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  • Diane Watson's retirement inspires a look back

    In Los Angeles, history often seems to careen on with hardly a backward glance. Last week, as Diane Watson announced that she would retire this year from Congress, history suffused the room and there were backward glances aplenty. In the conference...
  • Karen Bass: Madame Speaker

    Since California added term limits to the political rule book in 1990, the piece of furniture occupied by the speaker of the California Assembly has become both a musical chair and an ejector seat. We've had nine speakers in 14 years. Karen Bass is the...
  • Assemblyman cuts his own path

    If the state Legislature were a high school cafeteria, you wouldn’t find Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D- La CaƱada Flintridge) sitting with the popular kids. But that’s just fine by him. During his five years in Sacramento, Portantino...
  • 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...
  • Now on PolitiCal: Karen Bass to announce Congressional run; anti-Whitman ads hit the air

     
    Here are some of the stories we're following today on our California politics blog, PolitiCal: Karen Bass is set to announce her candidacy for Diane Watson's Congressional seat tomorrow in Los Angeles. A group of Jerry Brown supporters have launched......
  • From PolitiCal: Karen Bass off and running. Gavin Newsom get closer. Republican primary heats up.

     
    Here are some of the stories we're following on PolitiCal, our California politics blog: Backers of Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman tried to shove Steve Poizner out of the governor's race Wednesday, while one former Poizner backer...
  • Free health clinic to return to Los Angeles in April [Updated]

     
    A large-scale free mobile medical clinic that treated more than 6,300 uninsured and under-insured people last summer is scheduled to return to Los Angeles next month, volunteers and lawmakers said Wednesday. Remote Area Medical, a Tennessee-based...
  • Gay protesters interrupt Obama at California fundraiser for Barbara Boxer

     
    Full text as 'Yes We Can!' they chant over the Democrat's pleas that he supports their cause to repeal "Don't Ask-Don't Tell."...
  • Does paparazzi crackdown go too far? New legislation targets 'false imprisonment' of celebrities

     
    Celebrities have complained for years about the aggressive tactics of the paparazzi. The complaints reached a fever pitch a couple of years ago as swarms of photographer followed Britney Spears around L.A. It prompted crackdowns by local police and...
  • FBI questions aides of former Assemblyman Mike Duvall [Updated]

     
    Former Assemblyman Michael Duvall???s recorded boasts that he had sexual relations with a woman believed to be a lobbyist have drawn the attention of the FBI, whose agents have begun questioning associates of the disgraced Republican from Yorba Linda....
  • Social media wrap: California watchdog recommends Internet political campaign regulations

     
    California's Fair Political Practices Commission recommends curbs on politicians' use of Twitter and Facebook to reflect current rules governing traditional old-media campaigns....