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  • Skelton: Democrats looking to flex muscles in Capitol

     
    The word of the moment in Sacramento is "overreach." Political observers are watching to see what Democrats will do with their new two-thirds majority in the Legislature, and if they'll trigger a backlash from voters by pushing too much, too......
  • Fmr. CA Lieutenant Governor Mervyn Dymally Dies at 86

    Fmr. CA Lieutenant Governor Mervyn Dymally Dies at 86
    LOS ANGELES -- 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....
  • Edna Aliewine dies at 90; Watts community activist founded Christmas parade

    Edna Aliewine dies at 90; Watts community activist founded Christmas parade
    Edna Aliewine, a small woman who left a large imprint on South Los Angeles as founder of the Watts/Willowbrook Christmas Parade and co-creator of the Watts walk of fame, died at her home Tuesday. She was 90 and had lymphoma, her family said. The longtime...
  • Dr. Louis J. Cella Jr. dies at 87; Orange County hospital developer

    Dr. Louis J. Cella Jr. dies at 87; Orange County hospital developer
    Dr. Louis J. Cella Jr., an Orange County physician, hospital developer and political donor whose convictions on tax evasion and Medicare fraud charges in the late 1970s set off a cascade of corruption investigations that altered the county's political...
  • Teresa Hughes dies at 80; veteran state lawmaker

    Teresa Hughes dies at 80; veteran state lawmaker
    Teresa Hughes, a former Democratic state senator and assemblywoman from the Los Angeles area who was best known for her focus on education during her 25 years in the California Legislature, has died. She was 80. Hughes, a resident of Castro Valley,...
  • Janice Hahn adds another African American endorsement

     
    "Sweet" Alice Harris, a longtime Watts activist, became the latest African American leader to endorse Rep. Janice Hahn. Hahn is running against fellow Democratic Rep. Laura Richardson, who is black....
  • The price of our early primary

    Tuesday's primary election cost the state and counties an estimated $100 million, and it produced the lowest turnout since records have been kept. Less than 25% of registered California voters bothered to vote, according to the secretary of state's...
  • Harsh medicine

    MARTIN LUTHER King Jr.-Harbor Hospital won a reprieve on Monday. Federal officials, seeing some progress in the troubled hospital's emergency room, agreed to wait until mid-August before deciding whether to pull their funding. That gives the county more...
  • Side issues in focus for Wright, Dymally in 25th District race

    Side issues in focus for Wright, Dymally in 25th District race
    When former Assemblyman Roderick "Rod" Wright talks about his upcoming election bout against Assemblyman Mervyn M. Dymally (D-Compton), he sometimes refers to a classic 1980 boxing match -- the one in which a younger Larry Holmes defeated legendary...
  • In Tom Bradley's shadow

    The battle between City Councilman Bernard C. Parks and state Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas to replace retiring Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke in the 2nd District in the south and central portions of Los Angeles County provides both a glimpse of where African...
  • District attorney investigates state Sen. Roderick Wright's residency

     
    The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has searched two homes in a probe of whether Democratic state Sen. Roderick Wright lives in the district he represents, officials confirmed today. David Demerjian, who heads the DA's Public Integrity...