Posted May. 18, 2015, 9:33 am
At the California Democratic Party state convention in Anaheim this past weekend, Santa Monica Mayor Kevin McKeown was re-elected as southern vice-chair of the Party’s Irish-American Caucus.
Posted May. 17, 2015, 9:23 am
Rep. Loretta Sanchez is scheduled to address the concluding general session of the three-day California Democratic Party Convention today in Anaheim, one day after the Senate candidate made a gesture, recorded on a cellphone, considered questionable and possibly racist.
Posted Apr. 24, 2015, 10:59 am
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will hold the first Southern California fundraisers for her campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination on May 7.
Posted Mar. 31, 2015, 9:12 am
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will conduct a fundraiser in Bel Air today on behalf of a super PAC benefiting his likely campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, according to a published report.
Posted Mar. 22, 2015, 9:21 am
It’s now a certainty that Kamala Harris will have an opponent on the November 2016 ballot. But much less certain is whether that opponent will be any more threatening that Elizabeth Emken, an autism activist who placed second in California’s 2012 Senate primary election, was to incumbent Dianne Feinstein.
Posted Mar. 21, 2015, 9:10 am
Former 33rd Congressional District candidate Marianne Williamson will host the third Sister Giant conference on the weekend of March 28-29, at the Councourse Hotel at LAX.
Posted Mar. 13, 2015, 9:12 am
Los Angeles County Supervisor (Third District) Sheila Kuehl stops by the studio to chat with Executive Editor Brenton Garen about her transition to the Board of Supervisors after her Nov. 4 election win. Topics include recent issues including foster care, immigration, and child welfare.
Posted Feb. 28, 2015, 8:27 am
Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state in the George W. Bush administration and now a Stanford University professor, has stated very clearly she would rather attend college basketball games and help choose the college football playoff teams than be a U.S. senator.
Posted Feb. 21, 2015, 8:43 am
Barely 21 percent of eligible California voters cast ballots in last fall’s election, which means about 80 percent of the eligible populace should have no complaints even if they don’t like the performances of those who were elected for the next two or four years.
Posted Jan. 31, 2015, 8:40 am
If the current large corps of potential candidates for retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer’s job look to some like a gaggle of political pygmies, it might have something to do with the proverbial 800-pound gorilla lurking in their living room. That would be Gov. Jerry Brown, who could most likely have the job for the asking.
Posted Jan. 29, 2015, 7:56 am
Prospective Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio will conclude his fundraising swing through Southern California today with a $1,000 per person breakfast in Beverly Hills.
Posted Jan. 19, 2015, 9:36 am
Following new State Senator Ben Allen’s community swearing-in Saturday night at Barnum Hall on the Santa Monica High School campus, Mayor Kevin McKeown presented Allen with a commendation from the City Council and a symbolic gift signifying Santa Monica’s high regard for the Samohi graduate and former school board member.
Posted Jan. 14, 2015, 9:12 am
Potential Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will be in Southern California this week to raise funds.
Posted Jan. 13, 2015, 9:03 am
California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced in low-key fashion today that she is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer.
Posted Jan. 8, 2015, 10:01 am
With U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer’s announcement Thursday that she will retire when her current fourth term ends in early 2017, fellow Democrats are lining up to seek her job.
Posted Jan. 8, 2015, 8:40 am
Barbara Boxer (Dem-California) announced Thursday she would not run for re-election to the United States Senate in 2016.
Posted Jan. 4, 2015, 6:00 am
Weeks, perhaps months, before taking their oaths of office for statewide posts like lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, attorney general and insurance commissioner, the five Democrats in those jobs plainly were thinking of their impending runs for higher office.
Posted Dec. 12, 2014, 9:04 am
A strategic move played out Tuesday evening by Santa Monica City Council’s new slow-growth majority, with Kevin McKeown effectively taking one for the team by only being elected Mayor for one year instead of a normal two-year term.
Posted Dec. 9, 2014, 9:24 am
A debate among six candidates seeking to succeed Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge in the Fourth District will be held today at the Arena nightclub in Hollywood.
Posted Nov. 29, 2014, 8:27 am
A new Los Angeles County sheriff will come to town Monday, along with two new county supervisors and an assessor, all of whom will be sworn in at ceremonies planned throughout the day.
Posted Nov. 23, 2014, 9:07 am
An overcrossing for a bridge on Pacific Coast Highway in Wilmington will be dedicated in memory of Sen. Jenny Oropeza Monday.
Posted Nov. 18, 2014, 9:34 am
The Santa Monica Democratic Club has cancelled its general meeting that was scheduled for this Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Posted Nov. 11, 2014, 9:34 am
Dear Editor, The elections are over, people are assessing failures and successes and preparing to move on. Before we do, let’s ask ourselves: In this age of rampant dirty politics how much of our integrity are we willing to sacrifice to win?
Posted Nov. 10, 2014, 9:16 am
Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to deliver a foreign policy address in Beverly Hills today, one day after advising several thousands of youth to learn how to take care of their money, and receiving an award for his support of jazz.
Posted Nov. 9, 2014, 6:00 am
The Santa Monica Democratic Club will host a panel discussion later this month on the election results with a special focus on "where to from here"?