Richard Riordan

former Mayor of Los Angeles

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Businessman and philanthropist; head of the Riordan Foundation, which focuses on placing technology in schools and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Inner City Education Foundation (ICEF) public schools; former Mayor of Los Angeles (1993-2001); former Secretary of Education for the State of California (2003-2005)

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Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan remembers the Northridge Earthquake and considers his legacy in his new memoir,  The Mayor : How I Turned Around Los Angeles After Riots, an…

Richard Riordan Memoir

Former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan remembers the Northridge Earthquake and considers his legacy in his new memoir, The Mayor : How I Turned Around Los Angeles After Riots, an…

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Los Angeles City unions are claiming victory tonight since, earlier today, former Mayor Richard Riordan suddenly  gave up on his plan  to put a roll-back of pensions for city workers…

Riordan Suspends Effort for Pension-Cutting Ballot Measure

Los Angeles City unions are claiming victory tonight since, earlier today, former Mayor Richard Riordan suddenly gave up on his plan to put a roll-back of pensions for city workers…

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South Los Angeles will be more connected -- quite literally — when the new Expo Line opens to much fanfare this coming weekend.

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South Los Angeles will be more connected -- quite literally — when the new Expo Line opens to much fanfare this coming weekend.

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