the second-round lead with Roberto Castro whose aunt, Jenny Lidback, once won on the LPGA Tour.
SPORTS
January 17, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
There are three co-leaders after the first round of the Humana Challenge, and none of them has won a PGA Tour event. So when the tournament ends Sunday at the PGA West Palmer course in La Quinta, it seems unlikely Jason Kokrak, Roberto Castro or James Hahn will be collecting the winner's check of $1.008 million. But for a day anyway, the threesome got to shine. Kokrak, at La Quinta Country Club; Castro, at PGA West Nicklaus; and Hahn, at PGA West Palmer, each shot nine-under-par 63s Thursday, which gave them a one-shot advantage over a quartet that included rookie Russell Henley, who won last week's Sony Open in Honolulu.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2012 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
USC students enrolled in this semester's Case Studies in Modern Leadership class have been pondering what makes a good leader. They've been assigned readings on influential people — including Gen. Douglas MacArthur and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin — and have been schooled on what their instructor has identified as the six stages of leadership. But lest the curriculum become too theoretical, this week they were paid a visit by a flesh-and-blood public official. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa strolled in a few minutes after class began, accompanied by a swirl of aides.
OPINION
July 23, 2011 | Patt Morrison
The last time there was nobody by the name of Hahn in L.A. politics, there was a man by the name of Truman in the White House. Now Janice Hahn moves her political game from the Los Angeles City Council to a place down the road from the executive mansion: Congress. Daughter of legendary county Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, sister of former Mayor James Hahn, the Democrat won the special election to replace Jane Harman in the coastal/South Bay 36th Congressional District. I talked to her en route from the airport into Washington, less than 48 hours before her swearing-in.
OPINION
November 1, 2009 | Robert Greene, Robert Greene is a Times editorial writer.
The second and final terms of City Controller Laura Chick and City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo ended in July, and now, with the departure of Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton, so does the second and final term of Mayor James K. Hahn. Hahn? Wait a minute, you say. He had no second term. He's been gone from City Hall for four years, soundly defeated by Antonio Villaraigosa in their second mayoral showdown. Voters thought they were making a clean break when they rejected Hahn in 2005.
BUSINESS
May 13, 2009 | Marc Lifsher and David Zahniser
A San Marino businessman with long-standing connections to Los Angeles City Hall has pleaded guilty to criminal securities fraud as part of a probe of alleged pay-to-play corruption at a New York state government pension fund, prosecutors said Tuesday. Julio Ramirez Jr., a former employee of Wetherly Capital Group, a Los Angeles investment marketing firm, allegedly gave kickbacks to a top political advisor of former New York Controller Alan Hevesi.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY
City Atty. James Hahn announced Tuesday that he has endorsed Alex Padilla for the northeast San Fernando Valley's 7th Los Angeles City Council District seat. "I've seen firsthand Alex's work as a building and safety commissioner," Hahn said. "He worked with us on shutting down crack houses in our residential neighborhoods and forcing slumlords to clean up their act."
SPORTS
November 30, 2001 | Sam Farmer
NFL executive Roger Goodell, the league's point man on stadium and franchise issues, will be in Los Angeles today on personal business and plans to meet informally with Mayor James Hahn. "Our office had a good relationship with Mayor [Richard] Riordan, and this is just an opportunity to meet the new mayor," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Thursday. L.A., the nation's second-largest TV market, has not had an NFL team since the Raiders and Rams left in 1995.
BUSINESS
March 2, 2006 | Roger Vincent, Times Staff Writer
James K. Hahn has found a new calling: real estate entrepreneur. The former Los Angeles mayor plans to use his political experience and connections in a new post as chief executive of a planned $800-million fund intended to help create affordable housing and other developments around transportation hubs such as rail stations. The fund is being launched by Chadwick Saylor & Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2005 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa passed over the city's top port executives Wednesday to nominate an outsider to head the nation's largest seaport, calling it "a new day for the Port of Los Angeles." Villaraigosa named Geraldine Knatz, managing director of development at the Port of Long Beach -- the Los Angeles port's biggest rival -- to oversee the sprawling San Pedro seaport with 58 berths and a budget of $693.5 million.
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