| Nov 9, 2011
| 7:45 AM
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...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 3:38 PM
It's hard to be a member of the Republican Party in Los Angeles County. However, it's not difficult to get elected — as long as that office is nonpartisan.
No Republican in California holds statewide office, and GOP'ers in Sacramento are so...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 2:36 PM
TAMPA, Fla. – As the Republican National Convention draws to a close, the Democratic National Convention ramps up in Charlotte, North Carolina, 575 miles to the north.
This has been an incredible experience for me. I’ve had an incredible time...
| Sep 2, 2012
In politics, the trajectory of an elected official can depend on not only how they interact with their constituents, but how they get along with their peers.
And perhaps nowhere is that more apparent than the paths taken by two local assemblymen —...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Former California Gov. Gray Davis is a delegate this week to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Barack Obama will tonight accept his party's nomination for a second term. Davis, whose second term in office was cut short...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 3:26 PM
La Cañada Unified School District board of education members are crediting the community for helping spike a state Assembly proposal that would have eliminated student test results as a measure of teacher performance.
Backed by several large teachers...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Anewsie like me needs an angle to lure you into the spider's web of the world he sees, but I wasn't sure I had one Thursday night as I walked out of the South Lake Avenue headquarters of the Pasadena United Democrats, where I had spent the evening among...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 9:53 AM
The road this week to Charlotte, N.C., was paved with misconceptions. At the Democratic National Convention, mine included expectations for a cab on a rainy opening day, as I spent an hour outside my motel with a trio of button salesmen down from New...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 5:36 PM
At last week’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, delegates and office holders confronted a wide range of national and local concerns. Sitting in the hall every night was Rep. Adam Schiff, whose 29th Congressional...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 2:01 PM
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...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 1:30 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 11:33 AM
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...