| 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...
| Feb 5, 2012
On the day the redevelopment money machine died, the opening scene of “Saving Private Ryan” came to the mind of Glendale’s new city manager, Scott Ochoa. It was the scene where medics are frantically trying to stop the bleeding of a...
| 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...
| Feb 12, 2012
Though running unopposed in an Assembly district redrawn last year to connect La Cañada Flintridge with Glendale and Burbank, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) has raised more than $480,000, records show, much of it from Fortune 500 companies, unions...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 8:25 AM
Rep Howard L. Bermancalled the decision of the 30th Congressional District caucus not to endorse a candidate at the California Democrats State Convention "just and appropriate" as he and fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman of Sherman Oaks fight for the...
| May 20, 2012
Mail-in voting for the general election two weeks from now already is under way with reforms in place — open primaries and the end of gerrymandered legislative districts — that are supposed to end the stalemate in Sacramento.
The odds of...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 8:06 AM
Ventura County Supervisor Steve Bennett’s decision a week ago to drop out of the race for an open congressional seat did more than disappoint those who liked his chances. His announcement at the California Democratic Party’s convention also...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 4:34 PM
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.
| Oct 10, 2012
| 5:50 PM
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...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 2:53 PM
Local elected officials celebrated the 20th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia Sunday.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, Glendale Mayor Laura Friedman and council members Frank Quintero and Ara Najarian...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 8:00 AM
A suspected embezzlement scheme that has ensnared hundreds of campaign accounts of Democrats has sent candidates scrambling for new cash as they prepare for an election season that could reshape California's political landscape.
Just when they need to...