In extraordinarily candid remarks to Los Angeles community activists, U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters ripped into fellow Democrat and U.S. Congressman Henry Waxman over plans to expand Los Angeles International Airport.
At a Westchester Democratic Club meeting this past weekend, Waters minced no w ... 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 >>
Sick and tired of helicopters flying low over your neighborhood?
California-based federal legislators, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein and U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman, today introduced the "Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act" to restrict flight paths and limit how low choppers can fly.
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Okay, pot people.
You like to complain a lot about how bad Obama's been treating you lately, sending his feds in to bust Oaksterdam University and other California-legal marijuana establishments.
But you didn't have enough buds to pass full legalization in 2010 in California, and you haven't exact ... More >>
Update, 3:10 p.m.: Congressman Henry Waxman weighs in, after the break.
The brouhaha over the Westside subway keeps getting more interesting ... by the prodding of the Beverly Hills Unified School District, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has agreed to extend its public comment for the mul ... More >>
You contributed cash to your favorite U.S. representative's campaign, hoping he'd use the money to fight the good fight and knockout his foe.
But in many cases a lot of that money is going to "babysitters, five-star hotels in Athens, six-figure salaries for candidates' family members and thousands ... More >>
New York Times, circa 2007Still annoying.Update: L.A. City Councilman Bill Rosendahl says he has some tricks up his sleeve to possibly take down the airport before 2015. Also, he calls it "a health emergency for the lungs of my people." More drama below.
Originally posted October 18 at 12:50 ... More >>
baycitizen.orgWas Obama blinded by the wonders green jobs could do for his campaign?Solyndra, Inc., the NorCal solar company that just blew through a $535 million loan from the federal government and is being probed by the FBI, had a lot more to lose than the money. (Hell, what's $535 million ... More >>
Janice Hahnâ€‹Newly minted Rep. Janice Hahn faces a tough choice if she wants to stay in Congress for more than a year. By the looks of the latest redistricting maps, she will be drawn into a coastal district that also includes Rep. Henry Waxman.Waxman has been in Congress for 36 years, and is as cl ... More >>
Fukushima, on-edge.Update: Minor amounts of radiation are projected to reach SoCal by Friday, after the jump.
Could radiation from Japan's quake-stricken nuclear power plants reach Los Angeles?
It's a long shot. But a look at Pacific jet stream animation shows that what happens in Japan doe ... More >>
BanBillboardBlight.orgMeasure A: the Trojan Horse of tall wall billboards for WeHoOriginally posted 3/2/11: See update at the end of the post: Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and Congressman Henry Waxman both oppose Measure A.
Measure A is expected to bring several hundred new voters out to the p ... More >>
The supes.A group called the Full Disclosure Network alleged over the weekend that recent Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meetings announced as public forums were closed to outsiders in violation of state open-meeting rules.
The meetings took place in Washington, D.C. May 5 and 6 as ... More >>
In it's quest to light a fire under the Obama administration on the issue, the Reform Immigration For America Campaign is planning a big town hall meeting in the Los Angeles area next week, with Senator Barbara Boxer, Congressman Henry Waxman and Congressman Xavier Becerra on its list of inv ... More >>
May Day Cops Dodge Bullet No LAPD officers involved in the 2007 May Day melee in MacArthur Park will be fired, although Chief Bill Bratton had called for four terminations. L.A. TimesCut the Comedy Birmingham High School administrators will be disciplined for allowing Sacha Baron Cohen to use the sc ... More >>
No one on the governing board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority had the courage to tell it like it is to the warring factions that showed up Thursday to push their pet transit projects.
The message to the people who want to extend the Gold Line to mars, via Ontario airport, would have go ... More >>