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  • Opening statements made in Sen. Rod Wright's voter fraud trial

    State Sen. Roderick D. Wright (D-Inglewood) deliberately misled voters and broke the law when he took steps to run for an Inglewood-area seat several years ago, a Los Angeles County prosecutor said Thursday during opening statements in Wright's perjury...
  • Senator misled voters during run for district seat, prosecutors say

    State Sen. Roderick D. Wright deliberately misled voters and broke the law when he took steps to run for an Inglewood-area seat several years ago, a Los Angeles County prosecutor said Thursday. He spoke during opening statements in Wright's trial on...
  • Mervyn Dymally dies at 86; former lieutenant governor, congressman and legislator

    Mervyn Dymally dies at 86; former lieutenant governor, congressman and legislator
    Mervyn M. Dymally, the Trinidad-born former teacher whose ground-breaking if sometimes-controversial political career spanned more than four decades and included a stint as California's only black lieutenant governor, has died. He was 86. Dymally, who...
  • For the record

    Nobel Prize: The headline on an article in the Oct. 9 Section A about the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine said that the award went to two stem cell researchers. One winner, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, is a stem cell researcher, but Sir John Gurdon is not....
  • Services for Mervyn Dymally set for Oct. 17

     Services for Mervyn Dymally set for Oct. 17
    Services will be held Oct. 17 for former state lieutenant governor and lawmaker Mervyn M. Dymally. Dymally, who blazed trails for generations of African American officeholders, died Sunday at 86. A viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Holy...
  • Services set for political trailblazer Mervyn Dymally

     
    Services for former California lieutenant governor and lawmaker Mervyn M. Dymally will be held Oct. 17. The family has established a memorial fund in his name....
  • Former Lt. Gov. Mervyn Dymally remembered by California leaders

     
    Former Lt. Gov. Dymally remembered...
  • Proposition 30 campaign takes aim at Molly and Charles Munger [Updated]

     
    A group of education and Democratic political leaders are urging Molly Munger to reconsider her campaign tactics, saying she could bring down Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax proposal on the November ballot. Backers of Proposition 30, Brown’s plan to...
  • Mervyn M. Dymally, former state lieutenant governor, dies at 86

     
    Mervyn M. Dymally, the Trinidad-born former teacher whose groundbreaking if sometimes controversial political career spanned more than four decades and included a stint as California’s only black lieutenant governor, has died. He was 86. Dymally,...
  • Caltrans worker resigns amid allegations of misused trucks

     
    A Department of Transportation employee has resigned after an investigation was launched into allegations that some workers were using trucks rented by the agency for personal use. The allegations came to light after KCBS-TV broadcast a report Thursday...
  • Pelosi to host memorial service for Mervyn Dymally in Washington

     
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will host a memorial service in Washington for the late Mervyn M. Dymally. Dymally, known as the "Godfather of African American politics" in California, died Oct. 7 at age 86....
  • Jerry Brown to take part in Capitol tree-lighting ceremony

     
    Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne Gust Brown, will attend the 81st annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the state Capitol on Wednesday evening. The 50-foot tall white fir tree from Shasta County is the Capitol’s first Christmas tree......