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Mark Ridley-Thomas

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  • Ron Kaye: Ouster speaks of modern politics

    The way that Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich and the cabalists of the San Gabriel Valley cities treated Glendale Councilman Ara Najarian over his Metropolitan Transportation Authority board appointment because he opposes the 710 Freeway tunnel project is symptomatic of a dangerous trend in our political culture.
  • Najarian contemplates move to protect Metrolink board seat

    Najarian contemplates move to protect Metrolink board seat
    Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian is considering putting a motion before the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in hopes that seven of his colleagues will vote to overturn a decision to replace him on a rail oversight board....

    Antonovich among county supervisors criticized for use of chauffeurs

    Antonovich among county supervisors criticized for use of chauffeurs
    One of the proudest achievements touted by Los Angeles County supervisors is that thrifty decisions have helped the bureaucracy avoid layoffs and major cuts in service. But some say the frugality hasn't extended to the board members' own perks.  Eric...

    Primary 2012: California voters OK changes to term limits for state legislators, appear reluctant to raise tobacco tax

    Primary 2012: California voters OK changes to term limits for state legislators, appear reluctant to raise tobacco tax
    Californians approved a change to term limits for state lawmakers, but a measure to raise tobacco taxes for the first time in nearly two decades was in trouble, voting returns showed late Tuesday. In Southern California contests, the nonpartisan race for...

    Najarian removed in retaliation?

    No doubt Mike Antonovich has done good things for northeast Los Angeles County during his career as supervisor of the 5th district. However, his latest move as the new chairman of the MTA Board of Directors has left many in his district, and around the...