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  • New York Mayor Names Producer Cynthia Lopez Film Czar

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has named Cynthia Lopez as the city's film czar, Variety has learned. Lopez will take over immediately as commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting, replacing Katherine Oliver who stepped down...
  • L.A. faces three more years of deficits, budget official says

    L.A. faces three more years of deficits, budget official says
    Los Angeles faces budget deficits through 2018 even if elected officials keep a lid on spending and secure new concessions from the workforce, the top financial analyst at City Hall warned Thursday. In a memo to the City Council, City Administrative...
  • Past government mole arrested on federal charges

    Past government mole arrested on federal charges
    The developer behind the Riverdale Marina touted the project as the jewel of the Little Calumet River, an 80,000-square-foot port with a lively restaurant and space for nearly 100 boats that would revitalize the struggling south suburban community....
  • Democrats Using Gun Control As Weapon; Did McKinney Waver?

    It's clear that Connecticut's post-Newtown gun control law will play a loud role in the legislative campaigns as Second Amendment advocates attack supporters, predictably. But Democrats are also using the issue as a weapon against anyone who hints at...
  • Mailbag: Blogger's comment is not Page 1 news

    Re. "Mayor asks blogger to apologize for Hitler reference," April 17: I have been a resident of Costa Mesa for more than 35 years and believe that our mayor, Jim Righeimer, is not following the rules he recently established for the weekly council...
  • Baby steps on public ethics

    Baby steps on public ethics
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's announcement last week that Baltimore would put public officials' financial disclosure statements online was both a welcome step forward and a sign of just how far Maryland has to go to be truly transparent. The city's...
  • Bobby Shriver endorsed for supervisor by ex-L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan

    In theĀ latest sign that business interests are coalescingĀ around his candidacy, Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver was endorsed Friday by former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Riordan cited Shriver's time on the Santa Monica...
  • Political Landscape: Petros backs Dixon for council

    Political season is in full swing, as are the endorsements. Businesswoman Diane Dixon, a candidate for the Newport Beach's 1st City Council District, has secured the backing of Newport Beach Councilman Tony Petros and city Planning Commissioner Fred...
  • Troubled Central Basin Water District may lose insurance

    A controversy-riddled water district involved in a federal corruption investigation is in danger of losing its insurance, a political black eye that could have implications for the agency and its 2 million customers. The Assn. of California Water...
  • State, local government employee health insurance to cost $1.35 billion

    State, local government employee health insurance to cost $1.35 billion
    Editor's note: This is part of a daily series exploring specific line items in state and local budgets. RICHMOND – It will cost an estimated $1.35 billion next year to provide health insurance for 293,500 state and local government employees,...
  • Former Cook sheriff, judge Richard Elrod dies

    Former Cook sheriff, judge Richard Elrod dies
    Richard J. Elrod, the son of a West Side Democratic committeeman, was seriously injured during an altercation with a protester during a 1969 Days of Rage demonstration downtown but went on to four terms as Cook County sheriff and more than 25 years as a...