The top-two primary system has brought us a slew of intraparty races this fall, which can make it difficult to tell the difference between the two candidates. Berman or Sherman? Butler or Bloom?A case in point is the Dem-vs.-Dem race for the 51st Assembly District, which stretches from the hipster p ... More >>
We don't usually concern ourselves with all the weird inbred stuff going on in Riverside County, but this tale of elected-official-gone-awry is too absurd to pass up. Mike Rios, 42, a member of the Moreno Valley School Board, has just set the record for sketchiest school-board member of all time. ... More >>
Kyle T. WebsterScott Svonkin going off. Nothing new.Scott Svonkin, San Gabriel Unified School District Board member, is running for the powerful L. A. Community College District Board. Thanks to major Democratic backing and union campaign contributions, Svonkin is the strong favorite. In r ... More >>
Candidate for community college board fought citizen oversight in San Gabriel
Scott Svonkin plays hooky, schmoozes it up Scott Svonkin, San Gabriel Unified School District Board member, describes himself as the "only one who cares about the teachers." He is running for a seat on the vastly more powerful Los Angeles Community College Board and will face Lydia Gutierrez ... More >>
How did a food-spewing bully get major Democratic backing to run for Community College trustee?
Update #2: Reformer pulls into second and talks with L.A. Weekly! see Seat 5 below. Update: Numbers are rolling in: looking like more of the same, see below. Joyce Burrell Garcia, reform candidateAbsentee votes can't always predict the election, but they tend to be very telling. And they are ... More >>
One republican's reaction to the mailers shown below after the jump.As a reform slate of candidates emerges in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board of Trustees race, incumbents are pulling their hair out amid an L.A. Times expose uncovering fraud and misuse of horrifyingl ... More >>