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  • Willis Edwards dies at 66; L.A. civil rights activist

    Willis Edwards dies at 66; L.A. civil rights activist
    Willis Edwards, a civil rights and political activist in Los Angeles' African American community and the former leader of the Beverly Hills-Hollywood branch of the NAACP who was a controversial force behind its entertainment industry Image Awards, has...
  • Diane Watson looks back on a career as a legislator and inspiration

     
    A remarkable L.A. political career comes to an end Wednesday, when, at the age of 77, Diane Watson attends the inauguration of her favored successor to the multiethnic 33rd Congressional District, former Assembly Speaker Karen Bass. Watson won her first.....
  • Parolee arrested on suspicion of making threats against Diane Watson

     
    A South Los Angeles parolee was arrested Friday on suspicion of making a series of phone calls threatening to kill retired U.S. Rep. Diane Watson, authorities said....
  • Ridley-Thomas backs opponent of Parks in South Los Angeles contest, rekindling an old feud

     
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas threw his support behind Los Angeles City Council candidate Forescee Hogan-Rowles at a late afternoon fundraiser in Hancock Park Sunday, calling her “very capable,” “very well-regarded” with...
  • Former Gov. Deukmejian endorses in South Bay Assembly race

     
    Former Gov. George Deukmejian on Wednesday endorsed aerospace engineer Nathan Mintz for a newly drawn state Assembly seat. The Mintz campaign announced the former GOP governor’s backing one day after Republican businessman Craig Huey jumped into the...
  • Congressional Black Caucus backs Laura Richardson in 44th District

     
    Underscoring the racial overtones of an intra-party fight for a new Los Angeles County congressional district, the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday endorsed Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach)....
  • Candidates pick up pace as elections filing nears

     
    As the Dec. 30 official start of next year’s campaign season nears, the pace is picking up for those already seeking seats in the state Legislature, mostly in the Assembly: In the San Fernando Valley’s new 46th District, businesswoman...
  • Diane Watson backs at least two candidates for same Assembly seat

     
    Former Rep. Diane Watson is backing at least two rivals for the same Assembly seat next year. Candidates in other Assembly races announce endorsements....
  • Former Rep. Diane Watson recovering after heart attack

     
    Former Rep. Diane E. Watson (D-Los Angeles) is recovering at home after suffering a heart attack. "I'm feeling good," she said Thursday....
  • Diane Watson's retirement inspires a look back

    In Los Angeles, history often seems to careen on with hardly a backward glance. Last week, as Diane Watson announced that she would retire this year from Congress, history suffused the room and there were backward glances aplenty. In the conference...
  • Political Landscape: New chair for entertainment industry caucus

    Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) will succeed Rep. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) as the chair of the Congressional Entertainment Industries Caucus in the 112th Congress, which convenes in January. The Entertainment Industries Caucus was established...