| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:22 AM
Encino Democrat Matt Dababneh on Tuesday held a narrow lead over Republican Susan Shelley of Woodland Hills in a special election for a state Assembly seat vacated earlier this year when Bob Blumenfield left the lower house to join the Los Angeles City...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:44 AM
A special election is being held today for a state Assembly seat mostly in Los Angeles County that was vacated when Bob Blumenfield (D-Woodland Hills) was elected to the L.A. City Council.
The runoff election in the 45th Assembly District pits...
| Nov 17, 2013
With exquisitely bad timing, a group of House members is urging the Senate to approve new sanctions against Iran in the middle of negotiations on a deal in which the Islamic Republic would suspend its nuclear program.
On Thursday, 63 members, led by...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
WASHINGTON — In a new twist to efforts to call attention to the Armenian genocide, a group of lawmakers has accused the Obama administration of blocking a Smithsonian display of a rug woven by orphans of the mass killings about a century ago....
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:15 PM
SACRAMENTO — Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) has cruised to victory in a special election for the state Senate seat vacated by Democrat Curren Price when he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council this year.
Mitchell received 80....
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:43 PM
WASHINGTON -- When it comes to the question of whether lawmakers should accept their pay during the federal government shutdown, California’s congressional delegation is, as usual, divided.
Some Democrats and Republicans are forgoing their...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 1:04 PM
Asserting that voluntary guidelines won't work, elected officials on Monday night urged the Federal Aviation Administration to adopt regulations to reduce the noise and safety risks of helicopter flights over neighborhoods across Los Angeles County....
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:05 AM
Democrats were within striking distance of a supermajority in the state Senate late Tuesday, and were drawing near in the Assembly as well, moving the party closer to unilateral power to raise taxes.
The potential gains, a result of sweeping changes...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Janis Berman is co-chairing a new women's group to support the campaign of her husband, Democratic Rep. Howard Berman. Berman is competing with fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman for a newly drawn San Fernando Valley seat in the House of Representatives....
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Rep. Howard Berman on Tuesday launched a campaign website slamming fall election rival and fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman. Berman also recently made some changes at the top of his campaign staff....
| May 2, 2012
| 9:39 PM
Three candidates in hot congressional races got an unusual range of endorsements this week. Actress and animal rights activist Betty White backed Rep. Howard Berman and Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona announced support for businessman Phil Liberatore....