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  • John Duran for the 3rd Supervisorial District

     John Duran for the 3rd Supervisorial District
    Of the eight candidates to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky in the 3rd District, two stand out. John Duran, a criminal defense lawyer and a member of the West Hollywood City Council, offers nuts-and-bolts know-how and a firm grasp...
  • Emanuel campaign aide suggests negative stories about Preckwinkle

    Emanuel campaign aide suggests negative stories about Preckwinkle
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel reiterated Wednesday that Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has assured him she won’t run against him next year, even as the mayor’s political team appears concerned about a potential Preckwinkle challenge....
  • Political Landscape: O.C. Bar rates judicial candidates

    Though the Newport Beach-based Orange County Bar Assn. does not formally endorse judicial candidates, it does evaluate them and issue ratings voters can use as a guide in making their choices. The four ratings reflect whether the bar finds a candidate...
  • Shakman urges end of court oversight of city hiring

    Shakman urges end of court oversight of city hiring
    The attorney whose anti-patronage campaign has led to four decades of federal court oversight of hiring at City Hall declared Thursday that the city has made significant reforms and outside supervision is no longer needed. In a legal motion, Michael...
  • Get ready for the changing of the Board of Supervisors

    Get ready for the changing of the Board of Supervisors
    For more than two decades, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has been dominated by members who spent their formative political years with the board's crazy fraternal twin, the L.A. City Council. They brought to county government a set of...
  • After third year, some wins, but challenges ahead for Emanuel

    After third year, some wins, but challenges ahead for Emanuel
    There was something missing as Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke on the Far Northwest Side in March to offer an explanation on what City Hall was doing about the roads after a winter that "left nothing but potholes and pockmarks throughout the city of Chicago."...
  • The politicians' pawns [Commentary]

    The politicians' pawns [Commentary]
    Baltimore County officials co-opted the media coverage of a man's invasion of the WMAR-TV studios in Towson last week — the latest in a string of news events in which politicians were given center stage for no apparent reason. Baltimore County...
  • Scott Ott's departure is a Lehigh County game changer

    The announcement that Lehigh County Commissioner Scott Ott is moving to Texas has implications that go way beyond the loss of a talented voice for local Republicans and very conservative values. It also could have an enormous impact on the direction of...
  • Yes on Proposition 42

    Yes on Proposition 42
    Should government workers and elected officials in cities, counties, water districts, school districts and other local governments be required to do their public business in public? Should they be required to post meeting agendas and turn over documents...
  • Colorful past for insider at center of red light probe

     Colorful past for insider at center of red light probe
    John Bills fits right in to the world of colorful characters who do the heavy lifting for Chicago politicians every election — raising donations, knocking on doors and delivering all of the vote. But in Bills' case, the colors have often been a...
  • Irvine officials debate whether to debate veterans cemetery

    It didn't take long before the gloves came off at Tuesday's Irvine City Council meeting. Comments about a proposed veterans cemetery made by Councilman Larry Agran during opening announcements quickly devolved into a 10-minute, point-of-order squabble....