| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:59 PM
The White House has released this list of expected attendees at Tuesday’s state dinner in honor of France.
The President and Mrs. Obama
His Excellency Francois Hollande, president of French Republic Mr. J.J. Abrams, Pacific Palisades, CA
| May 12, 2014
| 3:14 PM
With a gospel choir's serenade and countless references to Appalachia, the Assembly inaugurated Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, a Democrat from San Diego, as its new Speaker on Monday.
Atkins took the oath of office with wife Jennifer LeSar at her side....
| May 12, 2014
| 11:14 PM
The state Assembly will now be led with a Southern twang, after Appalachian-born Toni Atkins, a Democrat from San Diego, was inaugurated as speaker Monday.
In an afternoon ceremony in the Assembly chambers, complete with a gospel choir, she was sworn in...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has tapped connections at the Democratic National Committee to hire a new communications and policy director.
Kevin Harris, 29, of Alexandria, Va., will begin work in Baltimore on Sept. 3.
He currently works as...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 9:26 PM
When Los Angeles mayoral rivals Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti started scrambling last month to line up key supporters for the May runoff, Maxine Waters was near the top of the list for both — well worth any wining, dining or flattery that might...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:12 PM
WASHINGTON -- The death of former South African President Nelson Mandela brought swift and heartfelt reaction from members of Congress, many of whom had personally interacted with the anti-apartheid leader, and others who were inspired in their own public...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:23 PM
WASHINGTON — Reps. Dana Rohrabacher, an Orange County conservative, and Maxine Waters, a Los Angeles liberal, on the same side of an issue?
The Ripley's Believe It or Not moment came Thursday in a House vote to pass a budget deal designed to...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 2:38 PM
WASHINGTON -- Trayvon Martin’s parents applauded President Obama’s remarks on their son’s death Friday, saying they were “deeply honored and moved.”
“Obama sees himself in Trayvon and identifies with him,”...
| Jan 4, 2013
Justin Bieber's call for stronger anti-paparazzi measures after a photographer trying to snap a picture of Bieber's Ferrari was killed Tuesday has generated debate in Hollywood. Some celebrities and others have cheered Bieber's call for more laws, but...
| Jan 3, 2013
As Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus called for stronger anti-paparazzi measures after a photographer trying to snap a picture of Bieber’s Ferrari was killed, experts said the laws already on the books are enough -- they just need to be enforced....
| Mar 30, 2011
| 2:43 PM
If the state Legislature were a high school cafeteria, you wouldn’t find Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D- La Cañada Flintridge) sitting with the popular kids.
But that’s just fine by him.
During his five years in Sacramento, Portantino...