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  • Crenshaw Post Office to be named for Tom Bradley

     
    President Obama signed a bill Wednesday to rename the Crenshaw Post Office for former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles). "I am pleased that the President signed this bill to rename......
  • Diane Watson looks back on a career as a legislator and inspiration

     
    A remarkable L.A. political career comes to an end Wednesday, when, at the age of 77, Diane Watson attends the inauguration of her favored successor to the multiethnic 33rd Congressional District, former Assembly Speaker Karen Bass. Watson won her first.....
  • Parolee arrested on suspicion of making threats against Diane Watson

     
    A South Los Angeles parolee was arrested Friday on suspicion of making a series of phone calls threatening to kill retired U.S. Rep. Diane Watson, authorities said....
  • Ridley-Thomas backs opponent of Parks in South Los Angeles contest, rekindling an old feud

     
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas threw his support behind Los Angeles City Council candidate Forescee Hogan-Rowles at a late afternoon fundraiser in Hancock Park Sunday, calling her “very capable,” “very well-regarded” with...
  • Political Landscape: New chair for entertainment industry caucus

    Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) will succeed Rep. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) as the chair of the Congressional Entertainment Industries Caucus in the 112th Congress, which convenes in January. The Entertainment Industries Caucus was established...
  • Mary King (Klohs)

    Mary King (Klohs)
    Mary King (Klohs) Mary was born in Sydney Australia 12/27/1925, she leaves us peacefully on 6/15/2011. Moving from Australia in her 20’s she went to live with family in Windsor Ontario where she met and married Bill Klohs in 1949. They would...
  • Mary B. Henry dies at 82; civil rights activist improved education, healthcare in L.A.

    Mary B. Henry dies at 82; civil rights activist improved education, healthcare in L.A.
    Mary B. Henry, a civil rights activist who helped create the national Head Start program and fostered the rise of the Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center from the ashes of the 1965 Watts riots, died Friday. She was 82. She died of natural causes...
  • Noel Irwin Hentschel calls on friends to help with China quake aid

    Noel Irwin Hentschel calls on friends to help with China quake aid
    ENTERTAINMENT industry moguls and various local billionaires seem to have two favorite California Republicans: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (of course) and the not as well known but equally liked Noel Irwin Hentschel. This week, the Bel Air entrepreneur...
  • Let Cherokees decide who's Cherokee

    I'M PROUD TO BE a Cherokee citizen who is also descended from black slaves, and the Cherokee Nation I know is one of the most diverse, welcoming societies on Earth. Yet today, my tribe stands accused of racism and is the target of legislation introduced...
  • Mark Ridley-Thomas works to connect with voters

    During a day of stop-and-go campaigning for the 2nd District seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas paused for a little criticism from his campaign manager: You need to do more to toot your own horn. "You have...
  • Sharp words in race for L.A. city attorney

    With the March 3 election less than three weeks away, the race for Los Angeles city attorney is taking a considerably sharper tone. A day after several city officials expressed their dislike of a campaign mailer sent by City Councilman Jack Weiss, one of...
  • Side issues in focus for Wright, Dymally in 25th District race

    Side issues in focus for Wright, Dymally in 25th District race
    When former Assemblyman Roderick "Rod" Wright talks about his upcoming election bout against Assemblyman Mervyn M. Dymally (D-Compton), he sometimes refers to a classic 1980 boxing match -- the one in which a younger Larry Holmes defeated legendary...