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  • South L.A. activist resigns from state board after arrest

     
    James Tyrell Harris, the chairman of a South Los Angeles neighborhood council who is accused of misusing $85,000 in public funds, resigned this week from the board of the California Prison Industry Authority. Harris was appointed in September by state.......
  • Governor signs part of water package

     
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today went to a scruffy field in the San Fernando Valley to sign two pieces of water legislation passed earlier this week. The setting was the Tujunga well field of the San Fernando Valley aquifer, part of......
  • L.A. Council candidates trade accusations over ties to Villaraigosa

     
    With just two weeks before the Dec. 8 runoff election, accusations are flying between the two candidates vying to replace former Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel in the 2nd District, which stretches from Sherman Oaks and Studio City to......
  • Contest for next Assembly speaker tightens

     
    After months of jockeying, the race to become the next leader of the California Assembly has hit the home stretch, with two Los Angeles Democrats appearing headed for a showdown vote as soon as next week. Supporters of John A.......
  • Democrats tap John Perez as next Assembly speaker today [Updated]

     
    [Updated at 2:40 p.m.: Assembly Democrats this afternoon tapped John A. Perez to be the chamber's next leader, a boost that would make him the first openly gay lawmaker to hold the powerful post. Perez emerged from an afternoon meeting......
  • Jennifer Aniston gets credit for new paparazzi crackdown, says 'there have to be some boundaries'

     
    Jennifer Aniston is getting credit for new legislation in California that cracks down on the practices of the paparazzi.Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) said Aniston's activism was instrumental in the success of Assembly Bill 524, which takes...
  • Speaking with the new speaker

    Karen Bass, California's new Assembly speaker, visited The Times last week to discuss her efforts to fix California's tax structure, negotiate a balanced budget with Republicans and reform foster care in the state. Below is a partial transcript of her...
  • Governor signs bill to keep Healthy Families kids insured

     
    Adding a dash of good feeling to a year dominated by budgetary distress, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this morning signed a measure that keeps nearly 700,000 children from being yanked off a government health insurance program. The measure by Assembly...
  • John Perez is elected Assembly speaker in party-line vote

     
    The California Assembly today elected Los Angeles Democrat John Perez as its leader in the first party-line vote with a challenger in a dozen years, despite recent promises by both sides of bipartisan cooperation over the looming budget crisis. Perez,.......
  • Expected battle between L.A. Democrats fizzles: Gil Cedillo won't challenge John Perez

     
    What had promised to be a slugfest between leading Los Angeles Latino Democrats is fast fizzling. As Assemblyman John Perez (D-Los Angeles) prepares to be officially elected as the next speaker of the state Assembly today, he has already cleared......
  • A Schwarzenegger retort to California's congressional delegation

     
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, in a tiff with the state’s congressional delegation over his request for more federal aid, threw the lawmakers' own words back at them in a letter today – though some of the words were uttered seven years......