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  • Proposition 30 campaign takes aim at Molly and Charles Munger [Updated]

     
    A group of education and Democratic political leaders are urging Molly Munger to reconsider her campaign tactics, saying she could bring down Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax proposal on the November ballot. Backers of Proposition 30, Brown’s plan to...
  • Mervyn M. Dymally, former state lieutenant governor, dies at 86

     
    Mervyn M. Dymally, the Trinidad-born former teacher whose groundbreaking 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. Dymally,...
  • Caltrans worker resigns amid allegations of misused trucks

     
    A Department of Transportation employee has resigned after an investigation was launched into allegations that some workers were using trucks rented by the agency for personal use. The allegations came to light after KCBS-TV broadcast a report Thursday...
  • Pelosi to host memorial service for Mervyn Dymally in Washington

     
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will host a memorial service in Washington for the late Mervyn M. Dymally. Dymally, known as the "Godfather of African American politics" in California, died Oct. 7 at age 86....
  • Jerry Brown to take part in Capitol tree-lighting ceremony

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne Gust Brown, will attend the 81st annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the state Capitol on Wednesday evening. The 50-foot tall white fir tree from Shasta County is the Capitol’s first Christmas tree......
  • Skelton: Democrats looking to flex muscles in Capitol

     
    The word of the moment in Sacramento is "overreach." Political observers are watching to see what Democrats will do with their new two-thirds majority in the Legislature, and if they'll trigger a backlash from voters by pushing too much, too......
  • District attorney investigates state Sen. Roderick Wright's residency

     
    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...
  • Mayor Who Reshaped L.A. Dies

    Mayor Who Reshaped L.A. Dies
    Tom Bradley, the slaves' grandson whose historic 1973 election as Los Angeles' first black mayor launched an unprecedented 20-year tenure as head of a roiling, fast-growing city, died Tuesday. He was 80. The man whose initiatives shaped modern Los...