March 6, 2013 |
If you have the money and the desire, certain parts of the Hollywood Bowl can be renamed after you and your loved ones under a new plan from the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The orchestra received approval from the L.A. County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to pursue a plan that would allow the selling of naming rights for certain sections of the historic outdoor music venue. Money raised from the naming rights would go toward improvements to the Bowl's infrastructure. PHOTOS: Arts and culture in pictures by The Times The orchestra shell and the Bowl itself will not be renamed.
September 4, 2012 |
Perhaps more than any other local politician, Zev Yaroslavsky has made the arts a priority - not just as an agenda item for meetings of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, but as a personal passion. A lifelong fan of the performing arts, he can be regularly seen mingling with crowds at concerts around the city. Next week, Yaroslavsky will put his oratory skills to use as the narrator of Aaron Copland's "A Lincoln Portrait," which will be performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.
August 27, 2012 |
It was more than 20 years ago that I covered my first meeting of the Los Angeles City Council. As I headed to the chambers, a colleague advised me to take special note of two members: Richard Alatorre, he said, understood city politics better than anyone, and the expert on all matters relating to money was Zev Yaroslavsky. Yaroslavsky came to the council in 1975, and by the late '80s was brash enough to run against incumbent Mayor Tom Bradley. Yaroslavsky dropped out of that race a few months before election day in 1989.
August 24, 2012
Zev Yaroslavsky has been a fixture of Los Angeles politics since he was 26 years old, and his decision not to join the campaign for mayor deprives the field - and the electorate - of one of the region's most enduring and respected political figures. It also threatens to narrow the debate over the city's future, as Yaroslavsky, 63, won't be in the campaign to offer his particular vision, which encompasses both the city's physical design and its fiscal health. Among the candidates, City Councilman Eric Garcetti has emerged as a leading proponent of a certain idea of Los Angeles - one that is taller and denser, with high-rise corridors paralleling public transportation.
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August 23, 2012 |
Los Angeles political veteran Zev Yaroslavsky's decision to forgo next year's race for mayor leaves a field dominated by City Hall insiders and heightened anxieties among some civic leaders about whether the remaining contenders will aggressively confront the city's continuing financial crisis. Yaroslavsky, an L.A. County supervisor from the Westside known for his mastery of budgets and blunt speaking style, announced Thursday that he would leave the campaign to a "new generation of leaders" - dashing the hopes of those who looked to him for a candid conversation about the city's budget predicament and a different vision for dealing with it. With Yaroslavsky out, three city elected officials - City Controller Wendy Greuel and council members Eric Garcetti and Jan Perry - lead the pack in the run-up to next March's election.
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July 25, 2012 |
Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky delivered pointed criticism Tuesday of a move to place a measure on the November ballot that would ask voters to extend term limits that now stand to oust four members of the board. Yaroslavsky pointed out that the motion, written by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, could undo a law approved by voters a decade ago that limited supervisors to three terms. "I just think this makes a mockery of us," Yaroslavsky said. The board ended up postponing the issue for a week.