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  • Mayor Garcetti to convention: 'California Democrats get things done'

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti opened the state’s Democratic convention on Saturday with a tribute to the party’s dominance in California, saying it has ensured progress on climate change, immigration, public transit and civil rights....
  • State Democrats to descend on L.A. for annual party convention

    State Democrats to descend on L.A. for annual party convention
    Thousands of California Democrats will descend on downtown Los Angeles on Friday to kick off their annual convention, largely a celebration of the party’s dominance in state politics, but also a showcase of some internal spats that leaders tried...
  • Washington's Hazel Slide was a long-known risk

    Washington's Hazel Slide was a long-known risk
    ARLINGTON, Wash. — The Stillaguamish River and the Hazel Slide have been rivals for decades. The river eats away at the clay and sand hillside to the north of the snaking river. Weakened by the erosion, the hill’s foot lacks the strength...
  • Women earn 83 cents for every $1 men earn in L.A. city government

    Women earn 83 cents for every $1 men earn in L.A. city government
    For every dollar earned by men working in Los Angeles city government,¬†female workers¬†earn 83 cents, according to an infographic "snapshot" released Thursday by City Controller Ron Galperin. The numbers, highlighted in honor of Women’s History...
  • Chris Christie cleared of bridge traffic role by attorneys he hired

    Chris Christie cleared of bridge traffic role by attorneys he hired
    An internal review by a team of lawyers hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie concluded that the governor’s aides came up with the idea to close off the access lanes to the George Washington Bridge on their own, without the governor or other...
  • California's film production tax credit passes first legislative test

    California's film production tax credit passes first legislative test
    SACRAMENTO -- Legislation aimed at extending California's film production tax credit won unanimous bipartisan support from its first committee. The bill is urgently needed to give California an incentive to lure movie and television production back to...
  • State lawmaker sues California health exchange over cancellations

    State lawmaker sues California health exchange over cancellations
    A Republican state lawmaker sued California’s health insurance exchange, saying it overstepped its authority by refusing to allow more than 900,000 people to keep their existing health policies. In his suit, state Sen. Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin)...
  • County supervisor candidates face off over campaign money in debate

    County supervisor candidates face off over campaign money in debate
    Contrasting approaches to paying for their campaigns emerged as an issue Thursday as four candidates to replace Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky faced off in their first major debate. The debate offered an opportunity for key contenders...
  • Debate in supervisor's race heats up on campaign funds

    Debate in supervisor's race heats up on campaign funds
    In the first major debate of the campaign, four of the candidates vying to replace Zev Yaroslavsky on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors faced off Thursday in a debate that focused mostly on fundraising. It was an opportunity for key contenders...
  • Obama's environmental advisor set to return to Los Angeles

    Obama's environmental advisor set to return to Los Angeles
    WASHINGTON – Nancy Sutley, the top White House environmental advisor, is a fan of Wallace and Gromit, the claymation movie stars. Wallace, a tinkerer, habitually gets in trouble with his elaborate inventions, and Gromit, his silent but hyper-...
  • Mexico's Guerrero state teeters on the edge of chaos

    Mexico's Guerrero state teeters on the edge of chaos
    CHILPANCINGO, Mexico — On a cool evening in February, Pioquinto Damian, the head of the Chamber of Commerce here in Guerrero's capital city, was locked away in his downtown apartment, afraid to step outside. He was convinced that the mayor had...