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  • Rawlings-Blake hires new communications director with DNC ties

    Rawlings-Blake hires new communications director with DNC ties
    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...
  • It's official: Toni Atkins sworn in as Assembly speaker

    It's official: Toni Atkins sworn in as Assembly speaker
    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....
  • New California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins inaugurated

    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...
  • Toni Atkins, the Assembly's speaker to be

    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...
  • Rep. Schiff sends letter expressing concerns about lack of progress reducing helicopter noise

    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...
  • Dr. Phil Makes Waves on Capitol Hill With Social Causes

    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...
  • Race to succeed Henry Waxman gains candidate, momentum

    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...
  • Assembly Speaker Perez backs Ted Lieu in race for Congress

    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...
  • White House France state dinner guest list

    White House France state dinner guest list
    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 Ms....
  • Congresswoman wants more scrutiny of college accrediting agencies

    Congresswoman wants more scrutiny of college accrediting agencies
    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...
  • Studio Chiefs Gather at DreamWorks Animation for Obama Speech

    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...
  • Obama Talks Gun Violence at DreamWorks Animation

    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...