| May 9, 2012
The newly created 44th Congressional District sprawls from San Pedro to Watts and across to South Gate. Its many blue-collar communities have been hard hit by the economic downturn and share a need for jobs, safe and affordable housing, and a...
| May 10, 2012
California's redistricting reforms of 2008 and 2010 took crucial boundary drawing power away from political parties and gave it to an independent commission. The "top two" initiative of 2010 snatched the primaries away from the parties by awarding the...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 10:50 AM
SAN PEDRO, Calif. (KTLA) -- After more than 50 years in service, the public can now walk aboard the decks of the USS Iowa.
The ship opened as a floating museum Saturday at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro.
General admission ticket cost $18....
| 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...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:40 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and his fellow Democrats are on the cusp of a coveted supermajority in both the Assembly and Senate, giving them the rare power to raise taxes without any Republican support.
No single party has held such a supermajority in...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 6:12 AM
WASHINGTON -- Republicans held on to their House majority in Tuesday's election, leaving Democrats well short of the net gain of 25 seats they needed to take control.
"The American people have once again given the House of Representatives to Republicans,...
| 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,...
| May 4, 2011
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A group of Los Angeles Dodgers fans have launched an effort to purchase the Major League Baseball franchise much in the same way that the NFL's Green Bay Packers are organized.
A website was launched called www.ownthedodgers.com, to...
| May 14, 2010
Political party: Democrat
Occupation: Los Angeles City Council member
Age: 58; born in Los Angeles
City of residence: San Pedro community of Los Angeles
Personal: divorced; three children
Education: bachelor of science degree in...
| Jul 14, 2011
Candidates eager to replace Janice Hahn on the Los Angeles City Council started throwing their hats into the ring even before Hahn declared victory in Tuesday's special election for a South Bay congressional seat.
San Pedro firefighter Pat McOsker...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 11:46 AM
Wife, mother of L.A.-area politicians
Ramona Hahn, 86, widow of the late county Supervisor Kenneth Hahn and mother of both former Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn and City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, died Monday, her children announced. She was...