Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Government & Politics

City Council District 1 debate turns ugly

Monday night’s City Council District 1 debate between candidates Joe Bray-Ali and Gil Cedillo was supposed to be about housing policy. But that was all but forgotten during what became a rowdy affair with screaming audience members and ethnic taunts directed at one of the candidates. The ... Read More »

Will Saturday become Hermon Independence Day?

HERMON —  It’s easy to overlook Hermon. The tiny neighborhood across the Arroyo Seco from Highland Park has only about 3,500 residents.  The neighborhood commercial hub is a small shopping center that partly burned down last year.  The most well known landmarks include the Hermon Dog ... Read More »

Runoff growing more likely in First District council race

Incumbent First District Councilman Gil Cedillo appears to be less likely to avoid a runoff based on today’s update of the results from the March 7 election. Cedillo’s share of the vote now stands 49.37%, according to updated figures released this afternoon by the L.A. County Registrar/Recorder-County ... Read More »

Election Day arrives but will many bother to vote?

The mailboxes of registered voters have been stuffed for weeks with campaign mailers in advance of today’s March 7 city primary. But, by the time the polls close tonight at 8 p.m., the vast majority of the city’s eligible voters will probably have not bothered to ... Read More »

Has your campaign sign gone missing? Then you might want to watch this Mt. Washington surveillance video

MOUNT WASHINGTON -- Last Friday afternoon Divina Lombardo put up a campaign sign for City Council District 1 candidate Joe Bray-Ali in on the fence of her home. But within less than 24 hours the sign had been snatched away. She didn't see who did it but a neighbor's surveillance camera captured an image of a man stuffing a Bray-Ali sign into the trunk of a car. Now, a police report has been filed over the case. Read More »

Highland Park’s historic Lummis Home left in limbo

HIGHLAND PARK — It has been nearly 2-1/2 years since the city began negotiating with Occidental College about managing and restoring the Lummis Home, a city and state historic landmark built out of arroyo stones.  However, the city and college have yet to reach an agreement, ... Read More »

Glassell Park candidates forum attracts a lively crowd

GLASSELL PARK — A large and often rowdy crowd packed the auditorium at Sonia Sotomayor Learning Academy Thursday night for a Council District 1 candidates forum. Many ignored pleas not to applaud, heckle or interrupt the four candidates — Joe Bray-Ali, incumbent Gil Cedillo, Giovany Hernandez ... Read More »