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  • Will the state Senate vote today to stop bullet train in its tracks?

    After nearly two decades of debate, the decision to move ahead on the California high-speed rail project will come down to a state Senate vote this afternoon that could be decided by one or two members. The Senate will have to accept an $8 billion...
  • 'Thank God' for high-speed rail funding, Gov. Jerry Brown says

    'Thank God' for high-speed rail funding, Gov. Jerry Brown says
    "It's a jobs creator, and thank God we got it," Gov. Jerry Brown said of funding for high speed rail, narrowly approved by the Legislature last week. He and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood were at the Port of Oakland on Monday to take a victory...
  • Think Again: California incumbents face a new challenge

    It’s going to be a fun-filled year ahead as we try to figure out where we are going as a country, as a state and as local communities. If we’ve seen any lesson thus far, even with the early Iowa Republican Caucus, every vote counts. In Iowa,...
  • Candidate departs Assembly race

    Democrat Chahe Keuroghelian on Monday ended his candidacy for state Assembly, setting up a face-off between two candidates to represent Glendale, Burbank and parts of Los Angeles in a Nov. 2 election. Keuroghelian, an Armenian-language television host...
  • Ballots sent with error

    Los Angeles County election officials on Tuesday acknowledged sending vote-by-mail guides to as many as 1,100 Democrats that erroneously listed candidates for the 43rd Assembly District in the same space as votes for or against a controversial parcel tax....
  • Mailbag: Gordon strives for city transparency

    When will the City Council get it? We keep electing David Gordon because he is our watchdog on people and happenings in Burbank ("Reinke named new mayor," May 5). He appears to be the only one trying to keep us open, above board and honest. The recent...
  • An eventful term for senator

    For nearly all of state Sen. Carol Liu's term in office, she has had to deliver bad news to officials in Glendale and Burbank. Trouble began shortly after Liu's election in 2008, when the national economy went south. California state officials worked...
  • Candidates prepare for vote

    After months of campaigning and a contentious primary election, Democrat Mike Gatto and Republican Sunder Ramani will face off in a special election Tuesday for the 43rd Assembly District. The winner will serve the district, which represents Glendale,...
  • Portantino and Robinson gear up for 2016 state Senate race

    Portantino and Robinson gear up for 2016 state Senate race
    A former assemblyman and a Pasadena councilwoman have announced plans to run for a state Senate seat in the 25th district currently held by Carol Liu (D-La Ca├▒ada Flintridge). The seat will open up in 2016 when Liu must leave office due to term limits....
  • Ron Kaye: The Gatto plot thickens

    The clumsy statements by Assemblyman Mike Gatto's political team denying that he ran a slate of delegates for the 43rd Assembly District's seats at the state Democratic Party convention — and that challengers were threatened and intimidated —...
  • The martial art of subduing special interests

    Passing a major reform in Sacramento has the same odds as a novice knocking out the champ at a martial-arts competition. This is particularly true when it comes to reforming ballot-box budgeting. I’ve introduced eight measures on this topic over the...
  • Ron Kaye: Ouster speaks of modern politics

    The way that Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich and the cabalists of the San Gabriel Valley cities treated Glendale Councilman Ara Najarian over his Metropolitan Transportation Authority board appointment because he opposes the 710 Freeway...