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  • Rocky Chavez's Senate bid may be suicide mission

    Rocky Chavez's Senate bid may be suicide mission
    Assemblyman Rocky Chavez would be a fine Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate. That's because: • He's not a crazy, not a demagogic ideologue. • He actually has run for office before and won, unlike other Republican wannabes. • He'...
  • Kamala Harris 'makes no apologies' for fast start to Senate race

    Kamala Harris 'makes no apologies' for fast start to Senate race
    Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris on Wednesday defended her aggressive young U.S. Senate campaign, which some of her fellow Democrats have complained is aimed at keeping others, notably a Latino candidate, out of the race. "I have always entered races early...
  • Facing Wall Street challenges, Herbalife takes battle to Sacramento

    Facing Wall Street challenges, Herbalife takes battle to Sacramento
    Herbalife, the Los Angeles-based nutritional products company, made a boisterous show of force at the state Capitol on Wednesday, swarming the halls with neon green-shirted supporters, conducting calisthenics on the outside steps and offering product...
  • Former L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa weighs bid for Boxer's Senate seat

    Former L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa weighs bid for Boxer's Senate seat
    Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Saturday that he is “seriously” considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer. “Too many Californians are struggling to make ends meet, pay the bills, and...
  • How to get more Angelenos to the ballot box

    How to get more Angelenos to the ballot box
    Los Angeles' budget for 2014-15 tops $8.1 billion, which is bigger than the budgets of about a dozen states. In the coming months, the city must grapple with some serious questions, many related to how to spend that money, such as the funding of pensions;...
  • Billionaire Tom Steyer eyes climate change, education in potential Senate bid

    Billionaire Tom Steyer eyes climate change, education in potential Senate bid
    Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who is weighing a run for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by Barbara Boxer in two years, is outlining a policy agenda focused on climate change, education and tax reform and pledging to serve only...
  • An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?

    An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?
    As a three-term Colorado governor, Roy Romer, a Democrat, had to deal with a combative Republican majority in his state Legislature. He later headed his party's fractious national committee. But nothing was as difficult, he said, as running the Los...
  • Milestones in Antonio Villaraigosa's tenure as L.A. mayor

    Milestones in Antonio Villaraigosa's tenure as L.A. mayor
    2005: Antonio Villaraigosa romps past incumbent James K. Hahn to make history, winning election as the first Latino mayor of Los Angeles since the city's pioneer days. 2006: Uses his first State of the City address to announce that he will ask the...
  • 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"...
  • Gloria Molina's endorsement pileup for council seat seen as a misstep

    Gloria Molina's endorsement pileup for council seat seen as a misstep
    Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina announced this week that she has pulled in three big-name endorsements in her race for Los Angeles City Council: U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilman Gil Cedillo....
  • Molina gains endorsements from Boxer, Villaraigosa in council race

    Molina gains endorsements from Boxer, Villaraigosa in council race
    Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina said Thursday she has landed three high-profile endorsements in her race for Los Angeles City Council: U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilman Gil Cedillo. Molina,...