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  • Steve Dayan Elected Chairman of California Film Commission

    Steve Dayan, recently elected as secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 399, was chosen as the chairman of the California Film Commission for its 2014 term. Dayan was chosen at a meeting of the commission at SAG-AFTRA headquarters in Los Angeles on...
  • Echoes of a long-ago sting operation

    SACRAMENTO — It just can't be, what they're saying about state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon — that he took $60,000 in bribes during an FBI sting operation. Nobody these days could be that stupid. Right? Pocketing the money from essentially a...
  • PBS NewsHour Correspondent Ray Suarez To Join Al Jazeera America

    Ray Suarez, a veteran correspondent for PBS NewsHour, will join cable-news outlet Al Jazeera America as host of its 5 p.m. program "Inside Story," the Qatar-backed outlet said Monday. The hire shows the news network continuing to hire and staff up after...
  • Assemblywoman Garcia calls for Sen. Calderon to resign

    Assemblywoman Garcia calls for Sen. Calderon to resign
    SACRAMENTO -- State Assemblywoman Christina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) called Friday for state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) to resign after a cable TV network reported allegations that he accepted $40,000 in bribes from an undercover FBI agent as...
  • Affidavits are key to corruption cases, former FBI agent says

    Affidavits are key to corruption cases, former FBI agent says
    SACRAMENTO -- When it comes to a federal corruption case, there are few things more important than an affidavit, according to former FBI agent James Wedick. The affidavit, a sworn statement made in support of an investigation, can be "90% of your case,"...
  • L.A. Now Live: State Sen. Ronald Calderon faces bribery probe

    Join us at 9 a.m. for an L.A. Now Live chat with Times staff writer Anthony York, who has been reporting on embattled state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello). Calderon has come under fire in connection with federal investigations into alleged...
  • Will an FBI Sting Stymie Efforts to Supersize California's Production Tax Incentives?

    As Sacramento was shaken by news of an "Argo"-esque FBI sting operation aimed at State Sen. Ron Calderon's support for film tax incentives, it raised concerns that it will make a planned push to expand the California credits all the more difficult....
  • Will Calderon scandal delay film tax credit bill?

    Will the federal probe into the activities of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon delay or derail efforts to expand California's film tax credit program? That's the question many in the film industry were privately asking after reports emerged that federal...
  • In California and Washington, scandal spreads, government stumbles on

    In California and Washington, scandal spreads, government stumbles on
    A little tour of political news: In Los Angeles, a former aide to City Councilman Jose Huizar filed a lawsuit alleging that he had harassed and punished her when she refused to provide sexual favors. (Not true, the married councilman said; it was a...
  • State Sen. Lieu said he's cooperating with federal probe as witness

    SACRAMENTO -- State Sen. Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance) said Thursday that he has been interviewed by federal investigators who are undertaking a public corruption investigation at the Capitol but said he was assured he is a witness in the building case, not...
  • ABC sells out Oscars. 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff in works.

    ABC sells out Oscars. 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff in works.
    After the coffee. Before waiting for the Great Pumpkin.  The Skinny: My Miley Cyrus costume didn't arrive in time so I guess I'll just have to stay home this Halloween and watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" unless one of my loyal readers...
  • Report: California Lawmaker Took Payments for Pushing Expanded Production Tax Credit

    Al Jazeera America reported on Wednesday that California State Sen. Ron Calderon, one of the key champions of the film production incentive program, was the target of an FBI sting operation in which undercover agents posed as an independent movie...