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  • County Supervisor Antonovich recalls last Assembly supermajority

    County Supervisor Antonovich recalls last Assembly supermajority
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich knows what Republicans in the state Assembly are feeling right now, staring at the prospect of a session where Democrats have a two-thirds majority. Antonovich was Assembly Republican whip during the...
  • LCUSD, parents lobbied to kill bill

    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...
  • Ron Kaye: Uniting with the 'enemy' camp

    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...
  • Ron Kaye: A question of legislative grease

    There are no angels in politics, at least not for long. Power corrupts, even a little power, even the illusion of a little power can corrupt. That’s why everyone who gets in the political game becomes tainted to one degree or another or they...
  • Misconceptions quashed at Democratic National Convention

    Misconceptions quashed at Democratic National Convention
    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...
  • Q&A from the DNC: Rep. Adam Schiff

    Q&A from the DNC: Rep. Adam Schiff
    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...
  • Ron Kaye: Eyeing the propositions

    With absolute certainty, I am prepared a month before the election to predict the outcome in California: President Obama will carry the nation's largest state and Democrats will maintain dominance in both houses of the state Legislature. Of course...
  • Portantino to La Cañada: Thank you!

    Portantino to La Cañada: Thank you!
    Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) on Wednesday thanked the community for its support as his time in Sacramento comes to an end, and he reflected on his key accomplishments. Two months remain before term limits force Portantino to...
  • 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...
  • Billionaires keep pouring millions into 'super PACs'

    Billionaire political patrons filled the coffers of the presidential "super PACs" last month, spotlighting once again the enormous influence a tiny cadre of wealthy donors is having on the 2012 race. The biggest donations came from casino magnate Sheldon...
  • 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...
  • New district maps signal vast change

    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...