| Apr 5, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has written to the leader of the California Senate, calling for the state to adopt legislation that would curb what she calls abusive lawsuits filed by private attorneys against small businesses for minor violations of...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:09 PM
State Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D-Los Angeles) introduced a resolution last week urging the U.S. Congress to pass legislation that would reduce helicopter noise over L.A. County neighborhoods.
The Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act,...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Lawsuits were filed Wednesday by three members of congress and a state senator alleging that campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee stole more than $1 million from political accounts and that the bank they used aided and abetted the scheme.
Following the lead...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Sen. Dianne Feinstein is suing her former treasurer and her campaign’s bank for fraud and breach of contract, alleging that the bank was complicit in a massive fraud case that has rocked the political world.
The suit was filed in Los Angeles County...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 8:45 AM
The head of the state’s ethics agency Friday proposed additional action to prevent fraud in the handling of political funds in response to a federal investigation into embezzlement allegations against campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee.
| Oct 6, 2011
| 8:09 PM
Reporting from Los Angeles and Washington -- Rep. Howard Berman hasn't had to fight for a job since Richard Nixon defeated George McGovern and M*A*S*H made its television debut.
That was 1972, when he won a state Assembly seat in his first race. Now the...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 1:57 PM
More than two years after the devastating Station fire, the U.S. Forest Service has yet to establish guidelines for firefighting night flights over rugged terrain in the Angeles National Forest — frustrating local officials who say the agency is...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 1:26 PM
With the Air Force announcing it no longer needs its fleet of C-27J cargo planes, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), today joined other members of Congress in introducing a new bill to transfer 14 planes to the U.S. Forest Service to fight wildfires.
| Aug 23, 2012
| 6:15 PM
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) toured NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Thursday afternoon, one day after Gov. Jerry Brown visited the La Cañada Flintridge campus.
One of her first questions for scientists was about Mars’ current climate....
| May 23, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Unable to get their "Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act" off the ground, the bill’s sponsors are implementing a Plan B to nudge federal officials, at the very least, to study ways to address neighborhood complaints about...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 12:28 AM
Californians approved a change to term limits for state lawmakers, but a measure to raise tobacco taxes for the first time in nearly two decades was in trouble, voting returns showed late Tuesday.
In Southern California contests, the nonpartisan race for...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 10:28 AM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) today released a statement supporting the appointment of two top federal prosecutors to investigate recent leaks of classified intelligence that prompted several high-profile news stories.
Schiff – himself a former...