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  • Sriracha sauce becomes a hot political issue with bipartisan backing

    Sriracha sauce becomes a hot political issue with bipartisan backing
    California's latest political darling comes in a clear plastic bottle with a green top and tastes good on eggs. Sriracha hot sauce has won the eager endorsement of politicians from both sides of the aisle in recent weeks as the manufacturer has talked...
  • What was the real crime in the 'Kids for Cash' scandal?

    What was the real crime in the 'Kids for Cash' scandal?
    The documentary "Kids for Cash" breezed in and out of Los Angeles so quickly last month that there was little buzz (far too little) about just what the real crime was that the film depicted. That's a shame, because it's such an important story....
  • Do away with doing time for 'minor' crimes

    Do away with doing time for 'minor' crimes
    Congress recognized 40 years ago that it was counterproductive and just plain wrong to incarcerate juveniles for trivial misbehavior such as truancy, breaking curfew, smoking or drinking. These acts, known as status offenses, are illegal only because...
  • Kain Colter, Ramogi Huma try to recruit union allies in Congress

    Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and Ramogi Huma, the founder and president of the National College Players Assn., will meet with members of Congress on Wednesday in preparation for an appeal of a ruling that full scholarship athletes at...
  • Rep. Schiff sends letter expressing concerns about lack of progress reducing helicopter noise

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta on Monday, saying that they have yet to see any demonstrated or significant progress toward reducing helicopter...
  • Hot sauce war cooling off: Calif. city drops bill against Sriracha plant

    Hot sauce war cooling off:  Calif. city drops bill against Sriracha plant
    A California town and the makers of a hyper-popular chili sauce have reached something of a détente in their cold war over the hot sauce.  Lawmakers in Irwindale, Calif. dismissed a bill on Wednesday that would have declared a popular hot sauce...
  • 19 members of Congress urge approval of driver's license design

    19 members of Congress urge approval of driver's license design
    Nineteen Democratic members of Congress from California have signed a letter asking the Obama administration to rescind its rejection of a design for a driver’s license to be issued to up 1.5 million people in the country illegally. “We...
  • FCC Urged by Lawmakers to End Dodgers' TV Impasse

    A group of Los Angeles area congressional representatives are calling on the FCC to mediate an impasse between Time Warner Cable and other multichannel providers that has left about 70% of the region's viewers unable to get access to the cabler's...
  • FCC Chairman Threatens to Intervene to Resolve Dodgers TV Dispute

    FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, in a strongly worded letter to Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus, said that the agency "will intervene as appropriate" to resolve the dispute that has kept the Dodgers unavailable to some 70% of viewers in the Los Angeles region....
  • Lawmakers, FCC chairman urge arbitration over Dodgers channel

    Lawmakers, FCC chairman urge arbitration over Dodgers channel
    Political pressure is mounting on Time Warner Cable to bring an end to the bitter standoff that has prevented many Dodgers fans from watching the team on television this season. More than a dozen members of Congress and the chairman of the Federal...
  • Officials demand FAA regulate helicopter noise in L.A. County

    Officials demand FAA regulate helicopter noise in L.A. County
    Asserting that voluntary guidelines won't work, elected officials on Monday night urged the Federal Aviation Administration to adopt regulations to reduce the noise and safety risks of helicopter flights over neighborhoods across Los Angeles County....