| Aug 18, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Lois Hill Hale, a longtime congressional aide whose Rolodex of influential contacts and outspoken presence on the school board in Inglewood helped make her a pillar of the local civil rights movement, has died. She was 78.
Hill Hale, who also worked...
| Dec 16, 2013
There has been great consternation in recent days over the best way to select an interim school board member to complete the term of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte, who died this month. The two of us, both former school board members, believe that LaMotte'...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:15 PM
SACRAMENTO — Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) has cruised to victory in a special election for the state Senate seat vacated by Democrat Curren Price when he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council this year.
Mitchell received 80....
| Jul 15, 2012
Willis Edwards, a civil rights and political activist in Los Angeles' African American community and the former leader of the Beverly Hills-Hollywood branch of the NAACP who was a controversial force behind its entertainment industry Image Awards, has...
| Nov 15, 2011
Teresa Hughes, a former Democratic state senator and assemblywoman from the Los Angeles area who was best known for her focus on education during her 25 years in the California Legislature, has died. She was 80.
Hughes, a resident of Castro Valley,...
| Jul 31, 2010
Starting pitcher for Brooklyn Dodgers
Billy Loes, 80, who pitched on three pennant-winning Brooklyn Dodgers teams in the 1950s, died July 15 at a hospice in Tucson, said his wife, Irene. He had diabetes for several years and had open heart...
| May 24, 2012
The Rev. Hamel Hartford Brookins, an influential bishop and former pastor of the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles who became a political power broker, civil rights leader and mentor to former Mayor Tom Bradley, the Rev. Jesse...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:35 PM
As the Dec. 30 official start of next year’s campaign season nears, the pace is picking up for those already seeking seats in the state Legislature, mostly in the Assembly: In the San Fernando Valley’s new 46th District, businesswoman...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 9:39 PM
Former Rep. Diane Watson is backing at least two rivals for the same Assembly seat next year. Candidates in other Assembly races announce endorsements....
| Apr 26, 2012
| 9:38 PM
Former Rep. Diane E. Watson (D-Los Angeles) is recovering at home after suffering a heart attack. "I'm feeling good," she said Thursday....
| Nov 23, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Underscoring the racial overtones of an intra-party fight for a new Los Angeles County congressional district, the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday endorsed Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach)....
| Nov 16, 2011
| 9:38 PM
Former Gov. George Deukmejian on Wednesday endorsed aerospace engineer Nathan Mintz for a newly drawn state Assembly seat. The Mintz campaign announced the former GOP governor’s backing one day after Republican businessman Craig Huey jumped into the...