| May 5, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Two candidates in the crowded field to succeed longtime Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) have decided to add campaign theme songs to their election arsenal -- and maybe at least entertain, if not win over, music-minded voters.
Matt Miller, a...
| 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...
| May 9, 2014
| 1:00 PM
As House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) named six Republicans to sit on a new select committee to investigate the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Democrats continued to wrestle Friday with the question of whether to participate at all.
| May 9, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Emily's List has launched independent spending programs to help two of its endorsed candidates in California, Wendy Greuel and Eloise Gomez Reyes.
Greuel, a former Los Angeles controller and city councilwoman, is running in the crowded June 3 primary...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Gang prosecutor Elan S. Carr, a Republican in the crowded race to succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), on Monday became the first of the candidates to start airing campaign ads on cable TV.
The 30-second spot, dubbed "Doing What's...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:05 PM
WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration plans to begin regulating electronic cigarettes for the first time, banning sales to minors and requiring manufacturers to put health warnings on the nicotine-delivering devices that have become a...
| May 14, 2014
| 11:06 PM
Two of the underdogs in the crowded field to succeed Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) used a candidates forum Wednesday night to lash out at the role of money in political campaigns -- and the media's use of it as a measure of viability.
| May 11, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The cliche of Westside politics is that they're soft — arguments about human rights over bowls of kale chips on the verandas of mansions. There's a nugget of truth in that, but politics on the Westside also play out in suburban community centers,...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:05 PM
A 27-year-old doctoral student plans to run as a write-in candidate in the crowded field to succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills).
Theo Milonopoulos planned to announce his candidacy at the Museum of Tolerance at 2 p.m. Tuesday....
| Apr 24, 2014
It’s called the June 3 elections, but voters can start marking their ballots and sending them in as early as May 5.
Topping the state portion of the ballot is Gov. Jerry Brown, who is seeking a fourth term and is eligible for it because he...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:14 AM
A South Bay lawmaker is expected to unveil legislation Friday addressing a looming ballot question in the city of Hermosa Beach, in which voters will decide whether to once again allow new oil drilling in the city for the first time since 1932....