| May 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Perhaps the most dynamic part of the race for an entertainment-heavy California congressional district is the cast of competitors: They include a spiritual teacher and author, a radio talk host, an Iraqi war veteran and criminal gang prosecutor, a...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The Times has offered its recommendations in many of the races in the June 3 elections and has posted them at latimes.com/endorsements. We endorse selectively, and this year have focused on the county and statewide races, on judicial elections, and on the...
| 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...
| May 31, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Zein Obagi Jr. paid a filing fee to get on Tuesday's primary ballot, joined his competitors at a few candidate forums and has been appearing "here and there and sharing what thoughts I can" during the campaign season.
But the 30-year-old attorney has no...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Join Times staff writer Jean Merl at 12:30 p.m. for an L.A. Now Live discussion on the race to succeed longtime Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills).
Waxman's district is one of the state's most politically active and wealthy areas, and no fewer...
| 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....
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:12 AM
The fight over transparency at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is only escalating, with yet another lawsuit filed this week over two secretive nonprofits that have received $40 million in ratepayer money.
For the last six months, Mayor...
| 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...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Hillary Clinton’s ambitious endeavor to reform the healthcare system in 1993 required some bare-knuckled politics, and aides to the former first lady were blunt about the political stagecraft required to get things done as they guided her through...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Kim Gutierrez needs help keeping a growing population of homeless men from chasing down customers at her Studio City doughnut shop.
A few miles north, Alma Dellafuente is frustrated having to wait weeks — sometimes months — for specialized...
| Mar 9, 2014
Monday is opening day, of sorts, in the 2014 election season.
In the races for governor and seven other statewide offices, for Congress and the Legislature, and for four key Los Angeles County offices, everything up until now has been a kind of...