Posted Mar. 2, 2014, 7:58 am
For years, those who claim President Barack Obama was born in Kenya or someplace other than the Hawaii hospital indicated on the birth certificate issued by that state’s officials have claimed their effort is neither political nor racist, but merely purist.
Posted Feb. 23, 2014, 8:48 am
For almost two months, parents of California public school pupils have been able to claim with no proof that their religion precludes getting their children vaccinated against once dreaded and disabling diseases like polio, rubella, mumps, pertussis and smallpox.
Posted Feb. 22, 2014, 7:07 am
Bobby Shriver discusses his candidacy for LA County Supervisor to represent the third supervisorial district with Mirror Columnist Susan Cloke
Posted Feb. 22, 2014, 7:00 am
Sheila Kuehl discusses her candidacy for LA County Supervisor to represent the third supervisorial district with Mirror Columnist Susan Cloke.
Posted Feb. 16, 2014, 8:43 am
Remember the enthusiasm of Sempra Energy back in 2009, when it had just about finished its $975 million liquefied natural gas importing plant at Costa Azul, on the coast just north of Ensenada, in Baja California?
Posted Feb. 15, 2014, 9:25 am
One in every eight or nine earthquakes is followed by an even more powerful aftershock, officially making the first quake into a foreshock.
Posted Feb. 14, 2014, 9:25 am
The 2014 General Election is still nine months away and there are sure to be plenty of candidates throwing their respective hats into the ring for the upcoming Santa Monica City Council race, but one person who has already announced formal plans to have his name on the November ballot is Santa Monica Recreation & Parks Commissioner Phil Brock.
Posted Feb. 14, 2014, 9:23 am
The game of political musical chairs has created vacuums of openings for certain seats in county, state, and federal office. In Congress, Rep. Henry Waxman’s announcement he is ending his tenure representing Santa Monica and the Westside in Washington, D.C. has drawn quite the field of potential candidates to fill a seat not open in 40 years.
Posted Feb. 10, 2014, 10:01 am
Candidates seeking to fill Congressman Henry Waxman’s 33rd District seat can officially file their papers today. The filing period will close March 7.
Posted Feb. 9, 2014, 9:08 am
Here’s a bit of unsolicited advice to Congress and the President about the newest free trade agreement in the works for America, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which because of its location would affect California more than any other part of this country:
Posted Feb. 8, 2014, 6:42 am
California Governor Jerry Brown and a lot of public school officials are just now rediscovering how right the 18th Century Scottish poet Robert Burns was when he observed that “The best laid plans of mice and men oft’ go astray.”
Posted Feb. 2, 2014, 9:02 am
As the California Republican Party enters the 2014 election year, its tone is considerably more restrained than we've heard in quite awhile. With good reason.
Posted Feb. 1, 2014, 10:17 am
No doubt the California Republican Party is down, but anyone who counts it out of big statewide races is a fool who disregards the ego-satisfying appeal prominent public office can hold for the very rich and very famous.
Posted Jan. 31, 2014, 10:13 am
State Senator Ted Lieu (Dem-28th District) announced Friday morning he will run for Congress to succeed Henry Waxman, a 40-year veteran congressman, who announced he would not seek reelection later this year.
Posted Jan. 30, 2014, 2:37 pm
State Senator Ted Lieu (Dem-28th District) praised Congressman Henry Waxman's service to the nation following today's announcement he would retire.
Posted Jan. 30, 2014, 8:51 am
Congressman Henry Waxman (Dem-33rd District) has released a statement (published below in full) announcing his decision not to seek reelection to the House this fall.
Posted Jan. 26, 2014, 8:15 am
There’s one big reason why, no matter how much happy talk you hear about “comprehensive immigration reform” from President Obama and members of Congress, it’s unrealistic to expect much action this year: This is an election year.
Posted Jan. 22, 2014, 9:09 am
In an effort to combat California’s rising rate of drug overdose fatalities, Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) has introduced AB 1535, to greatly expand access to the opiate overdose reversal medicine naloxone at pharmacies throughout the state.
Posted Jan. 21, 2014, 3:28 pm
With the Santa Monica Mountains and Pacific Ocean as his backdrop, former Santa Monica mayor and council member Bobby Shriver formally announced his candidacy Tuesday morning for Los Angeles County Supervisor.
Posted Jan. 21, 2014, 9:42 am
Former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver is expected to announce today he is an official candidate for the third supervisorial district seat on Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, which encompasses much of the Westside.
Posted Jan. 19, 2014, 9:03 am
Listening to radio host Rush Limbaugh and former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, you’d think all newspapers, radio and television stations are owned by the pinkest of leftists.
Posted Jan. 18, 2014, 9:04 am
There is no longer any doubt about it: Even if California gets a bit of rain and snow over the next few weeks – and there is very little in forecasts for most of the state through Feb. 1 – we are in the midst of the worst drought since the mid-1970s.
Posted Jan. 17, 2014, 10:41 am
A little more than one year has passed since Bobby Shriver said goodbye to the Santa Monica City Council, completing eight years of service on the dais as a local policy maker.
Posted Jan. 12, 2014, 9:03 am
Like swallows returning to Capistrano, state legislators come back to Sacramento as each new year begins, ready to peck away at what they see as the state’s problems.
Posted Jan. 11, 2014, 9:27 am
The Pacific Palisades Democratic Club will hold its Annual Meeting Sunday, Jan. 26 featuring addresses by Congressman Henry Waxman (33rd District), Assemblymember Richard Bloom (50th District), and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.