| Nov 2, 2010
Democrat Barbara Boxer won her fourth term to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, dashing GOP hopes of removing the liberal icon with a strong challenge from former Hewlett-Packard Co. chief executive Carly Fiorina.
The campaign was among the most difficult in...
| Nov 2, 2010
Democrats retained their Senate majority Tuesday, losing five seats but winning key races in West Virginia and California.
Republicans scored big gains, taking Senate seats from Democrats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arkansas, North Dakota and Indiana....
| Nov 18, 2010
This year House Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated she would do everything in her power to bring to a vote the legislation recognizing the Armenian Genocide at the hands of Ottoman Turks in 1915.
But Pelosi's power is much diminished since the Nov. 2...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 11:32 PM
The seating arrangement on the dais in the City Council chambers may have changed but the faces haven't.
Incumbents Toni Iseman, Kelly Boyd and Elizabeth Pearson were re-installed Tuesday, winners of the 2010 City Council election, bucking a national...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 9:40 PM
MARIN COUNTY (KTLA) -- A 47-year-old man is in jail Saturday after allegedly making threats against Senator Barbara Boxer.
Kevin Joseph O'Connell, 47, was arrested near his home in San Rafael Saturday morning and booked on one count of making criminal...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 3:09 PM
Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) have been raising alarms about potential new hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed region on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan where violence erupted for years after the fall of...
| Apr 16, 2011
| 5:48 PM
SAN ONOFRE (KTLA) -- Last week's emergency drill at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station was successful on all counts, officials said Friday.
The biennial drill involved mock emergency incidents such as a reactor leak, fires and cracked cooling...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 9:27 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — The audience cheered and clapped every time Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina threw a jab at Sen. Barbara Boxer.
"She's ineffective and can't get anything done," she said.
But other than that, the former technology...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) may have found a new energy source for California — the pavement beneath your car tires.
Last week, Gatto introduced Assembly Bill 306, a proposal to launch tests of “piezoelectric” generation of...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 4:09 PM
Chicago-area bus and train riders, along with highway construction workers, ought to feel better knowing that gridlock appears to be easing in the halls of the U.S. Congress.
That was the message Friday from three suburban representatives who,...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 12:11 PM
Three recipients of this year’s Truman Awards presented last weekend by the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley have local ties.
The party is an umbrella organization made up of 27 area Democratic clubs, which names a top volunteer each...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 11:06 AM
SACRAMENTO (KTLA) - California lawmakers are rushing to introduce legislation aimed at preventing scandals similar to that involving former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, as his preliminary hearing on sex abuse charges begins this week.