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  • Farewell, Tampa - here comes Charlotte

    Farewell, Tampa - here comes Charlotte
    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...
  • Assemblymen follow divergent paths

    Assemblymen follow divergent paths
    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 —...
  • Ramani-led PAC endorses Gatto

    Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) last week received the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business/California SAFE Trust in his bid for reelection to represent the state Assembly’s 43rd District. “[Gatto] has proven himself a...
  • Assembly remains opaque, even after losing legal battle

    Calls for increased transparency of state Assembly budgets and spending have failed to gain traction at the state capitol this year, even after lawmakers lost a lawsuit requiring that the information be made public. In December 2011 the Los Angeles Times...
  • 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...
  • Q&A with former California Gov. Gray Davis

    Q&A with former California Gov. Gray Davis
    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...
  • 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...
  • Local hospitals largely supportive of Supreme Court decision on healthcare law

    Local hospitals largely supportive of Supreme Court decision on healthcare law
    Local healthcare providers have started to weigh in on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, with one hospital calling it “a victory for patient care.” The court ruled 5-4 today to...
  • 'Obamacare' backed by local hospitals

    'Obamacare' backed by local hospitals
    Local hospitals on Thursday roundly endorsed the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Obama's Affordable Care Act. With the cloud of uncertainty all but wiped away, representatives said the focus would turn to preparing for the future. The...
  • LCUSD, parents lobbied to kill bill

    La Ca├▒ada 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...
  • 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...