CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2013 |
The alliance between Los Angeles mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel and the Department of Water and Power workforce strengthened Wednesday as a committee run by leaders of the utility's main union launched TV advertising to buttress her candidacy just as she reduces her own spending on television ads. Working Californians to Elect Wendy Greuel, a committee controlled by the union's leadership, bought about $500,000 worth of TV airtime over the next...
April 29, 2013 |
Jason Collins had long been keeping a secret. As a standout high school player at Harvard-Westlake School, as a star at Stanford and through a 12-year NBA career, he had hidden something fundamental about himself from his family, friends and teammates. On Monday Collins came out, becoming the first active male athlete in a major U.S. professional team sport to acknowledge he was gay. The reaction was swift. President Obama, who just last year gave his support for gay marriage, called Collins to say "he was impressed by his courage," according to a White House Twitter post.
April 24, 2013 |
DALLAS - A day of festivities leading up to Thursday's dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library cast attention back to his tumultuous presidency and ahead - perhaps - to the next presidential contest. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was hired to speak in Dallas to the National Multi Housing Council, a group of apartment firms. The Wednesday dinner was closed, and officials did not disclose how much Clinton was paid. Earlier, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush spoke before wealthy Republican donors - and also students, teachers and office workers - at an event sponsored by the nonpartisan World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.
April 22, 2013 |
Jennifer Lawrence is still a charmer, whether she's flubbing former President Bill Clinton's name or debuting a new hairdo. The Oscar-winning actress chopped off her long locks and debuted her shoulder-skimming fringe 'do at the GLAAD Media Awards. She has returned from her "Hunger Games" brunet shade , which she swiftly dyed the day after the Oscars for reshoots of the series' latest film in Hawaii. The "Silver Linings Playbook" star was at the awards Saturday to present the former president with the Advocate for Change award at the ceremony held at the at the JW Marriott Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2013 |
Former President Bill Clinton, stumping for Wendy Greuel in Los Angeles on Saturday, castigated the voter turnout in the mayoral primary as "ridiculous. " "We can't tolerate … the kind of low turnout you all have in these mayors' races," Clinton said of the 20.8% of registered voters who cast ballots in the March primary. "It's ridiculous. There are too many people in Los Angeles, of all ages, that have a big stake in the future. " The former president, who endorsed Greuel in March, lauded her resume as he spoke to scores of her supporters at Langer's Deli.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2013 |
Bill Clinton will appear with mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel in the Los Angeles-area on Saturday, according to a source familiar with the plan. Additional details about the event, which is expected to include other Greuel supporters, were not available Friday. Clinton backed Greuel's bid in March, in what was viewed as among the most significant endorsements in the campaign. In addition to being beloved by Democrats, Clinton has long-standing ties with African American voters and is appealing to some moderate Republicans - two critical voting blocs in the May 21 runoff against City Councilman Eric Garcetti.