Monthly Archives: March 2014

  • Dan Schnur’s Ballot Designation Challenged by CDP Vice-Chair Bauman

    By Steven Maviglio

    Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair and California Democratic Party Vice Chair Eric C. Bauman has filed a Writ of Mandate petition challenging Secretary of State candidate Dan Schnur’s ballot designation for t

  • Revealed: GOP Donor Backing AAA’s SB 994 Behind Efforts to Deny Democrats Supermajority Status

    By Steven Maviglio

    When you think AAA, you think emergency road service and maps for the family vacation (although Garmin and Google Maps have pretty much put an end to that). But in reality, AAA is is an insurance company. Last week, it un

  • What’s Next for Pensions

    by Dave Low

    Public employees have the most at stake in the discussion about the health of public pension systems. That’s why, despite the measure proposed by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed being pulled from the November statewide ballot, publi

  • Reed’s Pension “Reform” Measure Dead — Forever?

    By Steven Maviglio

    A Sacramento Superior judge this morning rejected an attempt by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed to change the wording of the title and summary of his pension slashing ballot measure.

    After the hearing, Reed told the Merc

  • National Monument created near marine reserve

    by Karen Garrison

    March 11, 2014. Today, President Obama designated the first land-based extension of the California Coastal Monument, encompassing 1,665 acres of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands. I started visiting this spectacular s

  • Feinstein Backs Speaker Pérez in Controller Race

    This is a big one: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein yesterday endorsed John A. Pérez for State Controller.

    The support from California’s highly respected senior Senator comes on the heels of key endorsements for Pérez from Equality Califor

  • Pension Group to Court: Mayor Reed Trying to Mislead Voters

    by Steven Maviglio

    The nation’s largest association representing public pension systems is weighing in on the battle over pensions in California, today filing an amicus brief in the Sacramento County Superior Court in support of state Att

  • Los Angeles Democratic Party Welcomes Delegates to CDP Convention

    They say pictures are worth a thousand words. Well then videos must be worth 10,000.

    Here’s Los Angeles Democratic Party Chairman (and CDP Vice Chair) Eric Bauman’s new video welcoming delegates to the convention. “Here&#8

  • Assemblymember Rendon Announces Plan to Expand Water Storage

    by Steve Maviglio

    It’s raining drought-related legislation in the Capitol.

    Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), Chair of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee, announced today that he is proposing amendments t

  • Wieckowski, Bonta Unveil New Effort to Hold Hospitals Accountable

    They’re back.

    Assemblymembers Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) and Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) are renewing their effort to make sure private, tax-exempt hospitals are providing measurable health care benefits that meet the needs of their communi