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  • GOP Assemblyman Rocky Chavez is exploring Senate bid

    GOP Assemblyman Rocky Chavez is exploring Senate bid
    Assemblyman Rocky Chavez, a Republican from Oceanside, announced Tuesday that he is forming a fund-raising committee to explore a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer. The creation of a committee is the first formal step a...
  • Kamala Harris' head start in Senate race may deter potential rivals

    Kamala Harris' head start in Senate race may deter potential rivals
    While former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other potential candidates decide whether to enter the U.S. Senate contest, state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris has been using her head start in the race in ways that could deter others from competing....
  • Exec overseeing LAX's big modernization is retiring

    Exec overseeing LAX's  big modernization is retiring
    Los Angeles airport Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey, who has overseen the ongoing modernization of LAX for almost eight years, announced Tuesday that she will retire effective this spring. "This is an appropriate time for a transition," said...
  • Willie Brown warns Villaraigosa: 'Don't crowd Kamala!'

    Willie Brown warns Villaraigosa: 'Don't crowd Kamala!'
    With the possible exception of a Hollywood celebrity following in the footsteps of Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican candidate has as much chance getting elected to the U.S. Senate from California as a Southern Baptist has to become pope. The only way...
  • Drama from Boxer's retirement plays behind the scenes, for now

    Drama from Boxer's retirement plays behind the scenes, for now
    The fact that California's electoral logjam was breaking this winter after two decades of stability seemed to presage high drama: Big beams clattering violently downstream, a powerful rush of water, a cleansing whoosh to the political system in the state....
  • Activist Paulina Gonzalez puts pressure on banks to help the poor

    Activist Paulina Gonzalez puts pressure on banks to help the poor
    The gig: Former union organizer and community activist Paulina Gonzalez, 41, became executive director this year of the California Reinvestment Coalition, an advocate for better financial services and affordable housing in low-income neighborhoods....
  • Barbara Boxer has no shortage of visitors as race to replace her nears

    Barbara Boxer has no shortage of visitors as race to replace her nears
    Barbara Boxer may have no plans to endorse any of the potential candidates clamoring to replace her in the Senate, but that isn’t stopping them from lining up at her door. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hopped into an eco-friendly...
  • Tom Steyer's exit shifts Senate race focus to Antonio Villaraigosa

    Tom Steyer's exit shifts Senate race focus to Antonio Villaraigosa
    With billionaire Tom Steyer opting out of California’s U.S. Senate race on Thursday, the most likely major rival for Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris appears to be former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. For now, Harris is the lone major...
  • Villaraigosa demurs on Senate prospects after Steyer bows out

    Villaraigosa demurs on Senate prospects after Steyer bows out
    One of Antonio Villaraigosa’s most formidable potential rivals for U.S. Senate has opted not to run, but the former Los Angeles mayor shied from the subject Thursday night in Washington.  "I have an important announcement to make," he joked before...
  • Treasurer John Chiang declines Senate run, Willie Brown backs Harris

    Treasurer John Chiang declines Senate run, Willie Brown backs Harris
    A day after billionaire Tom Steyer announced he would not seek Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat, the field of potential contenders shrank further as state Treasurer John Chiang decided that he, too, would stay out of the race. Chiang, a Democrat who...
  • Wesson backs Kamala Harris' bid for U.S. Senate

    Wesson backs Kamala Harris' bid for U.S. Senate
    Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson Jr. announced Monday that he is endorsing Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris’ bid for the U.S. Senate. “She took on the Wall Street banks and delivered for Californians. She’s fought elementary...