Campaign 2014

Weekend politics and government

aster_palm_springs.jpgLet me get this straight: President Obama flies to California to talk about the drought, then goes golfing on lush green turf planted (and watered) in the desert of Rancho Mirage? Emily Green

Congressional candidate Marianne Williamson announced that John Shallman and Joe Trippi would be top consultants to her campaign. This puts Shallman up against Wendy Greuel, whose campaign for mayor he ran.

Peter Sanders, a former Wall Street Journal reporter who was the last press deputy to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, joined the LAFD as public information director.

Mayor Garcetti appeared Sunday on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."

Retiring California Supreme Court Justice Kennard talks adversity, gratitude. KPCC

A federal judge threw out Santa Monica's lawsuit to wrest control of its airport from the FAA, but community activists vowed to keep fighting. LAT

AEG still has stadium plans for downtown, and Paul Koretz will be the target of this year's LA Political Roast. Rick Orlov's Tipoff/DN

Former LA Times political reporter John Balzar was the subject of a TV report about the mayor of Rockville, Maryland shoveling snow from in front of Balzar's home and mailbox. WJLA

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Recent Campaign 2014 stories on LA Observed:
Bocanegra concedes defeat in Valley race (updated)
Patty Lopez' lead grows in the Valley
Patty Lopez still leads by 46 votes in the Valley
Sheila Kuehl beats Shriver to join Board of Supervisors
Election results, such as they are: We have a sheriff...
Republicans win control of the U.S. Senate
Election Day news and notes: 11.4.14
Zev makes clear: he has not endorsed Shriver

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