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Candidate for governor Antonio Villaraigosa stops by Riverside, calls the Inland Empire an area of ‘strivers’

By Alejandra Molina and Imran Ghori|

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti for president? Twitter users say yes, please

LOS ANGELES — A Twitter group that sought to draft former Vice President Joe Biden to run for president in 2016 has started a campaign to support Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to run for president in 2020, and has over 5,600 followers as of t...

City News Service|


  • Gubernatorial elections

    Manhattan Beach’s David Hadley bows out of California governor race

    Former Republican assemblyman David Hadley is dropping out of the race for governor of California two weeks after he jumped in. The Los Angeles Times reported that Hadley wrote in an email to supporters in which he said he could not win despite receiving encouragement since announcing his candidacy. The 52-year-old from Manhattan Beach wrote that his campaign would not have the time and resources needed to make his case to voters. The businessman served in the Assembly for...

    Daily Breeze|

  • Gubernatorial elections

    Treasurer John Chiang promises frugality during gubernatorial campaign stop in Rancho Cucamonga

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> California Treasurer John Chiang believes he’s the type of hybrid leader that voters need in their next governor. “I view myself as a progressive who can balance a checkbook,” he told an audience of about 200 people at Universal Technical Institute on Thursday. “My focus is education, job creation and a clean environment,” Chiang said. “I want...

    Beau Yarbrough

  • Special elections

    Opponents of high-density project in Chino claim victory after Measure H election

    CHINO >> A majority of voters in Chino, in a special election Tuesday, rejected plans for a high-density for-sale housing development in the northern part of town. Unofficial results from the San Bernardino County Registrar of voters, as of Wednesday, showed 5,362 no votes versus 1,096 yes votes. Registrar officials said 1,181 ballots were...

    Neil Nisperos

  • Campaign finance

    Who pays for all those campaign ads? Lawmakers are torn over whether to tell you

    An effort to make the answer clearer to the public is squeezing California Democrats between two liberal constituencies. On one side, they’re facing pressure from progressive activists who decry the influence of dark money and want more disclosure. On the other, they’re being lobbied by labor unions, which help fund their campaigns and are fighting a bill meant to bring more transparency. “This is an issue of who spends tens or hundreds of millions of dollars in...

    By Laurel Rosenhall CALmatters Who pays for all those political ads that bombard voters every election season?|

  • Voting districts

    For election purposes, Chino Hills is now in 5 not-so-easy pieces

    The Chino Hills City Council was set Tuesday to adopt a map splitting the city into five election districts, and this presented me with a dilemma. Having already attended one council meeting in that city during 2017, my historic maximum, should I set a precedent by attending a second? What decided me is that in April, in writing about plans for districting,

    David Allen

  • Gubernatorial elections

    Gavin Newsom campaigns in Inland Empire, warns to prepare for the future

    RIVERSIDE >> Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom did not cheer the growth of logistics jobs in the Inland Empire on Friday. Instead, he warned, automation is coming to take those jobs, and many others in the state. “Something big is happening in the world. We’re going from something old to something new,” he warned. “And we have to lean into it.” And it’s not just logistics jobs or trucking that are in the sights of businesses automating all or...

    Beau Yarbrough

  • Voting

    Trump election panel asked for California voters’ data. State leader said no

    California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla said Thursday he won’t turn over the names and addresses of voters requested by the Trump Administration. The request was made by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is investigating voter fraud in the 2016 elections. Letters were sent to all 50 states asking for a list of...

    Susan Abram

  • Special elections

    It’s official, Measure E in Upland has passed

    UPLAND >> It’s official, a local ordinance which prohibits a variety of marijuana uses in Upland has passed. The Upland City Council will certify at Monday’s meeting the results in Upland’s June 6

    Liset Márquez

  • House elections

    Republican Handel wins Georgia House race, thanks Donald Trump

    DUNWOODY, Ga. >> Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that would have rocked Washington ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Returns showed Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, winning about 52 percent of the vote over Democrat Jon Ossoff, who won nearly 48 percent in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. “A special thanks to the...

    By Bill Barrow and Kathleen Foody Associated Press|

  • Supreme courts

    Justices could take up high-stakes fight over electoral maps

    WASHINGTON >> In an era of deep partisan division, the Supreme Court could soon decide whether the drawing of electoral districts can be too political. A dispute over Wisconsin’s Republican-drawn boundaries for the state legislature offers Democrats some hope of cutting into GOP electoral majorities across the United States. Election law experts say the case is the best chance yet for the high court to put limits on what lawmakers may do to gain a partisan advantage in...

    By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press|

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