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February 6, 2014 |
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris on Thursday endorsed former Los Angeles Controller Wendy Greuel for the U.S. House seat being vacated by longtime Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills). "I've known Wendy for a very long time," Harris said in a telephone interview. "I know her to be someone who will represent California in a very important way. " Harris is the latest officeholder to back Greuel, like Harris a Democrat, since she got into the race less than a week ago. Others include former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, several past and present members of the L.A. City Council, where Greuel served before being elected controller, and U.S. Reps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 2014 |
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday formally endorsed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn job protections for California teachers that are among the most extensive in the nation. Villaraigosa called the lawsuit “a case that really addresses the fundamental issue of our time.” The litigation targets laws that regulate laying off, firing and granting tenure to teachers, asserting that, individually and collectively, these...
January 10, 2014
Re "L.A. County seal again to feature a Christian cross," Jan. 8 In 2004, when the Board of Supervisors voted to remove the cross from the L.A. County seal, the Anti-Defamation League commended the supervisors "for showing respect for the diversity of the people of the community. " On Tuesday, the board reversed course, restoring the cross - universally recognized as the symbol of Christianity - to the seal. This act sends a divisive message: that the county officially endorses Christianity over other faiths.
December 3, 2013 |
Former Democratic Party leader Howard Dean and the progressive group he founded endorsed Rep. Michael M. Honda's reelection bid Tuesday, their first foray into a 2014 congressional contest. Honda is a seven-term incumbent who represents the Silicon Valley but is facing a well-funded challenge from fellow Democrat Ro Khanna, a former member of President Obama's administration. In an email to supporters, Dean wrote that he and his organization, Democracy for America, were endorsing Honda because of Honda's track record on issues such as gay rights, abortion and Social Security.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2013 |
Eloise Gomez Reyes' frustration seemed to leap off the pages of her recent complaint letter to the head of the California Democratic Party. She described how she had tried repeatedly to address local party clubs about her candidacy for a hotly contested congressional seat in the Inland Empire, only to learn four of those organizations had endorsed a rival, Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar. The backing, announced by the Aguilar campaign, "suggests that information needed to participate fully in the Democratic Club endorsement process has intentionally been withheld" from other candidates, Reyes, a Colton attorney and first-time candidate, said in her letter.
November 21, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan - He expressed outrage, sarcasm and black humor. He cast himself as a lonely voice defending his country's pride and sovereignty against American arrogance. After a frantic week of last-minute negotiations, Afghan President Hamid Karzai delivered a tepid endorsement Thursday of a proposed 10-year security pact with the United States in a rambling speech to an Afghan tribal gathering. But he then surprised attendees - and the world - by saying Afghanistan might not sign the accord until next spring.