| Feb 20, 2013
| 9:30 PM
Dave Spence has sat behind the City Council dais for more than 20 years. At 75, he is the oldest elected official in the city, with five terms as mayor under his belt. Spence says his breadth of experience will help the council maintain the city's...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Our divided, gridlocked political system seems incapable of resolving the government's long-term deficit problem.
Sometimes members of Congress sound like they're still in a political science class, rather than the real political world.
| Oct 10, 2012
David Dreier was 26, still living in a dorm at Claremont McKenna College and working as a college administrator, when he ran for Congress the first time, in 1978. He lost then but never thereafter. Sixteen times, Dreier was elected to the House of...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar announced his candidacy Thursday for California’s 31st Congressional district, the newly drawn San Bernardino County district currently occupied by GOP stalwart U.S. Rep. Jerry Lewis....
| Jan 12, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Jerry Lewis of California: U.S. Rep. Jerry Lewis, dean of California's GOP delegation, announces his plans to retire, further shaking up California congressional politics....
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Santa Monica businessman Al Ramirez says he plans to challenge Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) this year. No big names have stepped up yet....
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Veteran Rep. David Dreier, one of California's most influential Republicans in Congress, announced Wednesday that he won't be running for reelection, perhaps the biggest casualty of the state's first-ever citizens-drawn political map, which cast him...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 4:45 PM
The U.S. Forest Service did not use all of the water-dropping aircraft at its disposal as the 2009 Station fire spread quickly across the Angeles National Forest the first night of the blaze, but it’s unclear whether doing so would have made a...
| May 16, 2012
| 4:05 PM
La Cañada Flintridge homeowners may hate them, but the barriers that have lined hillside streets since the 2009 Station fire aren't going away any time soon.
Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service...
| May 23, 2012
| 6:47 PM
One of the world's oldest civilizations took a major step toward democracy Wednesday as polls closed in Egypt's historic vote for president, even as many worried the armed forces would quash the results if the top brass doesn't like the country's choice....
| May 24, 2012
| 5:56 PM
Cairo -- About half all Egypt's registered voters had cast ballots through the second and final day of the country's historic presidential election, a top elections official said Thursday.
Voting continued into the night Thursday. Farouk Sultan, head...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 7:52 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) came to La Cañada Flintridge on Wednesday to decry the partisan division in Congress and warn that it could lead to economic devastation.
“This is a terrible way to run a government. It is a byproduct, I think, of an...