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  • Edward Vincent dies at 78; first black mayor of Inglewood

    Edward Vincent dies at 78; first black mayor of Inglewood
    Edward Vincent was a year away from making history in 1983 as Inglewood's first black mayor when he heard a woman screaming on a city street that her purse had been snatched and decided "to practice what I've been preaching." At the time, he was a city...
  • Nicholas Petris dies at 90; liberal California lawmaker

    Nicholas Petris dies at 90; liberal California lawmaker
    Nicholas C. Petris, who was a leading liberal voice for nearly four decades as a California state senator and assemblyman representing his hometown of Oakland and other East Bay cities, has died. He was 90. Petris, who retired in 1996 because of term...
  • California oil tax ballot proposal filed

     
    This post has been corrected. See below for details Political professionals agree that the biggest threat to Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed $7-billion tax hike initiative for next November is that so many other people want to crowd the ballot with......
  • GOP referendum on state Senate districts qualifies for fall ballot

     
    California voters will get a chance in November to decide whether to approve new boundaries for state Senate districts drawn by a citizens panel. Republican activists qualified a referendum on the controversial maps Friday. Elections officials...
  • Former Gov. Schwarzenegger faces fines for campaign violations

     
    Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger faces $30,000 in fines by the state’s campaign watchdog agency after a ballot measure committee he formed allegedly spent $1.1 million on matters unrelated to initiatives. Schwarzenegger and his California Dream...
  • In favor of foie gras -- Ken Frank speaks out

     
    In favor of foie gras -- Ken Frank speaks out...
  • Top chefs rally to fight California foie gras ban

     
    The politics of pate are back. More than 100 of California's top chefs are lobbying lawmakers to reconsider the state's impending ban on the duck-liver delicacy known as foie gras. With the prohibition set to take effect in July, the......
  • State Democratic Party chairman hosting 80th birthday bash

     
    State Democratic Party Chairman John Burton is turning 80. And to celebrate, he and a couple of hundred friends will be partying at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. For $1,000 per ticket, you can join in the fun. The......
  • Democratic leaders blast Perry mailer implying Greuel is Republican

     
    L.A. mayoral candidate Jan Perry is attacking City Controller Wendy Greuel, a fellow Democrat, as a Republican who is “not on our side!” in a new flyer she is mailing to voters....
  • 'The Waxman Report: How Congress Really Works' by Henry Waxman with Joshua Green

    'The Waxman Report: How Congress Really Works' by Henry Waxman with Joshua Green
    Pretty faces and promising careers tend to flash across our local political firmament with the frequency of shooting stars -- and with about as much effect. But for more than two decades, the most consequential elected official in Southern California...
  • Vote on prison plan in California budget is delayed

    Vote on prison plan in California budget is delayed
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders on Wednesday held together their plan to close California's $26.3-billion deficit by delaying until next month a vote on a controversial provision to reduce the amount of time that thousands of inmates...