| May 9, 2012
The newly created 44th Congressional District sprawls from San Pedro to Watts and across to South Gate. Its many blue-collar communities have been hard hit by the economic downturn and share a need for jobs, safe and affordable housing, and a...
| May 10, 2012
California's redistricting reforms of 2008 and 2010 took crucial boundary drawing power away from political parties and gave it to an independent commission. The "top two" initiative of 2010 snatched the primaries away from the parties by awarding the...
| Nov 4, 2012
President: Barack Obama. The president's accomplishments during his first four years — steadying the economy, rescuing the automobile industry and winning passage of measures to stimulate the economy, crack down on financial industry abuses and...
| 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...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 8:24 PM
National Football League, meet your worst nightmare: a potential team owner who can call his own shots.
Or wasn't that the signal flashed last week by Phil Anschutz, 100% owner of AEG and master of the downtown football stadium site that the league...
| Feb 26, 2013
A year and a month is hardly enough time on which to base an adequate assessment of a City Council member, but in the case of Joe Buscaino, it will have to do. Buscaino was elected in January 2012 to finish out what was left of the term of Janice Hahn,...
| Jul 23, 2011
The last time there was nobody by the name of Hahn in L.A. politics, there was a man by the name of Truman in the White House. Now Janice Hahn moves her political game from the Los Angeles City Council to a place down the road from the executive mansion:...
| Mar 25, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The Los Angeles City Council started cracking open municipal piggy banks Wednesday, hoping it could shake loose enough change to keep the city's network of neighborhood arts centers in place amid a budget crisis. Councilwoman Janice Hahn anted up $9,000.....
| Feb 28, 2012
| 9:40 PM
The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor announced the candidates it is endorsing in this year's congressional and legislative races. Labor's support can be crucial in close contests in strongly Democratic districts....
| Feb 10, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown will appear at the California Democratic Party convention in San Diego on Saturday to make his pitch for his ballot initiative to raise taxes on sales and on upper incomes for the next five years....
| Feb 10, 2012
| 10:37 AM
Los Angeles' City Hall East, the boxier and less beguiling building across the street from City Hall, will soon be renamed "James K. Hahn City Hall East."...