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For 2020, California Goes Big On Health Care

California is known for progressive everything, including its health care policies, and, just a few weeks into 2020, state leaders aren’t disappointing. The politicians’ health...
Judge Gavel

City Seeks Retired Judges To Help With San Diego Redistricting

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The City Attorney's Office put out a call today for retired judges interested in helping appoint volunteer members...
United States Capitol Building, Washington, D.C. - Photographer: Ken Lund

House votes to send impeachment articles to Senate

The House voted on Wednesday to send the impeachment articles against President Donald Trump to the Senate and Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced...
Elizabeth Warren

Warren and Klobuchar Say They Can Lower Drug Prices Without Congress’ Help

On Tuesday, two Democrats running for president promised to do — each by herself — what Washington has so far proven unable to do:...
Bernie Sanders & Wife

Sanders Targets Health Industry’ Profits. Are His Figures Right?

At the January Democratic debate, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders zeroed in on the question of profits in the health care industry. Under “Medicare for All,”...
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Sanders, Biden, Warren, Lead California Democratic Presidential Primary Race

Three Democratic presidential hopefuls are leading the California primary race, according to survey results released Monday by the San Francisco-based Public Policy...
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Independent Voters Hold Key To Deciding California’s Democratic Primary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, there’s an overlooked group of voters who could be key to...
Attorney Eric Early

“Impeach Adam Schiff” Rally Today in Hollywood, Held By Candidate Eric Early

Congressional Candidate and Attorney Eric Early is holding an "Impeach Schiff and Elect Eric Early 2020" rally in Hollywood today at the...
Eric Garcetti

Biden & Buttigieg Return to Southern California, Pick Up Endorsements

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Former Vice President Joe Biden concluded a two-day Southland campaign swing today, meeting with Eric Garcetti to tout...
Joe Biden - Photographer: Gage Skidmore

Biden Returns To Southland, Picks Up Endorsements From L.A., Long Beach Mayors

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Former Vice President Joe Biden will conclude a two-day Southland campaign swing today, meeting with Eric Garcetti to...
Joe Biden - Photographer: Gage Skidmore

Joe Biden In Southland For Fundraiser, Tour Of Long Beach Bridge Project

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Former Vice President Joe Biden will return to the Southland today in his campaign for the Democratic presidential...
Duncan Hunter -Photographer: Gage Skidmore

California Governor Won’t Call Special Election To Replace Rep. Duncan Hunter

TEMECULA (CNS) - Gov. Gavin Newsom will not call a special election to replace resigning Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, his office announced...
California Fair Political Practices Commission

FPPC resumes AdWATCH, Invites You To Keep An Eye On Campaign Ads

January 6, 2020 - Following up on a successful run in 2018, the FPPC is reintroducing FPPC AdWATCH to provide the public a way to participate in making sure there is proper disclosure on political signs and other advertising. FPPC launched FPPC AdWATCH for the 2018 election cycle and is now resuming an updated FPPC [...]
San Francisco Mayor London Breed

Mayor London Breed Releases Update To Five-Year Financial Plan For The City And County...

Friday,January03,2020 With revenue projected to grow at a slowing rate, steps must be taken to address structural deficits in future years San Francisco, CA — Mayor London N. Breed today announced the release of San Francisco’s Joint Report Update to the Five-Year Financial Plan for Fiscal Years (FYs) 2020-21 through 2023-24. The Joint Report, released [...]
Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg to Open Riverside Campaign Office & Campaign in San Diego For First Time

RIVERSIDE & SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is scheduled to open his Riverside campaign office...
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Los Angeles Councilman Announces Candidacy For City Controller

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Most people likely aren't contemplating elections beyond this year, but Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz announced today...
Judge Gavel

Judge Rules in Favor of LA Candidate Rossi in DA Race Ballot Designation Spat

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A judge ruled today that a candidate for district attorney lawfully listed ``public defender, federal'' as her ballot...
Bernie Sanders & Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Bernie Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez Rally in Venice Today

VENICE (CNS) - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was joined by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a beachside rally at Windward Plaza...

WATCH LIVE: The Loyola Democratic Debate

WATCH LIVE: The PBS NewsHour/POLITICO Democratic Debate
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With Union Disputes In Rear-View Mirror, Dems Set To Debate At LMU

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Seven Democratic presidential hopefuls will take the stage at Loyola Marymount University tonight for a debate that could...
Bernie Sanders & Wife

Yang And Sanders Use Maternal Mortality Stats To Talk About Race

Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News and Victoria Knight In an exchange about racial inequality at December’s Democratic presidential primary debate, businessman Andrew Yang  highlighted jaw-droppingly...
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Democrats Debate Whether Medicare for All Is ‘Realistic’

In the end, literally, the candidates returned to health care. The sixth Democratic presidential debate on Thursday is likely to be best remembered for its...
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Labor Deal Reached At LMU; Democratic Debate To Take Place As Scheduled

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Thursday's Democratic presidential debate will go on as scheduled thanks to a tentative agreement announced today on a three-year...
Los Angeles City Hall

L.A. City Clerk Announces Qualified Candidates For March 3 Primary Election

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles City Clerk's Office today released the official list of 33 candidates who have qualified to...
Bernie Sanders & Wife

Democratic Hopefuls Threaten to Boycott Los Angeles Debate Over Union Dispute

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - All seven Democratic presidential hopefuls who qualified for next week's debate at Loyola Marymount University said today they...
Los Angeles District Attorney

Ceballos Pulls Out Of Race, Endorses George Gascon Against DA Jackie Lacey

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Deputy District Attorney Richard Ceballos pulled out of the L.A. County District Attorney's race today and endorsed former...
Los Angeles City Hall

Los Angeles County Democrats Endorse Gascon Over Lacey

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County Democrats have endorsed former San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon over incumbent Jackie Lacey, intensifying...
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California Governor Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Frances Chacon, 47, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of legislative affairs for the California Complete Count – Census 2020. Chacon was legislative consultant at the Department of General Services from 2016 to 2019. She was program manager at the Department of Social Services [...]

California CEO and Seven Others Charged in Multi-Million Dollar Conduit Campaign Contribution Case

Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja, a Lebanese-American and the CEO of an online payment processing company called Allied Wallet Inc., conspired with George Nader,...
Jackie Lacey

Jackie Lacey Says She Won’t Use Fundraiser Who Worked for Trump

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey has cut ties with a political fundraiser who also helped organize...
I Voted Did You, Everystockphoto: Photographer "CAVE CANEM"

Candidates Filing For Most March Primary Offices Concludes in Los Angeles. Here’s a List

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The filing period has ended for most county, state and federal offices in Los Angeles County in the...
LA Fire Department

L.A. County Places 6 Cent Parcel Tax for Fire Department on March Ballot

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors agreed today to place a parcel tax on the March ballot that would provide...
Kaiser Health News

Candidates Are Betting Big On Health. Is That What Voters Really Want?

KHN's chief Washington correspondent, Julie Rovner, who has covered health care for more than 30 years, offers insight and analysis of policies and politics...
Joe Biden

Did Joe Biden Overstate Democratic Voters’ Opposition To ‘Medicare For All’?

When the subject of “Medicare for All” came up during the Democratic debate last week, former Vice President Joe Biden claimed that the majority...
Fair Political Practices Commission FPPC

FPPC Fines Former Contra Costa Official $150,000 For Misuse Of Campaign Funds

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), California’s governmental ethics and campaign disclosure agency, today approved one of its largest penalties of the year against a former public official who used campaign funds for himself. The $150,000 penalty was levied against former Contra Costa County Clerk/Recorder Joe Canciamilla for personal use of campaign funds, one of [...]
George Gascon Los Angeles District Attorney Election 2019

George Gascon Gains Support From Candidate Dropping Out of L.A. District Attorney Race

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A deputy district attorney who had been among four people running against Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie...

In This Democratic Debate, Health Care Issues Took A Back Seat

Marijuana decriminalization. Paid family leave. And, yes, “Medicare for All.” Democrats strayed a little from arguing the intricacies of single-payer health care during their fifth...
Recall Gavin Newsom

California Republican Party Goes On Record to Support Recall Efforts Against Governor Gavin Newsom

BREAKING.... In a vote this weekend, the Executive Board of the California Republican Party has decided to support the...
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Los Angeles Councilman David Ryu Seeks to Build Bridge Housing Between Los Feliz, Silver...

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu proposed today that a study be conducted on the feasibility of creating...
David Ryu Los Angeles Council Member

Los Angeles City Councilman Accused of Taking Developer Money

Los Angeles City Councilman, David Ryu, has been accused by his opponent Sarah Kate of taking money from real estate developers who...
Tax consultant Salari, Los Angeles County's Tax Assessor John Noguez, and Chief Property Appraiser Mark McNeil 2012 Booking Photos - Reuters Pictures Archive, Fred Prouser

Eight Years After Arrests, Criminal Political Corruption Case Against Ex-Los Angeles Assessor John Noguez,...

Editors Note: Watchourcity.com will be at the court hearing on December 10.  Check back on a frequent basis for updates. ...
Chesa Boudin Election Night 2019, San Francisco California

Chesa Boudin, Son Of Weather Underground Terrorists, Wins Race for District Attorney of San...

Chesa Boudin, Son of Convicted Weather Underground members Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, was just elected to be San Francisco District Attorney.
George Gascon Los Angeles District Attorney Election 2019

George Gascón Enters The Race for Los Angeles District Attorney – Resigns From San...

George Gascón recently exited the San Franciso District Attorney position and returned to his childhood home of Southern California to run...
Fair Political Practices Commission FPPC

California Fair Political Practices Commission Proposes to Fine Todd Gloria, ACLU and Others

It was a busy October 2019 for the Enforcement Division of the FPPC. They received 80 complaints and opened 20 for...
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Election Results for Los Angeles County Special Election 11/5/19

Los Angeles county held special elections yesterday with mixed outcomes. In addition to a special state assembly vote for the vacated seat...
Elizabeth Warren

Analysis: Elizabeth Warren Throws Down The Gauntlet

Laying the table for the next Democratic debate, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has issued a plan that explains how she would fund what she...

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