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  • Poll: Poizner surges in California governor's race

    Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner now trails Meg Whitman by just 10 percentage points in California governor's race, according to polling by his campaign.
    05/05/2010 08:29 pm

  • Citing BP oil spill, Schwarzenegger drops offshore drilling plan

    Citing the BP oil spill, Schwarzenegger said Monday he could no longer back a California offshore drilling initiative. He also vetoed a bill that sought to ban smoking at state parks and beaches.
    05/04/2010 06:43 pm

  • Arizona illegal immigration, 'birther' bills show rightward shift

    Arizona lawmakers, fresh off sending a controversial illegal immigration bill to the governor, on Wednesday advanced a bill requiring presidential candidates to show a birth certificate in order to appear on the ballot there.
    04/22/2010 08:29 pm

  • Will Washington fund a Los Angeles subway expansion?

    A planned Los Angeles subway expansion could cut traffic and greenhouse emissions and give jobs a boost, but Mayor Villaraigosa wants it now, instead of waiting 30 years. He is in Washington Thursday seeking funds to accelerate construction of the 'Subway to the Sea.'
    03/11/2010 12:24 pm

  • New at L.A. County Jail: inmates serve half sentences

    The budget crunch has forced the L.A. County Sheriff's Department to release nonviolent offenders from the county jail after serving just 50 percent of their sentences, rather than 80 percent, which used to be the norm.
    03/09/2010 07:35 pm

  • California governor's race: All about the money?

    Personal wealth is both an asset and drawback for GOP candidates in the California governor's race. Republican billionaire Meg Whitman has put another $20 million into her campaign.
    01/26/2010 12:50 pm

  • Prop. 8 trial: defenders of gay-marriage ban make their case

    In the federal trial on California's Prop. 8, defenders of the voter ban on gay marriage called their first witnesses Monday. Defense lawyers argue that gays and lesbians in California enjoy plenty of political power and do not need extra constitutional protection.
    01/25/2010 07:05 pm

  • Scott Brown Senate win leaves Obama, Democrats scrambling

    Scott Brown’s Senate victory in Massachusetts has shifted the political landscape. Endangered Democrats are likely to play it safe, and some might retire.
    01/21/2010 06:48 pm

  • California State of the State address lays out ambitious agenda

    In his last California State of the State address, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger lays out an agenda that includes tax reforms, federal assistance, and a $500 million worker training plan. But how much can he accomplish in a 'lame duck' year?
    01/06/2010 04:29 pm

  • Schwarzenegger's final state address: morning in California?

    Historic deficits and a gridlocked legislature won't stop California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger from trying to salvage his legacy in his last year in office. The governor is expected to lay out an ambitious agenda for 2010 in his State of the State address Wednesday.
    01/05/2010 08:22 pm

Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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