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  • 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...
  • Ron Kaye: The political system only serves itself

    Drive down any main street and it is hard not to notice all the empty shops, the “Going Out Of Business” and “For Lease” signs, the proliferation of 99-cent and dollar stores. Book stores and record shops have largely disappeared....
  • Gatto says frustration led to his comments

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) said Friday he regrets comments he made earlier in the week equating state Controller John Chiang’s decision to freeze lawmakers’ pay during the ongoing budget stalemate to creating a “Banana...
  • Ron Kaye: False ideologies, phony principles

    Independence Day seems a fitting time to take stock of how we’re doing as a nation. It’s hard not to wonder what would have happened if the cast of characters we have sent to Washington to lead us today had been present in Philadelphia in...
  • Local firm named on jihadist site

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Friday sought to allay concerns that a local aviation firm might be the target of Al Qaeda. Schiff said the FBI confirmed that Pasadena’s AeroVironment Inc., which makes the unmanned drone planes used by the U.S....
  • Legislators send in their bills

    Local representatives turned in a lot of paperwork leading up to the Feb. 18 deadline for California lawmakers to submit legislation for the 2011-12 session. The four lawmakers who represent all or parts of Glendale, Burbank and La Cañada Flintridge...
  • Rallying from the right

    This year's November election kicked off a hard-hitting town hall discussion Sunday night by conservative radio talk show hosts on issues ranging from the "tea party" movement to California's business environment. About 1,300 people attended 870 AM KRLA...
  • Schiff, Sherman transfer funds

    Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) have given nearly $1 million in combined donations to their colleagues during a fundraising cycle in which Republican challengers are poised to make significant gains. Both incumbent...