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  • Leon Panetta's 'Worthy Fights' critiques Obama's policies

    Leon Panetta's 'Worthy Fights' critiques Obama's policies
    As a young Republican in 1969, Leon Panetta joined the Nixon administration as the director of the Office of Civil Rights. Panetta worked to integrate Southern schools, but after discovering that Richard Nixon's White House was trying to delay integration, Panetta resigned. He wrote a 1971 memoir, "Bring Us Together: The Nixon Team and the Civil Rights Retreat," which savaged the administration. Nixon said that Panetta's book was a "case history on how to screw the White House."
  • The Only Scheduled 2014 California Gubernatorial Debate Announced for Thursday, September 4, at 7pm

      KQED, Los Angeles Times, Telemundo52 and The California Channel will organize and broadcast the debate between Democrat Governor Jerry Brown and Republican challenger Neel Kashkari KQED, the Los Angeles Times, Telemundo52 and The California...

    Newton: Failing our children, in and out of court

    Newton: Failing our children, in and out of court
    Over the years, Judge Michael Nash, who supervises the Los Angeles Juvenile Court, has been tough and persistent. Bucking a long-standing tradition of secrecy, he opened courtrooms in Dependency Court, where the futures of young people in foster care...

    Newton: The city that could be

    Newton: The city that could be
    Over the last couple of weeks, I've spent considerable time with the leading candidates for mayor, asking them about their approach to governance, watching them campaign and trying to get a feel for what distinguishes each from the others. Specifically,...

    Glendale councilman on MTA seat: 'My future in local politics, really, could come down to this'

    Glendale councilman on MTA seat: 'My future in local politics, really, could come down to this'
    The transportation future of this region rests, in no small measure, with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. And that body's board is about to change. In part, that is because Los Angeles will be getting a new mayor. That mayor will sit on the...