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  • Central Valley congressional race draws another candidate

    Chamber of commerce executive John Hernandez, a Democrat, is running for an open congressional district seat in the Central Valley. Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro) collects more endorsements from other elected officials in her contest with Rep. Laura Richardso
  • Food is on the government table

    California Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez told a news conference this morning he will introduce legislation to tax sugar-sweetened beverages to fund efforts to fight childhood obesity. Florez (D-Shafter) says his bill would help curb their “...

    L.A. Councilwoman Janice Hahn to run for lieutenant governor

    Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn announced Tuesday that she is entering the race for California lieutenant governor. The Democrat, daughter of the late Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn and sister of former L.A. Mayor James K. Hahn,...

    Democrats would do right to do right by Abel Maldonado

    Democrats would do right to do right by Abel Maldonado
    Within a few weeks, the embattled and belittled California Legislature will take one of two actions: * Approve state Sen. Abel Maldonado's nomination by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to be lieutenant governor because that's the smart and right thing to do....

    California senators consider action on sweetened beverages

    Now that public officials and health authorities have recognized the growing problem of obesity, the question is what to do about it. Today, over several hours, California legislators heard testimony about sugar-sweetened soft drinks as they consider...