| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:18 PM
Officials from USC and Los Angeles will light the Olympic torch at the Coliseum for 24 hours beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday to honor former President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his death.
Kennedy gave the Democratic National Convention...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:34 AM
SACRAMENTO -- A website run by California Assembly Republicans has come under fire this week, with critics alleging it misleads visitors about the Affordable Care Act and one Democratic congresswoman calling for it to be taken down.
The Assembly GOP...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:59 PM
During a raucous rally of striking social workers on Friday, Los Angeles County child-welfare chief Philip Browning made a surprise appearance before the crowd and urged them to return to work.
“I support social workers, but I want you to come...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Striking social workers took to the picket lines for a second day Friday, with no progress reported in negotiations with Los Angeles County and a probable escalation of work-site actions next week by the county's largest public-employee union.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 11:45 AM
As Hillary Rodham Clinton weighs whether to try again to become the nation's first female president, notable women politicians from Los Angeles will headline a fund-raiser Wednesday for a group urging her to run.
Councilwoman Nury Martinez, the lone...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:10 PM
When President Obama officially announced Thursday that several low-income Los Angeles neighborhoods would be eligible for grants as part of his signature poverty initiative, some city officials reacted with surprise that none of the areas were in South...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Hundreds of people gathered Saturday in Leimert Park to hear speeches and witness reenactments commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
The events began about 9 a.m. with a march along Martin Luther King Jr. and Crenshaw boulevards...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:54 PM
WASHINGTON — The issue of Syria has scrambled the usual political alliances that have long defined California’s members of Congress, even as President Obama and delegation leaders seek to persuade them to side with him.
Backing their party&...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:43 PM
WASHINGTON -- When it comes to the question of whether lawmakers should accept their pay during the federal government shutdown, California’s congressional delegation is, as usual, divided.
Some Democrats and Republicans are forgoing their...
| Sep 28, 2012
As the June primary for the newly created 44th Congressional District approached, Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach) was already fighting for her political life. She was under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for allegedly pressuring...
| Feb 26, 2013
A year and a month is hardly enough time on which to base an adequate assessment of a City Council member, but in the case of Joe Buscaino, it will have to do. Buscaino was elected in January 2012 to finish out what was left of the term of Janice Hahn,...
| Nov 4, 2012
President: Barack Obama. The president's accomplishments during his first four years — steadying the economy, rescuing the automobile industry and winning passage of measures to stimulate the economy, crack down on financial industry abuses and...