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Richard Alarcon

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  • Legislature now a stepping stone for would-be L.A. council members

     
    Once upon a time, a time before legislative term limits, the Los Angeles City Council used to be a stepping stone to the Legislature. But Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield’s entry into the San Fernando Valley’s 3rd District council race is just........
  • Gov. Brown signs bill aimed at public officials convicted of felonies

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill targeting elected officials who are felons...
  • State ethics czar wants disclosure when campaigns pay bloggers

     
    Ann Ravel of the California Fair Political Practices Commission wants disclosure when political groups pay bloggers and Internet websites to promote or attack candidates....
  • Lawmakers face explaining arrest records as they seek re-election

     
    In the last 20 months, five state legislators and one former state senator with active campaigns have been arrested on suspicion of crimes including drunk driving, perjury, voter fraud, shoplifting and trying to carry a loaded gun through airport...
  • New pediatric trauma center to serve Valley children

     
    A new pediatric trauma center is scheduled to open Monday in Northridge, offering more rapid treatment to children with life-threatening injuries, and increasing their chances of survival. The new center at the Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the...
  • L.A. council won't exempt itself from Arizona boycott

     
    Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes on Tuesday abandoned a push to exempt his colleagues from a boycott of Arizona, saying he did not want the city to be viewed as “wishy washy” on immigration and civil rights. Reyes called on the council...
  • Endorsements mount in two heated Assembly races

     
    State Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Chino) has endorsed attorney Andrew Lachman, one of four candidates for an open, newly drawn San Fernando Valley-based state Assembly seat. Lachman also announced some additional backing, including three labor...
  • L.A. might mandate spaying

    L.A. might mandate spaying
    The first phone call came a couple of years ago. A man was on the line, recalled Ellen Lavinthal, president of the rescue group Animal Alliance, and he said, "I have a litter of kittens. I need to get rid of them." She picked up the kittens and dropped...
  • Revisiting 'toilet to tap'

    Los Angeles' water supplies are getting lower. The once-desolate Owens River Valley burst into flower this year because the Department of Water and Power brought less water to the city. Other states are increasing the amount of water they are able to...
  • Go ahead, throw away your vote!

    You have a week to gear up. Next Monday, March 5, get to bed on time. Get a good night's sleep. Wake up early in the morning, do some jumping jacks, eat a good breakfast, put on comfortable shoes. Then get right to it. Grab your sample ballot, go to the...
  • Alarcon Avenue

    No wonder Richard Alarcon enjoys running for public offices (state senator, assemblyman, city councilman, mayor, etc.): The private sector just doesn't offer as many opportunities to boost the property values of a guy's fiancee. Of all the secondary...