Ballona Wetlands, the last major tidal marsh in Southern California, has been the center of a furious recent debate pitting environmental groups against Annenberg Foundation and state agencies, who want to construct a huge building there. Now, a mysterious underground drain system installed by deve ... More >>
With just under 24,000 absentee ballots counted by the city clerk, incumbent Steve Zimmer has a significant 16-point lead over challenger Kate Anderson. Zimmer has tried as best he can to hold the middle ground between the teachers union and the reformers. But middle grounds are hard to come by in ... More >>
Update, 11:39 PM: The race is tightening up a bit, with Zimmer's lead down to 10 percent. Incumbent Steve Zimmer has a significant lead over challenger Kate Anderson, with absentee ballots and a small number at-poll ballots being counted. This race was expected to go down to the wire. But Zimmer ... More >>
Confused about the measures and races on Tuesday's ballot? This California Voter Guide for November 6, 2012 contains a summary of all state measures and several key races. It does not take a position but does touch on controversies, polls and analysis. Proposition 30: Jerry Brown's Tax Hike Governo ... More >>
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Richboy Slim, worth $74 billion.Forbes' annual list of "The World's Billionaires" was released this week, and (gasp) a Mexican, Carlos Slim Helu, took the top spot for the second time in a row. The U.S. grip on the billionaire game, and California's too, has been slipping even as the ultra-r ... More >>
Mayor V's candidates get $1 million in support.L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants to keep his grip on the L.A. school board, and he's got some friends in high places helping him out. One of those friends, the Anshutz Corp., has given $100,000 to the Coalition for School Reform, a committe ... More >>
Patrick Soon-Shiong.The Los Angeles Business Journal's annual list of 50 "Wealthiest Angelenos" hits the streets this week and, despite the economic doldrums hitting the Angel City elite, their net worth is up 14 percent to $93 billion. That's more than the worth of billionaires in some Weste ... More >>
I pledge allegiance to dis vvallet.The California Fair Political Practices Commission has compiled a list of the last decade's top political donors in the state. Film producer and real estate developer Steve Bing topped the list with $58 million in contributions, mostly to Democrats and Democ ... More >>
Until yesterday, the most common keywords on Google linked to Bob Dylan were probably words like folk singer, blues, and songwriter. Now the words are "poo," "defecation" (New York Magazine)," "crap" (TMZ), "stinky" (Hollywood Rag), and "stank" (Celebitchy).One thing the non-Malibu crowd should reme ... More >>
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