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  • City Council Meeting Wrap-Up

    The following is from the March 19 City Council meeting. All council members were present. * EXTRAORDINARY BUSINESS Mayor Kelly Boyd presented a proclamation declaring April as Donate Life California Month in Laguna Beach to Marisa Garcia, ambassador...
  • Scenes at the DNC: Senator duet

    Scenes at the DNC: Senator duet
    Leading up to a speech by former President Bill Clinton, California Senators Barbara Boxer (left) and Diane Feinstein mingle on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. -- Steve Appleford, Times Community News 
  • Boxer raises environmental concerns over Keystone XL pipeline

    Boxer raises environmental concerns over Keystone XL pipeline
    In a sign of hardening skepticism toward the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, a top Senate Democrat has sent a letter to the Obama administration asking about a possible conflict of interest between the pipeline operator and a company handling the...
  • Boehner predicts bipartisan support for House payroll tax plan

    Boehner predicts bipartisan support for House payroll tax plan
    The GOP-led House is expected to push through a payroll tax cut package Tuesday that is dead on arrival in the Senate as Congress races a year-end deadline to keep the tax break for 160 million American workers that expires at the end of the year....
  • Matt Fong dies at 57; former California state treasurer

    Matt Fong dies at 57; former California state treasurer
    Reporting from Sacramento -- Matthew Kipling Fong, a former California state treasurer who ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 1998, died Wednesday at his home in Pasadena after a long bout with skin cancer. He was 57. Fong, a Republican, was the...
  • Advocacy group's extreme weather map brings climate change home

     
    A new map published today by the Natural Resources Defense Council makes it plain that extreme weather attributable to climate change isn’t something that only happens in other parts of the world. Chances are, you’ve had your own Hurricane...
  • California's congressionally favorite word

     
    Blah blah blah deficit blah blah blah tax … Exactly how you expect members of Congress to sound, right? You would be surprised how wrong that can be. The Sunlight Foundation tracks word use on Capitol Hill, like how often......
  • Long-stalled downtown courthouse plan gets green light

     
    The General Services Administration is moving ahead with plans to build a long-stalled federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, even though the project has drawn scrutiny from congressional Republicans eager to reduce the federal budget deficit. But...
  • Santa Monica businessman to challenge Dianne Feinstein

     
    Santa Monica businessman Al Ramirez says he plans to challenge Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) this year. No big names have stepped up yet....
  • 2 key aides leave Beutner's campaign for L.A. mayor

     
    Two high-level political consultants have quit the 2013 campaign of Los Angeles mayoral candidate Austin Beutner, just days after he gave a major policy speech attacking City Hall. Sean Clegg and Ace Smith, who belong to the San Francisco-based firm SCN...
  • Let's socialize contraceptive services and be done with it

     
    Democratic U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer, Calif.; Patty Murray, Washington; and Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire published an editorial in today's Wall Street Journal (read the whole thing on the San Francisco Chronicle's website) defending mandatory free...
  • House Republicans push new oil drilling to fund road projects

     
    Oil drilling: A measure that would allow new oil drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to energy exploration is headed for a vote in the Republican-controlled House. It is expected to be...