| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:49 AM
The Obama administration, which has been urging California to push through growing opposition to its bullet train project, asked Congress on Monday for nearly $35 billion in passenger rail funding over the next five years.
The request in its fiscal...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 6:38 PM
The Red White and Blue Fund, a "super PAC" backing the presidential bid of Republican Rick Santorum, paid more than half a million dollars last month to a newly formed direct mail firm.
The owner of that company?
None other than Nick Ryan, a former...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 12:07 PM
A bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) would take the power of the road for renewable energy.
The bill, one of many the Gov. Jerry Brown is wading through in the wake of the legislative recess, would require the California Energy Commission...
| 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...
| May 23, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Unable to get their "Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act" off the ground, the bill’s sponsors are implementing a Plan B to nudge federal officials, at the very least, to study ways to address neighborhood complaints about...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 10:00 AM
The trial of six Italian seismologists and a government official for manslaughter due to their failure to provide warnings of a devastating earthquake after a series of smaller ones has sent a tremor throughout the world’s scientific and political...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Every state and federal official whose district includes La Caņada Flintridge is a Democrat, but local Republicans are hoping to get one of their own in the State Assembly after Tuesday's election.
Ernest Koppen, president of the La Caņada Flintridge...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 12:28 AM
Californians approved a change to term limits for state lawmakers, but a measure to raise tobacco taxes for the first time in nearly two decades was in trouble, voting returns showed late Tuesday.
In Southern California contests, the nonpartisan race for...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 3:42 PM
Familiar faces topped the polls in Tuesday’s primary for offices in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.
Incumbent Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), state Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Caņada Flintridge) and Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) all received the...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 10:28 AM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) today released a statement supporting the appointment of two top federal prosecutors to investigate recent leaks of classified intelligence that prompted several high-profile news stories.
Schiff – himself a former...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 3:28 PM
Religion pervades government in America. It's evident in the debates on abortion, religious freedom, gay rights and a host of other topics. But now a Christian leader is arguing that religion needs to be inserted into the one area where it isn't...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 2:01 PM
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...