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  • June 3 primary election: The Times recommends

    June 3 primary election: The Times recommends
    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...
  • Ashley Swearengin for state controller

     Ashley Swearengin for state controller
    What, you may wonder, does the state controller do? Among other things, he or she serves as the state's fiscal watchdog, keeps track of the checkbook, helps administer the California Public Employees' Retirement System and the California State Teachers'...
  • Tuesday's primary will be a test of California's 'top-two' system

     Tuesday's primary will be a test of California's 'top-two' system
    Millions of Californians will cast ballots in races for governor and hundreds of other public offices Tuesday in the first full-scale test of a new primary system aimed at curbing entrenched partisanship in state politics. In contests for statewide...
  • Ashley Swearengin leads, but controller race still too close to call

    Ever since Jim Brulte became chairman of the California Republican Party last year, he's been careful to set low expectations. With limited resources and declining voter registration, he's said, the party must slowly rebuild at the local level. But that...
  • Registrar's office breaks down vote in La Cañada Flintridge

    Registrar's office breaks down vote in La Cañada Flintridge
    Of the 14,519 registered voters in La Cañada Flintridge, 2,856 cast ballots in Tuesday’s statewide primary election, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office. Of those local votes, 1,328 were mail-in ballots. La Cañadans gave...
  • Brown, Newsom, Harris prevail in California primary

    Brown, Newsom, Harris prevail in California primary
    Gov. Jerry Brown finished first Tuesday in the California Primary, easily advancing to the general election while Republicans Neel Kashkari and Tim Donnelly battled for the second spot on the November ballot. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and state Atty. Gen....
  • California controller race too close to call; other contests decided

     The hotly contested race for state controller, one of the top financial posts in California, remained too close to call on Tuesday night as primary election results continued to be tallied. Republican Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Assemblyman John A....
  • Gov. Jerry Brown takes easy lead, will face Neel Kashkari in November

     Gov. Jerry Brown takes easy lead, will face Neel Kashkari in November
    Dashing toward an unprecedented fourth term, Gov. Jerry Brown romped to victory in Tuesday's state primary and in November will face Republican Neel Kashkari, who emerged from a fractious intra-party battle to win a chance to take on the incumbent....
  • Liu introduces bill to help cities collect on debts

    Liu introduces bill to help cities collect on debts
    Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) introduced legislation Thursday she contends that, had been in place during fiscal year 2010-11, would have resulted in about $3.5 million in additional funds for local governments in California. The bill,...
  • Mansoor proposal targets budget approval process

    Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) introduced a state constitutional amendment this week that requires a nonpartisan oversight committee certify the state's proposed budget is balanced before lawmakers get paid. "This amendment ensures that voters'...
  • Woodbury University hosts panel on developing leadership skills

    Leadership was in the spotlight Saturday during a conference at Woodbury University in Burbank that looked at the traits and qualities of great leaders. One of those characteristics: They don't seek the limelight. “They shun the attention of...