| Dec 31, 2011
| 5:39 PM
Local lawmakers plan to tackle a variety of issues in 2012, not the least of which may be campaigning for re-election.
Prominent U.S. Congressional Reps. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and Howard Berman (D-Valley Village) will be facing off against each...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 7:46 AM
Michael Dukakis, the former Massachusetts governor who was the 1988 Democratic nominee for president, is lending a hand to Rep. Brad Sherman, who is locked in a fierce battle for the same newly drawn San Fernando Valley congressional district seat as...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 6:28 PM
The potential for sweeping change among the region’s political districts was brought into sharp focus Friday with the release of preliminary redistricting maps by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.
Among the changes proposed in the...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 5:46 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and other advocates for a congressional resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide are taking a new tack this year, seeking both a genocide recognition vote and approval of a measure condemning religious discrimination...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 6:26 AM
Organized labor is divided when it comes to having to choose between two of its longtime allies, Democratic Reps. Brad Sherman and Howard Berman, who are competing for the same newly drawn San Fernando Valley congressional district seat.
| Jul 22, 2011
| 5:14 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) received a $1,000 political contribution from the American subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., according to the latest information from the Federal Election Commission.
The contribution in March came from the...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 8:09 AM
Rep. Howard Berman (D-Van Nuys) has introduced a bill that would force the Federal Aviation Administration to where and how low helicopters can fly, especially when over residential neighborhoods.
Berman's office cited long-running complaints from...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 12:09 PM
State Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) might have to move if he wants to make a run for U.S. Congress, according to final drafts of voter redistricting maps released Thursday.
Portantino, who will be termed out in the state...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 7:45 AM
A Republican candidate excluded from a Jewish Journal forum has filed a complaint with the IRS alleging that the nonprofit publication is improperly engaging in political advocacy.
An attorney for writer Susan Shelley, one of two Republicans in the...
| 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...
| Jan 22, 2012
An appellate court dismissed an appeal last week by a Burbank employee who was ordered in October 2010 to stay at least 10 yards away from a former aide for Assemblyman Mike Gatto, ruling that the one-year restraining order had expired and the appeal...