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  • Democrats scramble to replace cash tied to Durkee

    A suspected embezzlement scheme that has ensnared hundreds of campaign accounts of Democrats has sent candidates scrambling for new cash as they prepare for an election season that could reshape California's political landscape. Just when they need to...
  • Ron Kaye: Time to hold them responsible

    The trial of six Italian seismologists and a government official for manslaughter due to their failure to provide warnings of a devastating earthquake after a series of smaller ones has sent a tremor throughout the world’s scientific and political...
  • President Obama headed to Los Angeles fundraiser

    President Obama headed to Los Angeles fundraiser
    Air Force One has just taken off from Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego, taking President Obama to Los Angeles International Airport for a fundraiser in Los Angeles. Obama arrived in San Diego about 1:30 p.m. and after a few moments of...
  • Berman-Sherman battle is one Democrats would rather not have

    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...
  • In wake of Durkee case, ethics agency proposes training to prevent fraud

    The head of the state's ethics agency Friday proposed new measures to prevent fraud in the handling of political funds in response to a federal investigation of Kinde Durkee, who is suspected of embezzling from campaign accounts she controlled. In...
  • Ron Kaye: A spark of life in the conversation

    Born and raised in Glendale, a Boy Scout and a graduate of Flintridge Prep, Joe Briones now calls the streets of downtown Los Angeles his home. Briones, 29, a film student at L.A. City College, is homeless by choice, an organizer of the Occupy Los...
  • Schiff offers support for growing 'Occupy' movement

    Schiff offers support for growing 'Occupy' movement
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) today stepped into the "Occupy Wall Street" fray, calling the growing movement a culmination of "shared frustration" over "reckless decision-making" that led the nation into the current economic morass. In a statement...
  • Ron Kaye: The government credibility gap

    A decade after the great California tax rebellion began with passage of Proposition 13 to stop gouging on property taxes, state Assembly Democrats resorted to the tried and true formula for squeezing more money out of the public. Pick a specific target,...
  • Valley Democratic group backs Brad Sherman in new District 30 race

    Valley Democratic group backs Brad Sherman in new District 30 race
    Results are in for an early test of grass-roots party support in the high-decibel clash between Democratic Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman, and the advantage goes to Sherman. The Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley voted Monday night to...
  • Schiff calls for renewed gun controls in wake of deadly Colorado shooting

    Schiff calls for renewed gun controls in wake of deadly Colorado shooting
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called on Congress Tuesday to renew a federal ban on assault weapons in the wake of the deadly theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., that killed 12 people and wounded 58 others.  While acknowledging that the federal ban, which...
  • Howard Berman to host major Sacramento fundraiser

    Gov. Jerry Brown will headline a cast of top state Democrats at a Sacramento fundraiser Monday for embattled incumbent Rep. Howard Berman. Berman (D-Valley Village) is facing an expensive and increasingly nasty race against fellow Democratic Rep. Brad...
  • L.A. Times endorses Berman in bruising 30th district race

    L.A. Times endorses Berman in bruising 30th district race
    The Democratic slugfest underway in California's 30th Congressional District is the product of two political developments of recent years: the open primary and nonpartisan redistricting. The former means that the two top finishers in the upcoming...