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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2001 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During his campaign for mayor of Los Angeles, James K. Hahn boasted that his two decades of experience in City Hall would allow him to hit the ground running if he were elected to head the second-largest city in the country. "I don't think it's the kind of job for on-the-job training," he declared.
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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 3, 2001
* Born: July 3, 1950, Los Angeles * Raised: Los Angeles' Crenshaw district * Education: Lutheran High School, Pepperdine College, Pepperdine Law School * Family: Married wife Monica in 1984. Children Karina, 12, and Jackson, 8. Sister Janice Hahn.
OPINION
November 5, 2009 | By Robin Kramer
Robert Greene's Nov. 1 Op-Ed article, "The real Villaraigosa era begins now," in which he portrays Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's first term as largely a continuation of his predecessor James K. Hahn's policies and offers prognostications regarding his second term, was strange and strained. And wrong. As every serious student of modern cities -- and of Los Angeles history -- knows, the aspiration for safer neighborhoods, improved mobility and public transit, and the development of jobs and affordable housing must be staples of focus for municipal leadership.
NEWS
June 7, 2001 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Odd, perhaps, for a city famed as the world's glitter capitol, but mayor-elect James Kenneth Hahn is nothing fancy. And proud of it. With a public persona that might be described as "dare to be dull," the tall, 50-year-old city attorney who first leveraged his father's unmatched political legacy into high elective office two decades ago sums up his strength with a plain utterance. "I'm real," he said during a cheerful election day lunch with aides and supporters. "People like that."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2004 | Mary McNamara, Times Staff Writer
If Jackson Hahn stood out among his fellow graduating fifth-graders at South Shores School for the Visual and Performing Arts Magnet, it had much more to do with his tie than his father. It was pink and, worn with a black shirt and suit, it made quite a statement. "Did you see Jackson's tie?" said one girl to another as they stood shivering slightly in their gauzy summer dresses under a chilly gray San Pedro sky. "He's the only boy I know who can wear pink."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1999 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sweeping reaffirmation of the importance of civilian oversight of the Los Angeles Police Department, the city attorney today will tell the city's Police Commission that it has complete authority to order the chief to cooperate with the inspector general on all matters. The issue has been a point of contention in recent months between commission members and Chief Bernard C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2001 | JAMES RAINEY and MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The previously genteel tone of the race for mayor of Los Angeles turned tougher this week, as three of the top contenders suggested they would not appoint Police Chief Bernard C. Parks to a second term and most of the candidates began bashing apparent front-runner James K. Hahn. The new level of hostility came three days after a Times poll showed Parks badly lagging in the public's esteem and Hahn, the city attorney of Los Angeles, leading in the race for mayor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2004 | Jennifer Oldham, Times Staff Writer
El Segundo Mayor Mike Gordon says he will issue an ultimatum to Mayor James K. Hahn today: Revise the massive modernization plan for Los Angeles International Airport or face opposition from a formidable regional coalition that helped kill previous airport expansion plans. To appease Gordon during the 2001 mayoral campaign, Hahn pledged that if elected, he would limit capacity at LAX to 78 million passengers a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy and Noam N. Levey, Times Staff Writers
State Education Secretary and former Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan endorsed Antonio Villaraigosa for mayor Friday, saying the city councilman will bring a new level of energy and vision to fixing the city school system and expanding after-school opportunities for children. On a day when Mayor James K.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2008 | Victoria Kim, Times Staff Writer
Former Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn, testifying at the only trial stemming from "pay to play" allegations that dogged his administration, said Wednesday that he didn't know whether one of his top commissioners was taking bribes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 2007 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
At least it wasn't done in charcoaled shades of gray. A solemn official portrait of a former Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn was unveiled Thursday at City Hall in a ceremony tinged with laughter, if not with color. Hahn is depicted with folded arms and a somewhat aloof expression. He is pictured wearing a black suit, white shirt and pale blue tie, against a green backdrop.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former Mayor James K. Hahn has agreed to pay $5,450 in fines to settle allegations by the executive director of the city Ethics Commission that he violated campaign finance rules in his unsuccessful reelection campaign. Hahn, who lost the 2005 election to Antonio Villaraigosa, conceded that he exceeded the $1,000 limit on individual contributions in seven cases between June 12, 2003, and Nov. 30, 2004, including $2,000 in checks from Crown Realty and Development Inc. and owner Robert A. Flaxman.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
In this year's costly campaign for mayor of Los Angeles, incumbent James K. Hahn and challenger Antonio Villaraigosa each received thousands of dollars in political contributions that violated city limits, according to audits released Thursday by the city Ethics Commission. Villaraigosa, the victor, received $9,250 in excess contributions and Hahn received $11,450.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
With little discussion, the county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to formalize its opposition to Mayor James K. Hahn's $9-billion modernization plan for Los Angeles International Airport. The Los Angeles City Council will begin discussing the plan later this month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Antonio Villaraigosa spent twice as much as incumbent James K. Hahn to win the May runoff election for mayor of Los Angeles, according to the final tally of campaign finances filed Monday. The new mayor spent $5.2 million compared with $2.5 million for Hahn, although Hahn substantially outspent Villaraigosa in the March round of the mayoral election, the campaign reports show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2005 | Noam N. Levey, Times Staff Writer
Former Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn, who lost his bid for a second term to Antonio Villaraigosa in May, has taken a job at a politically connected Los Angeles real estate investment firm. William J. Chadwick, a managing director of Chadwick, Saylor & Co., said Hahn probably would provide legal advice to the firm and help with business development. "It's a little bit of a work in progress," said Chadwick, who praised the former mayor's skill and understated style.
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