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  • Race to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman likely to be crowded

    Race to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman likely to be crowded
    Rep. Henry Waxman's sudden announcement Thursday that he would retire after 20 terms set off wild guesswork among political power brokers in California about who would run to replace him. “Waxmania!” declared Democratic consultant Sean...
  • Sultan of Brunei's Beverly Hills Hotel boycotted over rights issues

    Sultan of Brunei's Beverly Hills Hotel boycotted over rights issues
    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. The...
  • Judd Apatow, Matt Weiner, John Wells Endorse Patric Verrone for Senate

    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...
  • Lessons for California in Tuesday's vote

    Lessons for California in Tuesday's vote
    Ah, the smart money. It said Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich might walk away with a win in the district attorney's race Tuesday, even without a November runoff. Turns out the smart money was just big money and not all that smart after all....
  • 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...
  • Valley Democrats endorse Torie Osborn for Assembly

     
    San Fernando Valley Democrats endorse activist Torie Osborn. Candidates are trying to flood Democratic clubs with supporters ahead of endorsement votes....
  • Torie Osborn wins Assembly race endorsement at Malibu forum

     
    Activist Torie Osborn wins endorsement of Malibu Democratic Club. But there's some controversy over how the club does endorsements....
  • Some Democrats win a nearly clear path to state party backing

     
    Reps. Linda Sanchez and Janice Hahn cross an important threshold on their way to earning the endorsement of the California Democratic Party next month. Some Assembly candidates also score big in endorsement fights against fellow Democrats....
  • L.A. County labor federation picks its candidates

     
    The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor announced the candidates it is endorsing in this year's congressional and legislative races. Labor's support can be crucial in close contests in strongly Democratic districts....
  • Torie Osborn hopes to ‘friend’ voters

     
    Assembly candidate Torie Osborn is trying out a new Facebook system for finding volunteers' "friends" who can vote for her. She's competing in a hot four-way race for two runoff slots....
  • Election day: Legislative races to watch

     
    This post has been corrected. See the note below for details. With independently drawn districts and new voting rules, much uncertainty surrounds the 80 Assembly seats and 20 state Senate seats up for grabs Tuesday. Below is a list of......