August 2, 2012 |
Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach) is getting lots of press this week, just not the kind that a candidate running for reelection might hope to attract. On Wednesday, the House Committee on Ethics recommended Richardson be reprimanded for violating codes of ethics and standards of conduct and fined $10,000. The committee concluded that Richardson pressured her legislative staff to work on her campaign, often against their will. Richardson is running against Rep. Janice Hahn in the newly created 44 th Congressional District that stretches from San Pedro to Watts and across to South Gate.
May 10, 2012 |
In the race for the new 44th Congressional District, two Democrat incumbents are pitted against each other. Rep Janice Hahn, who currently represents the 36th District, is running against Rep. Laura Richardson, who represents the 37th District. The race is worth following not just because it's a smack-down between two Democrats but also because it's one of several congressional seats drawn specifically to comply with Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. What does that mean?
February 3, 2014 |
The race to succeed Rep. Henry A. Waxman is emblematic of a fresh wave sweeping across California's politics and, increasingly, the national landscape: intraparty fratricide as a means of upward political mobility. Four of California's Democrats in Congress lost to members of their own party in 2012, while Republicans did not knock out a single opposition lawmaker. Another Democratic incumbent faces a stiff intraparty challenge in a Silicon Valley district this year, and the clash for the Waxman seat seems destined to be expensive and bloody.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2012 |
SACRAMENTO - Former campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee agreed Tuesday with a recommendation by federal prosecutors that she be sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing $7 million from as many as 50 political clients, including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Such a punishment "is a just and appropriate sentence," says a court filing by Durkee's attorney, Daniel V. Nixon, on the eve of her sentencing. The 15-page filing, set to be considered Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller in Sacramento, is the first detailed explanation Durkee has offered about what happened to the money she stole.
November 24, 2006 |
The three related one-acts in Horton Foote's "The Roads to Home," now at the Lost Studio, don't have a lot of action, per se. For the most part, the characters simply chat. However, those trivial, epic interchanges can be stunning in their emotional impact. A great humanist, Foote understands that fate is the villain in most of life's melodramas. It's fitting that his daughter, Hallie Foote, who starred in the 1982 premiere of "Home," has co-produced this excellent production.
March 20, 1992 |
After finishing second in the Marmonte League for five consecutive seasons, the Simi Valley High softball team's goal is obvious. The Pioneers, striving for the league championship, took a small step toward achieving that goal Thursday by beating defending champion Camarillo, 1-0. Although Thursday's game was just the league opener for both teams, Simi Valley placed extra importance on the matchup. Camarillo, after all, began the season ranked No. 1 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports magazine.
June 2, 1993 |
Los Alamitos High's Debbie Wilson was still shaking her head in disgust over the plate umpire's strike call when the next pitch was delivered. Turns out anger motivates Wilson best. On an 0-and-1 pitch, Wilson ripped a run-scoring double to left to score Michelle Schneider in the top of seventh Tuesday to beat Camarillo, 1-0, in a semifinal of the Southern Section Division I softball playoffs in Newbury Park.
December 7, 2001 |
Homestore.com Inc. shares fell 20% after the biggest online home-listing company said Chief Financial Officer Joseph Shew resigned. Shew had been CFO since February and left for personal reasons, the company said in a statement. Homestore.com shares have fallen 30% since it said last month that it may take a charge of as much as $950 million this quarter for the falling value of acquisitions. The company's shares Thursday fell 63 cents to $2.47 on Nasdaq. Homestore.
April 1, 1992
Jorge Dorado had two hits and struck out 10 in six innings to lead host Monroe High past North Hollywood, 6-1, in a Valley Pac-8 Conference baseball game Tuesday. Juan Navarro was three for three for Monroe (4-2-1, 2-1 in league play). In other baseball games: Poly 6, Canoga Park 3--Jesus Perez was two for four and Steve Chavez doubled home two runs for host Poly (5-3, 2-1) in a Valley Pac-8 game.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2011
The new districts alter the legislative landscape. Draft maps provoked objections that led to modifications. WINNERS Democrats: They are now within reach of obtaining a coveted two-thirds majority in the state Senate. They are also poised to pick up a handful seats in Congress. Latino activists: Latinos will represent a voting majority in 10 more legislative and congressional districts than at present, a development that has already emboldened many Latino candidates to run. Among the new Latino-majority seats is a long-sought congressional district in the San Fernando Valley and another in San Diego.