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  • Math is a factor in Villaraigosa's decision whether to run for Senate

    Math is a factor in Villaraigosa's decision whether to run for Senate
    Maybe Antonio Villaraigosa, the former Los Angeles mayor, has edged toward a run for the newly open U.S. Senate seat in 2016 for all the reasons he offered last weekend: that Californians are struggling to make ends meet and that the "needs of the people"...
  • FBI asks questions about environmental bill by Sen. Kevin De Leon

    FBI asks questions about environmental bill by Sen. Kevin De Leon
    FBI agents are asking questions about an environmental bill carried by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) in 2013 after The Times reported on controversy surrounding the measure, a source familiar with the inquiry said Tuesday. The...
  • Quake alerts' success spurs effort to complete early-warning system

    Quake alerts' success spurs effort to complete early-warning system
    When the 6.0 earthquake struck Napa County last month, a computer at a university lab here raced to warn agencies across the Bay Area. BART received an alert ordering trains to stop. San Francisco 911 operators had eight seconds to brace for an...
  • Poll finds support for Gov. Brown and his ballot measures

    Poll finds support for Gov. Brown and his ballot measures
    Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown is coasting to a historic fourth term with record-high approval ratings, and the ballot measures that he has made the centerpiece of his reelection bid — a water bond and a rainy-day fund — are also supported by a...
  • California governor signs phase-out of plastic bags

    California governor signs phase-out of plastic bags
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday fulfilled a promise by signing a measure that will phase out single-use plastic bags from checkout stands at California supermarkets, convenience stores, liquor stores and pharmacies. California is the first state in the...
  • Sen. De Leon removes panel staffers who questioned his legislation

    Sen. De Leon removes panel staffers who questioned his legislation
    In yet another shakeup in the state Senate, new President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) has removed the top staff from a Senate committee that last session blocked one of his priority bills. De Leon, who took over leadership of the Senate in...
  • GOP fares well among LCF voters

    GOP fares well among LCF voters
    La Caņada voters bucked the statewide trend to vote Democrat and instead largely backed GOP candidates in the Nov. 4 General Election, according to results posted by the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters office. La Caņadans also turned out more...
  • Neophyte Patty Lopez takes Raul Bocanegra's California Assembly seat

    Neophyte Patty Lopez takes Raul Bocanegra's California Assembly seat
    After weeks of vote tallying, political neophyte Patty Lopez has unseated incumbent Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, a fellow Democrat, in an upset that has sent shock waves beyond their San Fernando Valley district. Lopez, a relative unknown, was...
  • Improving voter turnout a priority for secretary of state candidates

    Improving voter turnout a priority for secretary of state candidates
    The record-low voter turnout in California's June primary has added urgency to the contest for the state's top elections post. The two candidates — Republican Pete Peterson, the director of a public policy think tank, and Democratic state Sen....
  • Joe Biden visits Southern California to help Democrats in tight races

    Joe Biden visits Southern California to help Democrats in tight races
    Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Southern California on Friday to help Democrats in tight races as the campaign season headed into the final weekend before Tuesday's election. Biden was scheduled to attend a private event for the Democratic...
  • Democrats sign up thousands of new voters, but will they cast ballots?

    Democrats sign up thousands of new voters, but will they cast ballots?
    Democrats in California have signed up tens of thousands of new voters in recent months, but a big question in Tuesday's election is whether enough of them will cast ballots to stave off erosion of the party's dominance in the state. The new voters,...