| Dec 17, 2011
A federal inquiry has concluded that the U.S. Forest Service failed to use all the aircraft that might have been available during the critical early hours of the 2009 Station fire, but the findings left unanswered key questions of why the planes and...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 7:41 AM
Two veteran congressmen fighting for their political lives have amassed millions as they battle for a single San Fernando Valley seat, dwarfing the war chests in most other hot House races in Southern California this year.
Rep. Howard Berman has out-...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 12:23 PM
Saying voters are entitled to know whether their elected officials are “paying our fair share,” Rep. Brad Sherman(D-Sherman Oaks) on Tuesday released copies of his 2011 federal income tax returns—and challenged his main rival to do...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 5:39 PM
Local lawmakers plan to tackle a variety of issues in 2012, not the least of which may be campaigning for re-election.
Prominent U.S. Congressional Reps. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and Howard Berman (D-Valley Village) will be facing off against each...
| Jan 1, 2012
Political committees unfettered by donation limits are dominating the last weeks of the presidential nominating contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, funding aggressive attack campaigns that are swamping the efforts of the candidates themselves.
| Jan 3, 2012
| 7:46 AM
Michael Dukakis, the former Massachusetts governor who was the 1988 Democratic nominee for president, is lending a hand to Rep. Brad Sherman, who is locked in a fierce battle for the same newly drawn San Fernando Valley congressional district seat as...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 7:59 AM
In their first public confrontation since deciding to run for the same new San Fernando Valley congressional district, Democratic Reps. Howard L. Berman and Brad Sherman traded barbs at a candidates forum in Woodland Hills on Thursday night.
| Jan 23, 2012
| 8:42 AM
Some prominent area gay rights groups have endorsed candidates — all of them Democrats - -in several hot races.
The Stonewall Democratic Club also has made some endorsements. It chose Rep. Brad Sherman over Rep. Howard Berman in their costly...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Rep. Howard Berman, locked in a contentious race with fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Shermanfor the same San Fernando Valley congressional district seat, isn’t on hand for the president’s State of Union speech tonight. His staff says he&...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Rep. Howard L. Berman, battling fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Shermanfor a newly drawn San Fernando Valley congressional district, raised more than $1 million in a three-month period, campaign finance records filed Tuesday with the Federal Election...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 3:09 PM
A landmark appellate court decision Tuesday overturning Proposition 8 prompted a range of reactions from local political officials.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, whose district includes Burbank, Glendale and La Crescenta, blasted the 2-...