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  • Ron Kaye: Time to restore democracy

    Politically speaking, all bets are off, the rules have changed and everything is up for grabs in 2012. Legislative and congressional districts have been redrawn by a citizen’s commission without the gerrymandering that has contributed so much to...
  • Focus is on November

    With the foregone conclusion now behind us in the 43rd Assembly District race, we now look ahead to the November general election — giving incumbent Democrat Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and his Republican challenger, Glendale Unified school board...
  • Ron Kaye: Taking on the narrow view of business and labor

    Business and labor, so often posturing as antagonists in a life and death struggle for power, have come solidly together in their nostalgia for the good old days when politicians were bought once and stayed bought. Ah, the good old days before term...
  • Burbank Democrats to discuss possible state Assembly district change

    As a state citizens commission moves forward with bringing all of Burbank under one state Assembly district, the city's Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursdayto discuss implications of the change. There will be a discussion about redistricting,...
  • State lawmakers to evaluate high-speed rail in China, site of deadly train crash

    A group of state lawmakers has flown to China to see if California can learn anything from that country about building a high-speed rail system. But the lesson may be about what not to do: the state senators are arriving in a country mourning an accident...
  • California Armenian American Democrats chartered

    After a year and a half of work, the California Armenian American Democrats has received provisional ratification as the first organization chartered by the executive board of the state Democratic Party. Caro Avanessian, interim chairman of the new...
  • Papers sue state to get spending records

    The Los Angeles Times, Times Community News and the Sacramento Bee filed a lawsuit Friday seeking disclosure of state Assembly members' annual budget records in the wake of a dispute between Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La CaƱada Flintridge) and...
  • Rep. Schiff condemns House committee for Holder contempt of Congress vote

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Wednesday condemned a House committee's vote to hold Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena for documents in a gun-tracking case. In a statement released by his office...
  • Sherman is staying put, despite Berman supporter's plea

    Sherman is staying put, despite Berman supporter's plea
    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...
  • Schiff ditches neutrality, endorses Berman in bitter race

    Schiff ditches neutrality, endorses Berman in bitter race
    Rep. Howard Berman (D-Valley Village) racked up a major endorsement in the form of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) in his bruising battle with Rep. Brad Sherman for a newly drawn San Fernando Valley congressional district seat. Schiff's break from...
  • Ron Kaye: It'll be hell to pay when the bills come due

    I don't know about you, but I've been through a lot in my life and I've never seen anything like this — and it isn't at all like seeing an elephant fly. Our elected officials must think we are all “Dumbos” and will somehow go along with...
  • Burbank-based campaign treasurer pleads guilty to fraud charges

    Kinde Durkee, once a go-to campaign treasurer for Democratic candidates in California, pleaded guilty Friday to five counts of mail fraud after an FBI investigation found she pilfered more than $7 million in political funds from at least 50 clients,...