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  • Assembly speaker had Tom Calderon removed from tony fundraiser

    Assembly speaker had Tom Calderon removed from tony fundraiser
    SACRAMENTO -- As Democrats gathered at Pebble Beach for the annual Speaker’s Cup fundraiser over the Cinco de Mayo weekend, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon was among the dozens of lobbyists, consultants, corporate executives and elected officials on...
  • Hundreds gather at Leimert Park to remember March on Washington

    Hundreds gather at Leimert Park to remember March on Washington
    Hundreds of people gathered Saturday in Leimert Park to hear speeches and witness reenactments commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The events began about 9 a.m. with a march along Martin Luther King Jr. and Crenshaw boulevards...
  • Commentary: Outcry preserves the right to know

    Journalists, the good government crowd, even some ordinary people who believe in democracy, felt triumphant when the farce in Sacramento over what they called the "gutting … neutering … eviscerating'' of California's freedom of information law...
  • Ron Kaye: Outcry preserves the right to know

    Journalists, the good government crowd, even some ordinary people who believe in democracy, felt triumphant last week when the farce in Sacramento over what they called the "gutting … neutering … eviscerating'' of California's freedom of...
  • 60s rock band finds new life

    The soulful 1960's Chicano rock 'n' roll sound that put East Los Angeles on the musical map was one of Southern California's most distinctly urban, joyful styles. Yet one of the movement's earliest, most influential and successful groups, the Premiers,...
  • Ron Kaye: A termed-out 2-percenter

    Ask just about anyone who has hung around the state capitol a while — reporters, lobbyists, staffers — and they will tell you that 98% of our legislators forget who they are and why they are there within two years of being elected. The...
  • Assembly approves off-reservation tribal casino

    SACRAMENTO -- Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles) employed a little legislative arm-twisting to persuade lawmakers to pass a measure that would allow a Central California Indian tribe to open a casino just off a major state highway. The...
  • Dual-serving coastal commissioner resigns under fire

    California Coastal Commissioner William Burke — who vocally supported dousing beach bonfires in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach — has resigned amid pressure from two state legislators. Burke is chairman of the South Coast Air Quality...
  • Gatto, Portantino appointed to California Film Commission

    Gatto, Portantino appointed to California Film Commission
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto -- whose district includes the studio-heavy cities of Burbank, Glendale and part of Hollywood -- has been appointed to the California Film Commission. The commission handles permitting for filming on state property, and supports...
  • Assemblymen follow divergent paths

    Assemblymen follow divergent paths
    In politics, the trajectory of an elected official can depend on not only how they interact with their constituents, but how they get along with their peers. And perhaps nowhere is that more apparent than the paths taken by two local assemblymen —...
  • Mitt Romney Speaks to L.A. Latinos on Immigration

    Mitt Romney Speaks to L.A. Latinos on Immigration
    LOS ANGELES -- Hours after Mitt Romney’s campaign promised that the GOP nominee would begin to offer new policy prescriptives, Romney stumped in Los Angeles on Monday at a gathering of Latino business leaders, promising to cut federal spending, help small...