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  • Andre Pineda dies at 46; pollster aided top Democrats

    Andre Pineda dies at 46; pollster aided top Democrats
    Andre Pineda, a Democratic pollster and expert on the burgeoning clout of Latino voters, died this week. He was 46. He died Tuesday after jumping off Pasadena's Colorado Street Bridge. Pineda, a native of South Pasadena, built an international...
  • 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...
  • Bail set for Burbank campaign treasurer arrested on fraud charge

    Kinde Durkee, the campaign treasurer for many prominent California Democrats whose arrest last week on a federal fraud charge rocked the political world, was slated to be released Friday on $200,000 bond. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jay C. Gandhi ordered...
  • In Theory: Could same-sex marriage become legal?

    Q. A recent Gallup poll has revealed that, for the first time, a majority of Americans support gay marriage. According to the figures, 53% of Americans say they believe same-sex marriage should be recognized by the law as valid; in 1996, the figure was...
  • Carlos Moorhead, longtime congressional representative, dies at 89

    Carlos Moorhead, longtime congressional representative, dies at 89
    Former Rep. Carlos Moorhead — whose 24 years in Congress representing the tri-city area earned him the title of dean of the California Republican Congressional delegation — has died. He was 89. Moorhead represented Burbank, Glendale and...
  • Chris Holden, other local Assembly candidates rack up endorsements

    The Thanksgiving holiday didn’t slow the pace for state Assembly candidates seeking supporters. Pasadena City Councilman Chris Holden, a Democrat who is running for the newly drawn 41st District, scored backing from the California League of...
  • Portantino sets sights on Liu's senate seat

    Portantino sets sights on Liu's senate seat
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La CaƱada Flintridge) — faced with being termed out of office next year — is seeking the endorsements of two local Democratic organizations for a run at state Sen. Carol Liu’s seat in a newly redrawn...