- Making News: Maria Elena Durazo to Head LA County Federation of Labor
Martin Ludlow formally pleaded guilty today to a felony charge of misusing union funds in his 2003 race for City Council. Ludlow resigned from the Council to become chief of the LA County Federation of Labor when Miguel Contreras died of a heart attack. Late last week, Maria Elena Durazo was named to succeed Ludlow. The widow of Contreras is a powerful union figure in her own right says Harold Meyerson, columnist for the LA Weekly and the Washington Post.
- Reporter's Notebook: Crash Wins Oscar for Best Picture
The surprise winner for Best Picture in last night's Academy Awards was Crash, the film about racism and redemption in Los Angeles. Peter Rainer, past president of the National Association of Film Critics and film critic for the Christian Science Monitor, discusses the film many people in Los Angeles love to hate.
LA County Federation of Labor names Durzao interim leader
Mar--a Elena Durazo's bio, Hotel Workers' Union on
Christopher Arellano's campaign