| Jun 28, 2012
| 9:00 PM
Among the area's congressional representatives, reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Thursday on President Obama's healthcare overhaul were diametrically opposed, mirroring their respective parties and the dialogue on Capitol Hill.
On one side,...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 7:45 AM
Results are in for an early test of grass-roots party support in the high-decibel clash between Democratic Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman, and the advantage goes to Sherman.
The Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley voted Monday night to...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 6:30 AM
California's proposed bullet train, the nation's largest public infrastructure project, has become the focus of an intense federal funding battle that could undermine its survival, as Republican leaders in Congress attempt to claw back as much as $3.3...
| Nov 30, 2011
Former Rep. Carlos Moorhead — whose 24 years in Congress representing the tri-city area earned him the title of dean of the California Republican Congressional delegation — has died. He was 89.
Moorhead represented Burbank, Glendale and...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 4:53 PM
“A Representative Life” was more than just a slogan for former Congressman Carlos Moorhead — it was his legacy.
That was the central message relayed during Moorhead's memorial service on Saturday, attended by dozens of friends, family...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 7:11 PM
The Republican candidate in the 43rd Assembly District who has touted himself as a “business conservative” extinguished more than $49,000 in credit card debt after he and his wife emerged from Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, court records...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 8:47 AM
Even though Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers failed this week to reach a deal on public worker pensions, the Legislature may be ready to approve billions of dollars in spending on high-speed rail and related projects.
Senate President Pro Tem...
| 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...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 7:45 AM
A Republican candidate excluded from a Jewish Journal forum has filed a complaint with the IRS alleging that the nonprofit publication is improperly engaging in political advocacy.
An attorney for writer Susan Shelley, one of two Republicans in the...
| Jan 1, 2012
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...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 1:08 PM
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...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 6:52 PM
Donors may have saved Glendale’s float entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade from the chopping block due to a budget shortfall, but now its circus elephant design — and how it came to pass — is facing scrutiny.
The City Council on...