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Supervisor Solis wants to put the brakes on Whittier Boulevard cruising

EAST LOS ANGELES — Cruising Whittier Boulevard, once a time honored ritual, had faded away in recent years. But apparently there’s been a cruising comeback, with events drawing 2,000 classic as well as rather ordinary cars to jam the boulevard. Now, L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis wants to renew efforts to clamp down on the cruising events in response to ... Read More »

Voters to select new leadership today for the 34th Congressional District

Will the 34th Congressional District election remain a symbol of Latino political strength? Or will it reflect a political coming-of-age for Korean Americans? Voters will decide today when they cast their ballots in the runoff election between attorney Robert Lee Ahn  and state assemblyman Jimmy Gomez. If elected, Ahn would be the second Korean-American ever elected to Congress.  Gomez is successful would continue the ... Read More »

Councilman Cedillo defeats Bray-Ali in Council District 1 runoff [updated]

Incumbent First District Councilman Gil Cedillo  won the contentious runoff against cycling advocate Joe Bray-Ali  based on unofficial results. With more than 100% of the precincts reporting, Cedillo claimed more than 70% of the vote, according to the the L.A. City Clerk. During the runoff, the issues — from crime to gentrification and rising homelessness — were  overshadowed by revelations about Bray-Ali’s online ... Read More »

Joe Bray-Ali or Gil Cedillo? Voters will decide tomorrow who will represent Council District 1

The tumultuous Council District 1 campaign ends tomorrow, Tuesday, May 16, when voters head to the polls to decide whether incumbent Gil Cedillo will remain in office or if cycling advocate and political newcomer Joe Bray-Ali should lead the Eastside district. It’s been a heated race, with Cedillo calling Bray-Ali a “charlatan” and “fraud” while Bray-Ali has charged the incumbent’s campaign with ... Read More »

Cedillo boosted by Bray-Ali scandals in District 1 runoff but is criticized over staff responsiveness

Though Councilman Gil Cedillo is benefitting from his opponent’s recent troubles in the District 1 runoff, he still faces criticism that his staff has been unresponsive and that they don’t attend community events, according to the L.A. Times. After having refused a Times reporter’s requests for an interview during the primary, Cedillo spoke to The Times last week, saying he ... Read More »

Will Robert Ahn’s controversial mailers return for the congressional runoff?

The political mailers Robert Lee Ahn sent out when he campaigned in the 34th Congressional District primary drew complaints and some pretty choice comments.  Some voters said the mailers sent during the 34th Congressional District primary campaign looked like they might be legal notices – mentioning “Attorney at Law” or “URGENT MESSAGE” or “New Polling Place Information” or “Jury Duty.”  Now that ... Read More »