| Nov 19, 2011
| 12:11 PM
Three recipients of this year’s Truman Awards presented last weekend by the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley have local ties.
The party is an umbrella organization made up of 27 area Democratic clubs, which names a top volunteer each...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Thursday, September 13. A murder suspect who led police on a chase through Echo Park and downtown L.A. Tuesday is a North Hollywood resident.
Ian Schlesinger, 24, was arrested on a warrant for the slaying of former...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 5:50 PM
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) on Wednesday thanked the community for its support as his time in Sacramento comes to an end, and he reflected on his key accomplishments.
Two months remain before term limits force Portantino to...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Ka-ching! That’s become a familiar sound in the San Fernando Valley slugfest between Reps. Howard Berman and Brad Sherman.
Together, the two Democrats have spent more than $9 million through Sept. 30, according to the latest campaign finance...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 2:53 PM
"It's a jobs creator, and thank God we got it," Gov. Jerry Brown said of funding for high speed rail, narrowly approved by the Legislature last week. He and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood were at the Port of Oakland on Monday to take a victory...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 10:36 AM
At Burbank City Hall, fear over the future of healthcare, the economy and state education funding factored prominently in ballot decisions for some voters.
And as in other polling stations across the region, voters were split on the issues, candidates...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:55 PM
A former assemblyman and a Pasadena councilwoman have announced plans to run for a state Senate seat in the 25th district currently held by Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge).
The seat will open up in 2016 when Liu must leave office due to term limits....
| Sep 8, 2010
| 4:31 PM
Two area residents are among the 120 candidates vying for a spot on California's new 14-member Citizens Redistricting Commission, which will be responsible in the coming year for redrawing the state's Senate, Assembly and Board of Equalization district...
| Oct 2, 2010
GLENDALE — Nineteen months since congressional Democrats passed the $787-billion stimulus and recovery bill, local school districts continue to fend off budget cuts and protect employee jobs.
In other words, they're not out of the woods.
| Nov 3, 2010
| 9:14 AM
Republican Rep. David Dreier cruised to victory over his main challenger, Democrat Russ Warner, Tuesday night with 54.5% to 36.9%, according to the Los Angeles County registrar.
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino trounced his main opponent, Republican...
| Nov 11, 2010
David Hartman, a Jerusalem-based rabbi and philosopher, recently sat down for an interview with CNN's Izzy Lemberg. In the interview, Hartman wonders whether religion is really helpful to the human condition. "There's a whole bunch of myths that religions...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 12:28 PM
Q. A new book has attracted a hail of criticism on the Internet. “Love Wins: Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived” by Pastor Rob Bell, the leader of the Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., questions the...