Bill Raden is a freelance Los Angeles writer.
When the Finance and Administration Committee of CalPERS, the giant public-sector pension fund, met Wednesday morning in Sacramento, its agenda included a vote on a seemingly innocuous proposal made by California State Treasurer John Chiang to expand its Responsible Contractor Program.READ MORE
A Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar has made an unexpected leap from Central Park’s outdoor Delacorte Theater to the echo chamber of right-wing media.READ MORE
A low-turnout Los Angeles election, which set a new record as the most expensive school board contest in U.S. history, resulted in a 57-43 percent victory margin for an affable defender of “school choice.”READ MORE
A new charter school in affluent Ross Valley marks the latest chapter in California’s education wars.READ MORE