| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has tapped connections at the Democratic National Committee to hire a new communications and policy director.
Kevin Harris, 29, of Alexandria, Va., will begin work in Baltimore on Sept. 3.
He currently works as...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:14 PM
With a gospel choir's serenade and countless references to Appalachia, the Assembly inaugurated Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, a Democrat from San Diego, as its new Speaker on Monday.
Atkins took the oath of office with wife Jennifer LeSar at her side....
| May 12, 2014
| 11:14 PM
The state Assembly will now be led with a Southern twang, after Appalachian-born Toni Atkins, a Democrat from San Diego, was inaugurated as speaker Monday.
In an afternoon ceremony in the Assembly chambers, complete with a gospel choir, she was sworn in...
| Mar 5, 2014
It's not like the days when a Willie Brown or a Jesse Unruh could all but take out a lease on the Assembly speaker's offices in Sacramento. Term limits mean Toni Atkins will have to vacate the premises not much more than two years after she takes over the...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta on Monday, saying that they have yet to see any demonstrated or significant progress toward reducing helicopter...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
When it comes to critical social causes, Dr. Phil McGraw ventures beyond the walls of Paramount Studios to make an impact. McGraw has testified before Congress on two high-profile occasions, the first on June 14, 2010, before the U.S. House Subcommittee...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:53 PM
The list of would-be successors to longtime Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) continued to grow on Monday.
Attorney Barbara Mulvaney, a fomer senior trial attorney for the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and on the staff of the State...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:11 PM
California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) has added his name to a growing list of endorsements of state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), who is running for Congress.
"Ted's smarts, skills, tenacity and record make him the best choice for...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:59 PM
The White House has released this list of expected attendees at Tuesday’s state dinner in honor of France.
The President and Mrs. Obama
His Excellency Francois Hollande, president of French Republic Mr. J.J. Abrams, Pacific Palisades, CA
| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:52 PM
A California lawmaker Thursday questioned whether the federal government is providing enough scrutiny of higher education accrediting agencies, citing the controversial decision by a private panel to revoke the accreditation of City College of San...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Studio chiefs and Los Angeles officials were gathered Tuesday morning at DreamWorks Animation for President Obama's speech to employees, as well as a meeting with film and TV executives.
Based on seating arrangements, those expected at the event...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Speaking to several hundred DreamWorks employees on Tuesday, President Obama touted the entertainment industry as a "bright spot" in the American economy, but also said showbiz had a responsibility on such issues as gun violence.
"We have got to make...