| Apr 28, 2014
| 3:30 PM
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane and comedian Richard Lewis have endorsed Patric Verrone's campaign for State Senate.
Both have worked with Verrone during his career as a TV writer and producer. The former WGA West president announced last month that...
| May 25, 2014
| 6:26 PM
It is rare for state legislative candidates to get national media attention, but there was West Hollywood attorney Sandra Fluke on MSNBC the other day, talking about the challenges of being a woman running for the California Senate.
It was one of...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:26 AM
A crowded contest for a coastal Senate district in Southern California is shaping up as one of the most expensive legislative races in the state this year, according to campaign finance reports filed Thursday.
Manhattan Beach Mayor Amy Howorth is the...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Looming penalties for homosexuality, adultery and other sharia-law crimes in the oil-rich nation of Brunei sparked a protest Monday in front of the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel and are expected to draw formal condemnation from the City Council.
| May 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A long list of high-profile Hollywood writer-producers -- including Judd Apatow, Greg Daniels ("Parks and Recreation"), "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner and "The West Wing" showrunner John Wells -- are backing Patric Verrone's campaign for the state...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 11:14 PM
A day after L.A. County Board of Supervisors candidate John Duran finished third in the June 3 primary, first-place finisher Sheila Kuehl sent him a dozen white roses. A few days later, Bobby Shriver, who finished second, took him out for drinks.
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Patric Verrone's three-month campaign for a California State Senate seat has come to an end after gaining meager support among voters in West Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Santa Monica.
With 18% of ballots counted in Tuesday's primary, the TV writer...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Democrats Ben Allen and Sandra Fluke will face off in the November general election as the top two-vote getters among eight candidates in Tuesday’s primary election for the 26th District state Senate seat in Los Angeles County.
The seat is open...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:32 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has built a war chest of $19.7 million to fund his bid for an unprecedented fourth term, easily eclipsing the money raised by his challengers, according to new campaign reports filed with the state.
Brown has raised...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 6:27 AM
SACRAMENTO -- The contest for the 26th Senate District seat has drawn a flood of money to candidates seeking to fill the seat being vacated by state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), who is running for Congress.
Candidates were required to disclose...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:15 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The field of candidates competing for the coastal Senate district seat being vacated by Ted Lieu grew Wednesday with former Assemblywoman Betsy Butler and Manhattan Beach Mayor Amy Howorth, both Democrats, announcing their candidacies....