The good news is that there were fewer hate crimes in Los Angeles county last year, according to the just-released figures from the L.A. Hall of Administration. In fact, the number of such crimes was the second lowest in 23 years. The bad news: More of those violations were violent. That's the bo ... More >>
The Los Angeles Times ran a piece about West Hollywood terms limits today. It's filled with the usual, and very simplified, arguments by City Council members John Heilman and Jeff Prang about why terms limits are bad. "The people in West Hollywood are smart enough to know that if there's a council ... More >>
Candidates for the office of Los Angeles mayor are getting nearly half of their money (42 percent) from out of town and nearly one-fifth of it (18 percent) from ritzy Westside neighborhoods, according to a California Common Cause report released today. If you think that special interests control na ... More >>
Taxpayer funds make San Pedro-to-Watts election the most competitive in years
uncoverage.netIs the Citizens Redistricting Commission out to get the GOP?The refreshingly un-gerrymandered voting districts unveiled by California's new Citizens Redistricting Commission in June have a damn good chance of going to stone, thanks to the California Supreme Court's big "F you" t ... More >>
While the U.S mourned 9-11 the California State Legislature went behind closed doors to rig their elections.By Hillel Aron and Jill Stewart Here's why California citizens today produced new, non-sleazy, non-trickster-y redistricting maps that starkly rejigger how communities are represented ... More >>
$1.2 million buys a lot of fear at L.A. City Hall if that's your aim
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14 people will win the chance to un-gerrymander California
Under Prop. 20, 14 citizens chosen this month will remake state political map
NBCRobo Phone habla Espanol?We hope nobody fell for it, but Kathay Feng of California Common Cause reports that some Spanish speakers in the L.A. area received "robo calls" informing them that the election was Wednesday. An effort to dilute the Democratic vote or simply a dumb prank? Dunno. ... More >>
Howard Berman camp issues denial; consultant Michael Berman won't talk
How a progressive town founded on renters' rights and diversity ended up gridlocked, angry and elitist
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The League of Women Voters, Common Cause and AARP seek change in Sacramento