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October 20, 1993 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan announced Tuesday that he will bring another seasoned City Hall veteran into his inner circle--appointing lobbyist and former City Council aide Robin M. Kramer as deputy mayor for communications and community affairs. Kramer will replace Jadine Nielsen, who resigned last week as one of Riordan's five deputies.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa tapped a group of Los Angeles City Hall veterans Friday for his senior staff, naming Robin M. Kramer as his chief of staff, a job she held under Mayor Richard Riordan. Kramer, who has been heading Villaraigosa's transition team, will oversee a staff that includes Marcus Allen and Jimmy Blackman as deputy chiefs of staff. Allen is the top deputy to City Controller Laura Chick, and Blackman is chief of staff for Villaraigosa's council office.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1994 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Hall is a sensitive world, where personalities and policies often collide and etiquette is as important as the fine print. Robin Kramer, one of five top deputies reporting to Mayor Richard Riordan, knows that. Her job is to teach the mayor and his high-powered staff about this nebulous side of governance--the art of getting along. She has her hands full. The policies the office is pushing are controversial ones. Competing factions are developing among the mayoral staff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1998 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Richard Riordan's chief of staff, Robin Kramer, is preparing to leave her post, a move that will strip Riordan of the political and administrative glue that has often held his administration together. The departure of one of City Hall's most respected insiders will cap an exodus by mayoral aides in recent months. Since being sworn in for his second term, Riordan has lost five senior staff members. But Kramer's loss will be by far the most difficult for the mayor to weather.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1995 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
William G. Ouchi, the acclaimed UCLA management professor who became business-oriented Mayor Richard Riordan's chief of staff, will leave Friday to return to his university duties, the mayor's office said Wednesday. Deputy Mayor Robin Kramer, a former council aide and lobbyist with a reputation for strong people skills, will take over the job of the sometimes controversial Ouchi, effective Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1998 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Richard Riordan's chief of staff, Robin Kramer, is preparing to leave her post, a move that will strip Riordan of the political and administrative glue that has often held his administration together. The departure of one of City Hall's most respected insiders will cap an exodus by mayoral aides in recent months. Since being sworn in for his second term, Riordan has lost five senior staff members. But Kramer's loss will be by far the most difficult for the mayor to weather.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa tapped a group of Los Angeles City Hall veterans Friday for his senior staff, naming Robin M. Kramer as his chief of staff, a job she held under Mayor Richard Riordan. Kramer, who has been heading Villaraigosa's transition team, will oversee a staff that includes Marcus Allen and Jimmy Blackman as deputy chiefs of staff. Allen is the top deputy to City Controller Laura Chick, and Blackman is chief of staff for Villaraigosa's council office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1996 | KENNETH REICH and DOUG SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The adoption of new insurance rates that would vary vastly across the state and be especially costly to most San Fernando Valley homeowners met a wave of angry reaction Friday from the halls of the Capitol to the streets of Northridge. Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's office called the rates "unfair" in an angry letter to Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush, and urged changes in the rate structure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1996 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He named a couple of new deputy mayors, added an education advisor--believed to be the first for any Los Angeles mayor--and put one of his most seasoned insiders in charge of dealing with the City Council. Mayor Richard Riordan's staff reshuffling late last month--the latest of periodic shake-ups during the businessman-turned-politician's 3 1/2 years in office--drew its share of skeptics and detractors.
NEWS
October 20, 1993 | JAMES BORNEMEIER and JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's ambitious plan to divert airport revenue to hire more city police officers has stalled amid staunch congressional disapproval. In fact, rather than making headway in easing federal laws regulating the use of airport funds, Los Angeles faces the prospect of even tougher regulations to come.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1995 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
William G. Ouchi, the acclaimed UCLA management professor who became business-oriented Mayor Richard Riordan's chief of staff, will leave Friday to return to his university duties, the mayor's office said Wednesday. Deputy Mayor Robin Kramer, a former council aide and lobbyist with a reputation for strong people skills, will take over the job of the sometimes controversial Ouchi, effective Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1994 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
City Hall is a sensitive world, where personalities and policies often collide and etiquette is as important as the fine print. Robin Kramer, one of five top deputies reporting to Mayor Richard Riordan, knows that. Her job is to teach the mayor and his high-powered staff about this nebulous side of governance--the art of getting along. She has her hands full. The policies the office is pushing are controversial ones. Competing factions are developing among the mayoral staff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1993 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan announced Tuesday that he will bring another seasoned City Hall veteran into his inner circle--appointing lobbyist and former City Council aide Robin M. Kramer as deputy mayor for communications and community affairs. Kramer will replace Jadine Nielsen, who resigned last week as one of Riordan's five deputies.
NEWS
October 12, 1996 | KENNETH REICH DOUG SMITH and JOHN GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The adoption of new insurance rates that would vary vastly across the state and be especially costly to most San Fernando Valley homeowners met a wave of angry reaction Friday from the halls of the Capitol to the streets of Northridge. Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's office called the rates "unfair" in an angry letter to Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush, and urged changes in the rate structure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2005 | Jim Newton, Times Staff Writer
Over the past four decades, Los Angeles has grown from a sprawling suburb into a major center of political, economic and cultural activity under the leadership of just four mayors. Of them, two are widely regarded as successes.
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