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Laura Richardson

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  • Relatives await custody of baby found in car trunk

    Relatives await custody of baby found in car trunk
    Custody of a 5-month-old boy found in the trunk of a car near Lauderhill may be given to the baby's father or great-grandmother pending the outcome of a home study, according to the Florida Department of Children and Families. Broward juvenile...
  • More campaigns pit one political party against itself

    The race to succeed Rep. Henry A. Waxman is emblematic of a fresh wave sweeping across California's politics and, increasingly, the national landscape: intraparty fratricide as a means of upward political mobility. Four of California's Democrats in...
  • Kinde Durkee short in restitution for $10.5-million theft

    SACRAMENTO -- More than a year after campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee was ordered to repay $10.5 million she embezzled from the accounts of dozens of politicians, including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, federal officials say they have only been able to...
  • Democrats scramble to replace cash tied to Durkee

    A suspected embezzlement scheme that has ensnared hundreds of campaign accounts of Democrats has sent candidates scrambling for new cash as they prepare for an election season that could reshape California's political landscape. Just when they need to...
  • Berman-Sherman battle is one Democrats would rather not have

    Reporting from Los Angeles and Washington -- Rep. Howard Berman hasn't had to fight for a job since Richard Nixon defeated George McGovern and M*A*S*H made its television debut. That was 1972, when he won a state Assembly seat in his first race. Now the...
  • Janice Hahn in the 44th District

    Janice Hahn in the 44th District
    As the June primary for the newly created 44th Congressional District approached, Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach) was already fighting for her political life. She was under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for allegedly pressuring...
  • Lessons for California in Tuesday's vote

    Lessons for California in Tuesday's vote
    Ah, the smart money. It said Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich might walk away with a win in the district attorney's race Tuesday, even without a November runoff. Turns out the smart money was just big money and not all that smart after all....
  • Recapping The Times' election endorsements

     Recapping The Times' election endorsements
    President: Barack Obama. The president's accomplishments during his first four years — steadying the economy, rescuing the automobile industry and winning passage of measures to stimulate the economy, crack down on financial industry abuses and...
  • Democrats gain big in Legislature

    Democrats gain big in Legislature
    Democrats were within striking distance of a supermajority in the state Senate late Tuesday, and were drawing near in the Assembly as well, moving the party closer to unilateral power to raise taxes. The potential gains, a result of sweeping changes...
  • Prosecutors seek 97-month prison term for Burbank accountant

    Federal prosecutors have recommended that former campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee be sentenced to 97 months in prison after she pleaded guilty to five counts of mail fraud involving the theft of more than $7 million in political funds from 50 clients,...
  • Batts, new Baltimore police chief pick, says he's committed

    Batts, new Baltimore police chief pick, says he's committed
    Baltimore's next police commissioner believes the drug trade is at the core of crime problems from car break-ins to gang killings. And it's an issue that Anthony W. Batts says he's seen up close. "I have relatives who have had addiction problems, and...