| May 10, 2012
California's redistricting reforms of 2008 and 2010 took crucial boundary drawing power away from political parties and gave it to an independent commission. The "top two" initiative of 2010 snatched the primaries away from the parties by awarding the...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 4:29 PM
Los Angeles, Calif. (KTLA) As "Carmageddon II" approaches, local leaders are warning helicopter operators to respect the privacy of residents living near the 405 Freeway and not hover too close to homes.
Area officials joined the leader of the Sherman...
| Nov 4, 2012
President: Barack Obama. The president's accomplishments during his first four years — steadying the economy, rescuing the automobile industry and winning passage of measures to stimulate the economy, crack down on financial industry abuses and...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:05 AM
Democrats were within striking distance of a supermajority in the state Senate late Tuesday, and were drawing near in the Assembly as well, moving the party closer to unilateral power to raise taxes.
The potential gains, a result of sweeping changes...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 8:25 AM
Rep Howard L. Bermancalled the decision of the 30th Congressional District caucus not to endorse a candidate at the California Democrats State Convention "just and appropriate" as he and fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman of Sherman Oaks fight for the...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 8:06 AM
Ventura County Supervisor Steve Bennett’s decision a week ago to drop out of the race for an open congressional seat did more than disappoint those who liked his chances. His announcement at the California Democratic Party’s convention also...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 9:52 PM
Brad Sherman holds a significant, but early, lead over fellow Democrat Howard Berman in what has been a bruising internecine battle for the 30th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
With only a few precincts and absentee ballots counted...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:55 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Rep. Howard Berman has conceded to fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman after a bitter fight with his younger House colleague over a San Fernando Valley seat.
In his concession statement, Berman said, "I congratulate Brad. ... I will do...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, July 27. Celestial sightings are going to get a little clearer for Valley dwellers.
The city of Los Angeles is working on replacing streetlamps with LED lights, which are expected to cut down on light pollution....
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:40 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and his fellow Democrats are on the cusp of a coveted supermajority in both the Assembly and Senate, giving them the rare power to raise taxes without any Republican support.
No single party has held such a supermajority in...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 6:12 AM
WASHINGTON -- Republicans held on to their House majority in Tuesday's election, leaving Democrats well short of the net gain of 25 seats they needed to take control.
"The American people have once again given the House of Representatives to Republicans,...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 12:58 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Asking voters to slap a $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund cancer research seemed like a cinch in health-crazy California, where lighting up already is banned in bars, public buildings and on many of its golden beaches.
But the tobacco...