| Aug 22, 2012
The Kingdom Day Parade always started with Larry E. Grant cruising down a boulevard in South Los Angeles with a procession of colorful floats, marching bands and dance troupes trailing behind.
Grant traveled the three-mile route on the back of a...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 10:14 PM
Wayne Grisham, a two-term Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from La Mirada who later served in the state Assembly, has died. He was 88.
Grisham died Wednesday at Dove House, a hospice in Whittier, of respiratory failure stemming from...
| Aug 8, 2011
Mark O. Hatfield, whose 35 years as Oregon's U.S. senator illuminated his conviction that Republicans could be God-fearing conservatives and also passionate advocates for ending wars and racial discrimination, has died. He was 89.
Hatfield died Sunday in...
| Feb 19, 2011
Steve Horn, a moderate Republican political scientist who spent a decade in Congress representing Long Beach and surrounding areas after serving as president of Cal State Long Beach for nearly 20 years, has died. He was 79.
Horn died Thursday at his Long...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Although he made his career in politics, Jim Jeffords was a modest man who disliked cameras and speeches.
In May 2001, however, the three-term senator from Vermont found himself in the spotlight when he quit the Republican Party and tipped the Senate...
| Apr 12, 2011
Kam Kuwata, one of California's leading Democratic political strategists and a droll wit whose colorful quotes and keen analyses enlivened many campaigns, was found dead in his Venice condominium Monday. He was 57.
Police were called to investigate...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:23 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, the last World War II veteran in the Senate and a stalwart Democrat who led congressional battles over three decades to toughen gun laws, ban smoking on planes and crack down on drunk driving,...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 10:30 PM
Former U.S. Rep. Matthew G. "Marty" Martinez, an advocate for youth and the elderly who switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican after he was voted out of office in 2000, died Oct. 15 at his home in Fredericksburg, Va., his family said....
| Mar 13, 2012
Richard Milanovich, who as chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians helped to usher in a new age of wealth and political muscle for many Native Americans through the expansion of tribal casinos in California, died Sunday at Eisenhower...
| Apr 20, 2011
William A. Rusher, a leading theorist and organizer of the modern conservative movement who helped William F. Buckley Jr. build the National Review into one of the American right's most influential journals, died Saturday at a retirement home in San...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Newton R. Russell, a veteran state senator known as an expert on California's complex public pension system and a stickler for upholding legislative rules, died Saturday of lung cancer at his La Cañada Flintridge home, his family said. He was 85.