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  • Parks and LaBonge, on their way out, are a contrast in styles

    Parks and LaBonge, on their way out, are a contrast in styles
    Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks marked the end of his legislative career miles from City Hall, clutching a jackhammer as it pulverized a broken sidewalk near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parks managed to rip into the city bureaucracy...
  • Donald Trump says cops should be tougher on Chicago crime

    Donald Trump says cops should be tougher on Chicago crime
    Businessman Donald Trump brought his nascent bid for the Republican presidential nomination to town Monday, warning that crime in Chicago is "out of control" and hurting the city's image worldwide. His appearance before the Chicago Tribune Editorial...
  • Top U.S. Senate candidates run quietly, for now

    Top U.S. Senate candidates run quietly, for now
    Watching the U.S. Senate race in California makes you yearn for one of those childhood gizmos that magically makes invisible ink visible. Without one, the race has been hard to see. Kamala Harris has been going about her business as attorney general,...
  • Death penalty, same-sex marriage and air pollution: Supreme Court's most important decisions this term

    Death penalty, same-sex marriage and air pollution: Supreme Court's most important decisions this term
    The Supreme Court has handed down more than two dozen decisions this term on matters involving politics, civil rights, free speech and air pollution. Several of these cases were pending for months, suggesting the justices were sharply split, and indeed...
  • Two deals boosting healthcare to immigrants illegally in U.S. are OKd in Sacramento

    Two deals boosting healthcare to immigrants illegally in U.S. are OKd in Sacramento
    As Gov. Jerry Brown struck a budget deal Tuesday that would offer healthcare to children in the country illegally, Sacramento County supervisors — sitting less than a mile away — also agreed to provide medical care for county residents who...
  • Obama, Clinton mining state's gold, not voters

    Obama, Clinton mining state's gold, not voters
    Last week proved anew just how convincingly California has become the place where politicians go to rich people's homes to talk about the lives of less-fortunate people they rarely meet. President Obama crossed into Southern California airspace on...
  • Labor ponders how hard to punish Democrats who back trade measures

    Labor ponders how hard to punish Democrats who back trade measures
    Organized labor suffered an embarrassing loss in California last month when a defiant Democrat it had targeted for years easily won a state Senate seat over a union-preferred candidate. So it reveled in Friday's victory over President Obama on a trade...
  • Confederate flag represents South no more than Mexico's represents California

    Confederate flag represents South no more than Mexico's represents California
    Imagine the outrage if they started flying the Mexican flag at California's state Capitol. They wouldn't, but you could just hear the rationalization: It's about pride of heritage, culture and ancestry. You know, the same stuff that many southerners...
  • Illegal-immigration opponents say lawmaker barred them from public meeting

    Illegal-immigration opponents say lawmaker barred them from public meeting
    Members of a group that opposes public benefits for immigrants in the country illegally have filed complaints with the state alleging that a lawmaker violated their civil rights by excluding them from a public meeting on the issue. The state...
  • New L.A. Councilman Ryu faces test: keeping his many campaign promises

    New L.A. Councilman Ryu faces test: keeping his many campaign promises
    David Ryu won a coveted spot on the Los Angeles City Council after pledging not to take campaign money from local developers. That promise burnished his reputation as a City Hall outsider — and may have helped him beat opponent Carolyn Ramsay, a...
  • Brown gets cranking on highways and healthcare

    Brown gets cranking on highways and healthcare
    Gov. Jerry Brown finally is kicking it in gear on California highways. For years — going back to his first governorship in the '70s — he annoyingly sat in idle. Now Brown has decided to fill up the tax tank to fuel spending on badly needed...