| Oct 8, 2012
| 4:56 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Mervyn M. Dymally, the Trinidad-born former teacher whose ground-breaking if sometimes-controversial political career spanned more than four decades and included a stint as California's only black lieutenant governor, has died. He was 86....
| Oct 7, 2012
| 10:12 PM
Mervyn M. Dymally, the Trinidad-born former teacher whose ground-breaking if sometimes-controversial political career spanned more than four decades and included a stint as California's only black lieutenant governor, has died. He was 86.
| Oct 10, 2012
Services will be held Oct. 17 for former state lieutenant governor and lawmaker Mervyn M. Dymally.
Dymally, who blazed trails for generations of African American officeholders, died Sunday at 86.
A viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Holy...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 12:04 AM
Nobel Prize: The headline on an article in the Oct. 9 Section A about the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine said that the award went to two stem cell researchers. One winner, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, is a stem cell researcher, but Sir John Gurdon is not....
| Jul 9, 2011
Edna Aliewine, a small woman who left a large imprint on South Los Angeles as founder of the Watts/Willowbrook Christmas Parade and co-creator of the Watts walk of fame, died at her home Tuesday. She was 90 and had lymphoma, her family said.
| Nov 15, 2011
Teresa Hughes, a former Democratic state senator and assemblywoman from the Los Angeles area who was best known for her focus on education during her 25 years in the California Legislature, has died. She was 80.
Hughes, a resident of Castro Valley,...
| Nov 30, 2011
Dr. Louis J. Cella Jr., an Orange County physician, hospital developer and political donor whose convictions on tax evasion and Medicare fraud charges in the late 1970s set off a cascade of corruption investigations that altered the county's political...
| Jun 8, 2008
Tuesday's primary election cost the state and counties an estimated $100 million, and it produced the lowest turnout since records have been kept. Less than 25% of registered California voters bothered to vote, according to the secretary of state's...
| Sep 21, 2009
| 4:33 PM
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has searched two homes in a probe of whether Democratic state Sen. Roderick Wright lives in the district he represents, officials confirmed today. David Demerjian, who heads the DA's Public Integrity...
| May 25, 2008
The battle between City Councilman Bernard C. Parks and state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas to replace retiring Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke in the 2nd District in the south and central portions of Los Angeles County provides both a glimpse of where African...
| May 29, 2008
When former Assemblyman Roderick "Rod" Wright talks about his upcoming election bout against Assemblyman Mervyn M. Dymally (D-Compton), he sometimes refers to a classic 1980 boxing match -- the one in which a younger Larry Holmes defeated legendary...