| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:37 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Senate Republican leader Bob Huff of Diamond Bar introduced resolutions Wednesday that would suspend Democratic Sens. Roderick Wright and Ronald Calderon as a backup in case a separate motion to expel Wright fails.
Wright was granted a...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:03 PM
MEXICO CITY — When historians write about 21st century Los Angeles, they'll probably observe that Eric Garcetti was the second Spanish-speaking L.A. mayor in a row to make an official visit to the Mexican capital.
They may also note how trips such...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Former Writers Guild of America West president Patric M. Verrone, the leader of the WGA's raucous 2007-08 strike, is seeking a seat in the California State Senate.
Verrone is one of six Democratic candidates who have filed to succeed Democrat State...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Former Writers Guild of America West president Patric M. Verrone has raised nearly $44,753 for his campaign for the California State Senate and spent $12,052 -- far smaller amounts than his rivals.
Verrone announced earlier this month that he was seeking...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:40 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Got $1 million?
That is how much, on average, it costs to win a seat in the California State Senate, according to MapLight, the nonpartisan research group that studies money’s influence on politics.
The group looked at how much...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:03 PM
DELANO, Calif. — By 4:30 a.m. the line was out the door at the tiny Fil Bake Shop. Farmworkers were picking up pandesal — Filipino sweet bread — for another day in the fields.
Lourdes Talactac chirped "good morning" and asked customers...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Ned Vaughn, a key architect of the SAG-AFTRA merger, has decided against running for a California State Assembly seat as a Republican after a two-month campaign.
Vaughn, whose acting credits include "Frost/Nixon," "China Beach" and "The Hunt for Red...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Halle Berry and husband Olivier Martinez have selected a throwback name for their baby boy.
The tot, born Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, will be called Maceo Robert Martinez, according to several reports.
Maceo means "gift...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Jennifer Garner turned the camera lens on a paparazzo tracking her and her family.
The "Dallas Buyers Club" star recently confronted the shutterbug who was shooting video of the actress and her three children during a casual trip to the Pacific...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:27 PM
A principal has been selected to lead Lincoln Elementary in Newport Beach, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District announced Friday.
Eight district campuses have received new principals since the end of the last school year. Lincoln's top job was the...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 3:34 PM
As expected, state Sens. Juan Vargas (D-San Diego) and Gloria Negrete-McLeod (D-Chino) are stepping down from state office Wednesday so they can take seats in Congress, to which they were elected Nov. 6. Negrete-McLeod's resignation is effective at 11:...