Following last month's fatal crash of a private jet at Santa Monica Airport, the city of Santa Monica is suing the Federal Aviation Administration over control of the neighborhood landing strip. See also: Fiery Crash at Santa Monica Airport. The community around Santa Monica Airport, including Mar ... More >>
Santa Monica Airport wasn't really built for jets. But the airport's location on the moneyed Westside has made it a hub for billionaires and Hollywood elites who rock multimillion-dollar private aircraft. See also: Fiery Crash at Santa Monica Airport. It's been a sore spot for neighbors wary of mu ... More >>
The heat is on. Kate Anderson, an activist mom and successful attorney with political chops -- she worked for Congress members Henry Waxman and Jane Harman -- will try to oust Steve Zimmer, the Westside's man on Los Angeles Unified School Board, in March 2013. Zimmer has emerged as a fierce oppone ... More >>
NorCal's Nancy Pelosi finds nothing shady about her convenient investment in Visa.As we learned on "60 Minutes" last night, many of the politicians we've elected to U.S. Congress have clearly been using their backdoor V.I.P. passes to gather exclusive intel on when to buy and sell stocks, bon ... More >>
Tony Cardenasâ€‹Looks like Councilman Tony Cardenas can start looking for apartments in Washington, D.C.Today, he got the endorsement of Rep. Howard Berman in his race for the new "Latino" Congressional seat in the San Fernando Valley. That appears to eliminate the most serious threat to Cardenas' c ... More >>
Janice Hahnâ€‹Well, this is gonna get ugly. Rep. Janice Hahn announced today that she will run in the redrawn 44th Congressional District.The district runs from Watts to San Pedro, and includes much of her former City Council district. So what's the problem?The problem is that this is one of three L ... More >>
If Zev runs, hes the man to beat in 2013
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In a startling upset, Gerrymandering Congressman Howard Berman wins again*OK, so we fibbed in the headline. The final results aren't in. But -- thanks to sleazy incumbent fixing of elections in California by the Berman brothers -- the new crop of California Senators, Assemblymen and Congressm ... More >>
Challenger hopes that condemning Israel can win congressional seat
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 >>
Eastside son Antonio Villaraigosa beamed Saturday as he helped to dedicate the Metro Gold Line extension train that runs from downtown to East Los Angeles. Free rides are being offered Sunday to celebrate the opening and to lure the bus-riding masses. And while a vast majority of county transit user ... More >>
Villaraigosa's rush aside, the sales-tax increase won't pay off for decades
A 50-word fax sent from Judge Alex Kozinski this morning has effectively ended the current obscenity trial of U.S v. Isaacs.
Among the hundreds of responses to this week's debunked LA Times story on the murder of Tupac Shakur, and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' alleged involvement in it, have been a few fascinating and incendiary allegations. What follows are a few of the most intriguing. From an anonymous post to the Velvet ... More >>
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