| Aug 25, 2012
| 3:38 PM
It's hard to be a member of the Republican Party in Los Angeles County. However, it's not difficult to get elected — as long as that office is nonpartisan.
No Republican in California holds statewide office, and GOP'ers in Sacramento are so...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 2:36 PM
TAMPA, Fla. – As the Republican National Convention draws to a close, the Democratic National Convention ramps up in Charlotte, North Carolina, 575 miles to the north.
This has been an incredible experience for me. I’ve had an incredible time...
| Sep 2, 2012
In politics, the trajectory of an elected official can depend on not only how they interact with their constituents, but how they get along with their peers.
And perhaps nowhere is that more apparent than the paths taken by two local assemblymen —...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 9:41 AM
First Lady Michelle Obama will touch down in Los Angeles on Tuesday for a two-day visit in which she plans to appear on talk shows and meet with Democratic Party donors.
She is scheduled to sit down Tuesday with Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" and on...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Former California Gov. Gray Davis is a delegate this week to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, where Barack Obama will tonight accept his party's nomination for a second term. Davis, whose second term in office was cut short...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 4:02 PM
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich criticized Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax plan and his recent realignment initiative to release nonviolent inmates from state prisons during an address to the La Cañada Flintridge Republican Club last week....
| Sep 8, 2012
| 3:26 PM
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...
| 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...