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October 20, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
In his bid for a second term, Mayor James K. Hahn received the endorsement Tuesday of local ironworkers. In a statement released by the Hahn campaign, Robbie Hunter, president of Local 433 of the International Assn. of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Ironworkers, said the group supports the mayor for offering apprenticeships and job opportunities to young people from working-class families.
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May 29, 2010 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
Since taking office in 2005, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has sat courtside next to movie mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg at three Lakers games at Staples Center. He has cheered alongside Tommy Lasorda and Dodgers owner Frank McCourt in the owner's box at Dodger Stadium. Rarely has he missed an awards show: the Academy Awards, the Grammys, the Emmys and the BET Awards —anywhere there was a red carpet in Los Angeles, odds were Villaraigosa was photographed standing on it. It's no surprise that the mayor attends many of the city's premier sporting and cultural events.
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BUSINESS
October 19, 2003
It's heartening to know that I'm not the only one who views Mayor James K. Hahn's plan for Los Angeles International Airport with incredulity ("Mayor Hahn's Plan for LAX Looks Like a Pain in the Valise," Golden State, Oct. 13). However, Michael Hiltzik never mentioned the word that repeatedly comes to my mind when I hear about this plan: idiotic. John Machtinger Santa Monica
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.
OPINION
August 31, 2004
Good for the Airport Land Use Commission, whose recent ruling will force Mayor James K. Hahn to get a two-thirds vote to approve his Los Angeles International Airport improvement plan (Aug. 26). I support the mayor's plan and trust he can get the required vote. The point is that any project so controversial and so expensive should not go forward without a clear consensus of the citizens as represented by the City Council. Jeff Warner La Habra Heights
NEWS
December 17, 2005
Union contracts -- Articles in the California section on Wednesday and Dec. 5 about a contract dispute at Los Angeles City Hall said a lucrative pay package awarded to members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 18, was negotiated by former Mayor James K. Hahn. Articles on Dec. 7, Nov. 23 and Aug. 3 described the contract as having been negotiated by Hahn's administration. The contract was negotiated while Hahn was mayor, but the negotiations were conducted by the city's administrative officer, who reports to the mayor and the City Council.
OPINION
May 7, 2005
Re "Rivals Traffic in Ideas for Relieving Congestion," May 2: I commend The Times for providing an examination of the two Los Angeles mayoral candidates' perspectives on key transportation issues. Undecided voters may also find helpful the responses by Mayor James K. Hahn and Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa to questionnaires on regional transportation issues prepared by the nonprofit community group Southern California Transit Advocates and posted on socata.net, the group's website.
OPINION
April 16, 2005
Re "L.A. Out of the Picture as Stars Back Candidates," April 11: The Times got only part of the story. Although celebrities are drawn to national issues, the business of making movies, television programs and commercials relies on Los Angeles and its elected officials to maintain pro-filming policies. And we appreciate their efforts on behalf of our industry. The Motion Picture Assn. of America (Disney, Fox, MGM, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros.) works with its allies -- including the Screen Actors Guild, the Directors Guild of America, other guilds and unions, the commercial industry and related groups -- to build and maintain relationships with city leaders.
OPINION
February 25, 2009
Re "Reelect Villaraigosa," editorial, Feb. 21 Did I miss something? I read The Times' endorsement of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa twice to try to get your point. The accomplishments The Times desperately touts are the least we expect from a mayor. Keeping a good police chief and replacing a fire chief are not noteworthy but rather typical and expected. The billions-of-dollars "subway to the sea" makes you wonder if there is any modern thinking at City Hall at all. Los Angeles needs and deserves better.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 2010 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
Since taking office in 2005, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has sat courtside next to movie mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg at three Lakers games at Staples Center. He has cheered alongside Tommy Lasorda and Dodgers owner Frank McCourt in the owner's box at Dodger Stadium. Rarely has he missed an awards show: the Academy Awards, the Grammys, the Emmys and the BET Awards —anywhere there was a red carpet in Los Angeles, odds were Villaraigosa was photographed standing on it. It's no surprise that the mayor attends many of the city's premier sporting and cultural events.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2009 | David Zahniser
Officials at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power plan to give a consulting contract to the agency's outgoing general manager that would pay him the same salary he earned as its top executive. Days after he resigned, H. David Nahai is slated to receive nearly $6,300 per week as a consultant to the utility. The DWP commission, whose five members are appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, is scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss the plan. DWP commission President Lee Kanon Alpert said he asked Nahai to stay on as a consultant for the rest of the year.
OPINION
February 25, 2009
Re "Reelect Villaraigosa," editorial, Feb. 21 Did I miss something? I read The Times' endorsement of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa twice to try to get your point. The accomplishments The Times desperately touts are the least we expect from a mayor. Keeping a good police chief and replacing a fire chief are not noteworthy but rather typical and expected. The billions-of-dollars "subway to the sea" makes you wonder if there is any modern thinking at City Hall at all. Los Angeles needs and deserves better.
NEWS
December 17, 2005
Union contracts -- Articles in the California section on Wednesday and Dec. 5 about a contract dispute at Los Angeles City Hall said a lucrative pay package awarded to members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 18, was negotiated by former Mayor James K. Hahn. Articles on Dec. 7, Nov. 23 and Aug. 3 described the contract as having been negotiated by Hahn's administration. The contract was negotiated while Hahn was mayor, but the negotiations were conducted by the city's administrative officer, who reports to the mayor and the City Council.
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
May 13, 2005 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
Mayor James K. Hahn's latest TV ad packs four criticisms of opponent Antonio Villaraigosa into 15 seconds, including a mention of an issue Hahn raised four years ago: his foe's efforts to win clemency for a convicted drug dealer. The Villaraigosa camp responded Thursday with an ad that says Hahn "smeared" Villaraigosa in the 2001 mayoral election, adding: "Now he's at it again."
OPINION
May 7, 2005
Re "Rivals Traffic in Ideas for Relieving Congestion," May 2: I commend The Times for providing an examination of the two Los Angeles mayoral candidates' perspectives on key transportation issues. Undecided voters may also find helpful the responses by Mayor James K. Hahn and Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa to questionnaires on regional transportation issues prepared by the nonprofit community group Southern California Transit Advocates and posted on socata.net, the group's website.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2003 | Peter Nicholas, Times Staff Writer
In what is becoming as much of a ritual as a thunderous dunk from Shaquille O'Neal, Mayor James K. Hahn is offering a little wager for the Western Conference semifinals between the Lakers and the Spurs: a case of home-grown wine from, fittingly, the San Antonio Winery. Hahn made his offer hours before tip-off Monday, without waiting to see what his San Antonio counterpart, Ed Garza, might put up in return.
OPINION
April 10, 2002
The Los Angeles Police Commission's decisive 4-1 decision to deny Chief Bernard C. Parks a second five-year term is expected to mean the end of Parks' enduring 37-year career with the Police Department. Parks has put up a mighty fight, masterfully fought--he's a much better politician than his foe, Mayor James K. Hahn--but he unsurprisingly failed to get the support he needed from the mayor-appointed commission. Now what? The tenacious chief has said he will pursue his next option: appealing to the City Council and hoping he can find support to overturn the commission's decision.
OPINION
April 16, 2005
Re "L.A. Out of the Picture as Stars Back Candidates," April 11: The Times got only part of the story. Although celebrities are drawn to national issues, the business of making movies, television programs and commercials relies on Los Angeles and its elected officials to maintain pro-filming policies. And we appreciate their efforts on behalf of our industry. The Motion Picture Assn. of America (Disney, Fox, MGM, Paramount, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros.) works with its allies -- including the Screen Actors Guild, the Directors Guild of America, other guilds and unions, the commercial industry and related groups -- to build and maintain relationships with city leaders.
OPINION
February 17, 2005
In the Sunday Opinion section last month, a guest writer laid the inability of many Los Angeles voters to name their mayor -- let alone care whether he is reelected -- squarely on this paper's shoulders. The Times, opined online columnist Mickey Kaus, is too serious about covering local politics. If only the paper gossiped more about Mayor James K.
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