Updated at the bottom with Governor Brown vetoing AB 375. A bill sits on Jerry Brown's desk that might help predator teachers, maybe even an El Sereno Elementary School teacher who allegedly touched, fondled and kissed girls on the lips -- and had been arrested in 2010 for sexual battery, child ann ... More >>
Los Angeles wags had pre-ordained that the sole woman on L.A.'s all-male City Council would be insider Cindy Montanez. But the CW crowd has no grip on how East San Fernando Valley voters think. Voters instead chose Nury Martinez yesterday, a big upset in L.A. muni election history. Martinez joins 1 ... 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 >>
The San Gabriel Valley showdown pitting two successful Asian-American professionals, a doctor and a lawyer, against one another is getting cutthroat in the dwindling hours to election day--with accusations of tax evasion, lawsuits and a restraining order to boot. Joy Lin, wife of candidate Dr. Mat ... More >>
We always know we're sounding the right notes on a story when a politician and her "friends" start crying foul in such an over-the-top way that it makes us laugh out loud. Such is the case with California Asseblywoman Betsy Butler, who's running for Assembly District 50 in a tight race against Santa ... More >>
In Assembly District 50, underdog Richard Bloom sees daylight
GOP surgeon may beat Dems for first time since '70s in San Gabriel Valley
How Betsy Butler and Mike Eng torpedoed Alex Padilla's sex-pervert bill, SB 1530
Mykl RoventineIf you were a state leader, what would you tackle first? The multibillion-dollar, perpetually red-ink plagued California budget? The U.S.court-ordered release of more than 30,000 Golden State prisoners? Carmageddon? Well, if you're Monterey Park Assemblyman Mike Eng you bear hu ... More >>
How did a food-spewing bully get major Democratic backing to run for Community College trustee?
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 >>
If you followed the election fine print - those ballot measures having nothing to do with Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John McCain or Mitt Romney, you might be wondering what killed Proposition 93, the plan to alter California Term Limits for the first time since voters overwhelmingly passed the l ... More >>
Lies and distortions that fill the mailbox just before Election Day
Did the County Fed pour it on for Kevin de León at the expense of three who lost?
L.A. Weekly endorsements for next Tuesday’s primary