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  • John Duran endorses Bobby Shriver in L.A. County supervisor contest

    John Duran endorses Bobby Shriver in L.A. County supervisor contest
    West Hollywood City Council member John Duran, who finished third in the June primary for Los Angeles County Supervisor, formally endorsed second-place finisher Bobby Shriver on Tuesday. At a Shriver news conference, Duran said some in the gay and...
  • Mayo: Dania dysfunction - Mayor Duke vs. Vice-Mayor Brandimarte

    Imagine if a co-worker tried to get you fired for getting sick. That, in essence, is the heart of the latest nasty episode in the dysfunctional world of Dania Beach politics. Last month, vice-mayor Chickie Brandimarte fell ill with an intestinal...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dysfunction in Dania Beach reaches critical condition

    Usually I'm proud to call quaint Dania Beach my home. I love the new chocolate crack (I mean crackle) ice cream at Jaxson's, the complimentary pastries at Grampa's, the lobster special at the spiffy new Quarterdeck on the pier. But when it comes to the...
  • Apopka mayor's shake-up worries some city leaders

    Apopka mayor's shake-up worries some city leaders
    Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer jolted Orange County's second-largest city last week, forcing out Apopka's longtime legal adviser, Frank Kruppenbacher, and hiring a consultant to scrutinize the city's operations. Some see the mayor's executive decision to...
  • Orange Tax Collector Randolph may be on move after all

    Orange Tax Collector Randolph may be on move after all
    Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph and Property Appraiser Rick Singh may be on the move after all. A real estate deal to move those two politicians out of a downtown high raise and into a pair of office park buildings on Maguire Road was...
  • Jackson lands key backers in Orange Dist. 2 race

    Jackson lands key backers in Orange Dist. 2 race
    Attorney Greg Jackson landed a pair of key endorsements in the crowded Orange County Commission District 2 race Monday, with mayors from Apopka and Eatonville lining up behind his campaign. New Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Eatonville Mayor Bruce...
  • Humor column: Urban living isn't what it's jacked up to be

    I thought I would like to put a store underneath my house. This is, as you know, the stylish 21st-century way of living. In many of the fancy, up-to-date "new urbanism" developments, you get rows of shops with places to live up above them, like the good...
  • Police agencies no longer need to report race, SWAT deployments

    Police agencies no longer need to report race, SWAT deployments
    Law enforcement agencies across Maryland are no longer required to collect and report the race of drivers in traffic stops to the state because legislators didn't notice a 3-year-old law expiring. Police, sheriff's departments and other similar agencies...
  • Council sends charter proposal to voters

    Costa Mesa will once again debate, analyze and vote on a proposed city charter. The City Council split 3-2 Wednesday on approving the document for the November general election. Councilwomen Sandy Genis and Wendy Leece dissented. The charter sets...