| May 23, 2015
| 9:00 AM
As the widow of a U.S. Merchant Marine veteran of World War II and the Korean War, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I read a Sun article claim Baltimore's observance of National Maritime Day "started seven years ago as a way of honoring merchant...
| Jun 10, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Republican leaders in the House are struggling to push through a "fast track" bill for trade agreements, which administration officials say is crucial to negotiating good ones. They wouldn't be in this position if representatives from California, whose...
| Jun 6, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Police killings and resulting protests have sparked a national debate about the enmity among communities of color and the officers charged to serve and protect them. But in the South L.A. neighborhood of Watts, against all odds, police and residents...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 3:34 PM
When authorities rolled into a South Gate neighborhood this past weekend and rounded up suspected members of an outlaw motorcycle gang, some of them wore vests that simply read “police” and drove unmarked cars and SUVs.
| Apr 14, 2015
| 6:16 PM
A second Democrat has joined the race to succeed Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro), who will give up her House seat next year to run for Los Angeles County supervisor.
The new entrant into what is now a two-person field is Hermosa Beach City...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 7:15 PM
A Glendale city councilman has joined the race to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, according to a statement he filed with county election officials.
Ara Najarian, an attorney, said in his filing he would accept voluntary...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 6:54 PM
Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro) and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas have filed paperwork to officially launch their campaigns in next year's Board of Supervisors elections, officials said Tuesday.
Hahn, a former Los Angeles city...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 7:15 PM
WASHINGTON — As the White House looks to wrap up years of negotiations on a highly contested Pacific Rim trade pact, administration officials are increasingly casting the agreement as vital to helping the U.S. face its most daunting economic rival:...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 7:13 PM
There is only one woman on the 15-member Los Angeles City Council.
Statewide, women have been losing ground at other elected levels.
But the emerging field of potential candidates for next year's Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors election raises...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 10:26 AM
After a long-running labor dispute that at times all but closed West Coast ports, the trade gateways--including the nation’s busiest in Los Angeles and Long Beach---are getting back to work.
On Friday evening, shipping companies and the...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 6:35 PM
California political leaders voiced growing exasperation Thursday with a labor standoff that has clogged West Coast ports, as word spread that the main sticking point in negotiations has been the fate of a single, low-level official who rules on...