Come on Abe, you call that weather?Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado is taking his post as acting governor dead serious in this cold, cold time. Yesterday, he wrote a letter -- yes, an actual letter -- to the POTUS himself. And it wasn't about no laughing/Bo-related matter, even though I'm s ... More >>
Image de DenverDid I forget to tell them how much I hate Arizona?Not shockingly, the Republican candidates of California are in a state of confusion after the ransacking they received on Election Day 2010.
They can't understand why, when Latinos and Asian-Americans report being politically l ... More >>
San Francisco Mayor Gavin NewsomBy Hillel Aron
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has won the California lieutenant governor's race, defeating the Republican incumbent Abel Maldonado, according to the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Nevertheless, in his victory speech, News ... More >>
Here's how Los Angeles County voters weighed in on November 2010 Election Day as of about 1:15 a.m. Wednesday morning, with 67% of precincts counted:
Proposition 19 Legalize Marijuana:
YES 582,228 45.39%
NO 700,389 54.61%
Proposition 20 End Gerrymandering:
YES 693,803 57.25%
NO 518,10 ... More >>
San Francisco Mayor Gavin NewsomSan Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is taking heat for running a low-profile campaign for California lieutenant governor, with former San Francisco Mayor and Democratic party insider Willie Brown questioning Newsom's tactics.
"It's nice to see San Francisco Mayo ... More >>
Ted SoquiBell suspects on the board.Updated after the jump with arraignment time tomorrow plus more community reaction, including quotes from Bell activist Cristina Garcia. Originally posted at 9:50 a.m:
By J. Patrick Coolican and Dennis Romero
In what may be an unprecedented crime sweep of ... More >>
Lt. Gov. Abel MaldonadoWhen California State University trustees passed a 5 percent tuition hike for undergraduates last Friday, Lieutenant Govenor Abel Maldonado, who sits on the board of trustees, was sure to vote against the fee increase.
Maldonado, a moderate Republican in a state ... More >>
Abel Maldonado attacked the adultsIf you attend CSUN, Cal State Los Angeles or Cal State Long Beach get ready, because costs for students and their families are taking a major leap, and graduate students are getting slammed even harder. Big college fee hikes were approved just minutes ago.
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San Francisco Mayor Gavin NewsomSan Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom glided easily through the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor yesterday, and now readies himself for a competitive general election race against Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado, a former state senator from Santa Maria ... More >>
Californians vote on Prop. 14 today.Proposition 14, the "open primary" ballot measure that Californians will vote on today, has strong support from the public, who may be reacting to the fact that both the Democratic and Republican state parties oppose the initiative.
According to a new pol ... More >>
Ted SoquiL.A. City Councilwoman Janice HahnAs California voters head to the polls today, Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor hit the radio airwaves and, of course, voted for themselves.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, the front-runner in the lieutenant governor race, made an app ... More >>
Norman MingoSometime 'write-in' candidate Alfred E. NeumanOpponents of Proposition 14, the ballot measure that allows anyone to vote, regardless of party affiliation, in a statewide or congressional primary election, are making a last stand, calling the initiative "dangerous."
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With 15 percent of statewide precincts reporting, Proposition 14, the ballot measure that pushes for an 'open primary' system throughout California, has passed, according to the Los Angeles Times and Sacramento Bee.
Proposition 14 will create primary elections for state and congressional rac ... More >>
Patrick Range McDonaldS.F. Mayor Gavin Newsom walks in the L.A. Gay Pride Parade in June, 2009.San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has won the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, beating out Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn.
With 25 percent of statewide precincts reporting, ... More >>
Not a great day for Janice Hahn, the L.A. councilwoman who hopes to be the state's next lieutenant governor. This afternoon her hometown paper endorsed her rival, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.The L.A. Times editorial concedes that Hahn knows the job, but they're not so comfortable with the id ... More >>
In a case of Sacramento centrists hanging together, Assemblyman Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, and Sen. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, have penned an editorial calling for the confirmation of Sen. Abel Maldonado as lieutenant governor.Maldonado is perhaps the strongest Republican in this year's race for li ... More >>
Sen. Abel Maldonado.Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's pick for Lt. Governor, moderate Republican state Sen. Abel Maldonado, was rejected Thursday by the California Assembly. His nomination had passed muster earlier with the state senate, but Maldonado could only garner 36 and then 37 of 41 needed ... More >>
Abel MaldonadoGov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday appointed state Sen. Abel Maldonado to the position of Lt. Governor, an office vacated by John Garamendi, who left the job to become a U.S. Congressman.
Maldonado is a Republican from Santa Maria who was born to Mexican farm workers. He help ... More >>