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  • Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Mo., rooted in his civil rights pledge

    Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Mo., rooted in his civil rights pledge
    Eric H. Holder Jr.'s planned trip Wednesday to the center of riot-torn Ferguson, Mo., in many ways began 5 1/2 years ago, when he became the nation's first African American attorney general and pledged to make federal civil rights enforcement a hallmark...
  • Some L.A. County officials frustrated by delays in child welfare czar search

    Some L.A. County officials frustrated by delays in child welfare czar search
    Some Los Angeles County officials voiced frustration Tuesday at what they considered to be delays in the search for a new child welfare czar. The Board of Supervisors agreed in June to create an Office of Child Protection to coordinate efforts by the...
  • Idea of an L.A. Voteria is gaining currency

    Idea of an L.A. <i>Voteria </i>is<i> </i>gaining currency
    The proposal to enter L.A. voters into a cash prize lottery, for the sake of increasing turnout, is easy to attack on numerous fronts. My first reaction to last week's recommendation by the L.A. City Ethics Commission? Horror. Or maybe it wasn't...
  • Rick Perry's lawyers accuse Democrats of pushing a 'red herring'

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s legal team on Thursday stepped up its aggressive strategy to fight two felony charges against him, arguing that Democrats were floating a “red herring” by suggesting that Perry was motivated to veto funding for...
  • Six Californias? GOP probably wouldn't be helped by bust-up, study finds

    Six Californias? GOP probably wouldn't be helped by bust-up, study finds
    As long as there have been state capitals, there have been people outside those capitals lamenting that lawmakers -- in Sacramento, Denver, Des Moines, Atlanta, fill-in-the-blank -- are too far removed and too far detached from the people and interests...
  • Political Landscape: Leece, Snowden, Dixon back Foley for council

    This post has been corrected, as noted below. Costa Mesa City Council candidate Katrina Foley recently announced a slate of endorsements from public officials past and present. The former councilwoman, and current school board trustee, earned backing...
  • Back from NYC, Emanuel to talk health care tech, summer camp signups

    Back from NYC, Emanuel to talk health care tech, summer camp signups
    A day after traveling to New York to talk about a minimum wage increase, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is back in Chicago to announce the next step in an initiative to promote the growth of  local healthcare companies and tout an increase in the number of kids...
  • State moves to improve safety in transporting oil by rail

    State moves to improve safety in transporting oil by rail
    A year after rail tanker cars carrying crude oil in Canada exploded and killed 47 people, California is stepping up efforts to prevent a similar disaster on tracks crisscrossing the state. In recent weeks, the state began pumping more money into a new...
  • L.A., rightly, says 'no' to Washington on immigrant detainees

    L.A., rightly, says 'no' to Washington on immigrant detainees
    Citing a recent federal court ruling in Oregon that the practice infringes on constitutional protections, Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday announced that the city of Los Angeles will no longer honor federal "detainer letter" requests to hold people suspected...
  • Madigan's Metra influence detailed in report

      Madigan's Metra influence detailed in report
    A secret report put together by the legislature's watchdog in the wake of last summer's Metra scandal offers new insight into how Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan navigates the intersection of public business and ward-style patronage through his...
  • Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra testifies in Alarcon voter fraud trial

    Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra testifies in Alarcon voter fraud trial
    In the perjury and voter fraud trial of former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, state Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) testified for the prosecution Tuesday that he knew of plans to turn Alarcon's Panorama City home into a condominium...