| Oct 22, 2012
| 4:17 PM
Former President Clinton continues to be a hot commodity in contested congressional races.
At 5 p.m. Tuesday, Clinton will participate in a rally at UC Irvine to endorse several Democrats in Southern California races targeted by both major parties as...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 5:47 PM
The fierce battle between Democratic Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman for a San Fernando Valley congressional seat has surpassed the $13-million mark for spending, making it among the costliest House races in the country, according to new campaign...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, October 29. A 3.9-magnitude earthquake shook parts of the region on Sunday morning.
Eight aftershocks were triggered by the earthquake, which was epicentered in the Newhall area. There were no reports of damage...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, October 31. Happy Halloween!
Throwing a party in the Northeast Valley? The police department may be monitoring them more closely after City Councilman Richard Alarcon won support for a "party patrol," reports...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Just days before Burbank voters went to the polls, Mike Gatto was the star attraction for a Napa Valley retreat at a five-star hotel where, for $5,000 each, guests could schmooze with the assemblyman and four of his legislative pals.
The event was...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 9:52 PM
Brad Sherman holds a significant, but early, lead over fellow Democrat Howard Berman in what has been a bruising internecine battle for the 30th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
With only a few precincts and absentee ballots counted...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:55 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Rep. Howard Berman has conceded to fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman after a bitter fight with his younger House colleague over a San Fernando Valley seat.
In his concession statement, Berman said, "I congratulate Brad. ... I will do...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:40 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and his fellow Democrats are on the cusp of a coveted supermajority in both the Assembly and Senate, giving them the rare power to raise taxes without any Republican support.
No single party has held such a supermajority in...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 6:12 AM
WASHINGTON -- Republicans held on to their House majority in Tuesday's election, leaving Democrats well short of the net gain of 25 seats they needed to take control.
"The American people have once again given the House of Representatives to Republicans,...
| Apr 30, 2012
The Democratic slugfest underway in California's 30th Congressional District is the product of two political developments of recent years: the open primary and nonpartisan redistricting. The former means that the two top finishers in the upcoming...
| May 10, 2012
California's redistricting reforms of 2008 and 2010 took crucial boundary drawing power away from political parties and gave it to an independent commission. The "top two" initiative of 2010 snatched the primaries away from the parties by awarding the...