| Sep 13, 2011
| 11:04 AM
The Democratic campaign operative arrested on suspicion of stealing campaign funds from her clients may be "the Bernie Madoff of campaign treasurers," Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) told contributors in an email.
Kinde Durkee, a Burbank accountant who...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:48 AM
Rep. Howard Berman has begun running two cable TV campaign ads, the first since the primary election, in his bruising battle with fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman.
Unlike the increasing vitriol spilled on both sides as the two House veterans compete...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Late entries by Republican candidates have made local state Senate and Assembly races competitive for Democratic incumbents.
But if money is the marker for political power, the conservatives face an uphill battle.
State Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 1:33 PM
It's always nice when you can get others to make your points for you, and Rep. Howard Berman has found some help among Washington insider organizations in his election battle with fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman.
Foreign Policy magazine's website has...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 9:07 AM
Three political committees that fought a 2008 ballot measure banning gay marriage in California have agreed to pay $80,000 in fines to the state ethics agency after admitting they violated campaign finance rules.
The fines come less than a month after...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:42 AM
Burbank Unified officials say they, too, may enter the fray as school districts throughout the nation compete for millions in federal aid money.
For the first time, the federal government is allowing individual school districts to apply for the highly...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 3:37 PM
In response to Mark Kellam's article, “Assemblymembers take divergent paths,” Sept. 2, did anyone else notice how Assemblyman Portantino voted “yes” on the state budget this year? He used his “no” vote on last year's...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 8:11 AM
Rep. Howard Berman, gripped in a tough reelection battle with fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman for the same San Fernando Valley congressional district seat, is expected to get endorsements Monday from two prominent Republican U.S. senators.
| Sep 11, 2012
| 3:00 PM
The author of Proposition 8 is vowing to continue his fight for an Assembly seat in the Sacramento suburbs, despite an earlier pledge to drop out if he failed to finish first in the June primary.
Andy Pugno, who drafted the ballot measure banning same-...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 7:48 PM
A lucky caregiver will receive a vacation cruise for two and care for their family member as first prize in a contest offered through a partnership between the Burbank-based Home Instead Senior Care, the Stroke Assn. of Southern California and the Los...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, September 13. A murder suspect who led police on a chase through Echo Park and downtown L.A. Tuesday is a North Hollywood resident.
Ian Schlesinger, 24, was arrested on a warrant for the slaying of former...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Bob Hope Airport will soon be known as Burbank Bob Hope Airport as part of a new summer ad campaign to drive more passengers to the regional airfield during its peak travel time of the year.
The temporary name change comes as officials respond to airline...