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Real estate developers: all aboard Expo

bill-300.jpg It’s enlightening to look at the Expo line as if I were a real estate developer, a class of businessperson who dominates city government.

It almost happened here: Remember the LaRouchies?

VoteLaRouche.jpg Here's how America's previous brush with an attempted proto-fascist party takeover concluded.

Trump fundraising push to begin in LA

trump-naked-gore.jpg $1 billion effort with the Republican National Committee kicks off here May 25.

Sheriff's chief of staff resigns over racist email jokes

sheriff-car-lao.jpg Tom Angel forwarded derogatory jokes and as criticism built, McDonnell couldn't save him.

Steve Lopez channels Trump on California

donald-trump-tux.jpg We have a very beautiful state here. Absolutely beautiful.

Steve Greenberg cartoon: The Detesteds?

qqxsgCruzFiorina.jpg Old friend of LA Observed Steve Greenberg offers up this take on Ted Cruz and his new running mate.

National questions about Mitrice Richardson and LASD

mitricerichardson.jpg Newsweek goes long on an exploration of the mysteries about Richardson and the LA Sheriff's Department.

Bernie's first time on TV: 'Looks like the village idiot'

bernie-sanders-in-1972.png The time was 1972. Sanders says, "I would never vote for a bum like that!”

Gutless city hall wants to bury planning reform

bill-300.jpg Mayor Eric Garcetti and several city council members have decided that the issue of a high- rise Los Angeles is too hot to handle and want to throw it into the bottomless pit that is the city hall bureaucracy.

Wife gets restraining order on LA area lawmaker

roger-hernandez-susan-rubio.jpg Assemblyman Roger Hernandez is accused of domestic abuse by his wife, a Baldwin Park City Council member.

For first time, panel urges parole of Leslie Van Houten

van-houten-in-jail-color.jpg Before the former Charles Manson follower could actually get parole, the full state parole board and Gov. Jerry Brown would have to approve.

Esteban Nuñez serves less than six years for manslaughter

esteban-nunez-prison-mug.jpg Son of the former Assembly speaker got out of prison Sunday thanks to act by then-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Equal status for women has been a long, long fight

status-of-women-report.jpg We assumed the progress would just continue and all would be well with the world. Oh such naiveté.

Obama returns Thursday, Trump (not) here Friday*

la-traffic-file-art.jpg There's good news and bad news for Westside drivers in the president's schedule of fundraiser appearances this trip.

Paul Tanaka convicted in sheriff's jail scandal

paul-tanaka-vidgrab.jpg The disgraced former undersheriff could face 15 years in prison when sentenced for conspiracy and obstruction of justice.

Board of Supervisors will soon lean more solidly left

hall-of-admin-sign.jpg The first liberal 4-1 majority looks almost certain after this year's elections.

Rosendahl's legacy: clean politics and civic discourse

rosendahl-gleonard.jpg As a television moderator and a city councilman, the late Bill Rosendahl was fiercely dedicated to good government and clean politics. Even more important, he was dedicated to bringing people together.

LAT: Trump 'least popular politician in three decades'

donald-trump-tux.jpg Women really, really detest the Republican frontrunner, who polls worse than Dick Cheney or George H.W. Bush at their lowest.

Bill Rosendahl, 70: Former councilman had cancer

rosendahl-gleonard.jpg The longtime Westside councilman and television host entered hospice care last month.

Feds looking at small donations to Nury Martinez

nury-martinez-campaign.jpg Aides of the Valley councilwoman and their family members have been called into a grand jury over $5 and $10.
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