SBA Stands Ready to Assist California Businesses and Residents Affected by Wildfires, Flooding, Mudflows...

Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to California businesses and residents as a result of President Trump’s major disaster declaration, U.S. Small Business...

GOP Retirements Also Complicate Life For Democrats

By Tom Elias   Democrats were gloating in mid-January, almost assuming victories in two once-solidly Republican California congressional districts and figuring that could help assure their...

Lending Library at Risk

Several years ago Linda Peterson put up a bench, and then a small lending library on the parkway outside her house on Westgate Avenue....

Will Selfish Propositions Crowd This Year’s Ballot?

By Tom Elias   If supporters of several proposed initiatives now in the process of gathering signatures get their way, California voters may soon see an...

Recreational Marijuana Sales Bring Long Lines to Dispensaries

By Michael Livingston On the first day of recreational marijuana sales in West Hollywood, the mood was celebratory and the line was long. A crowd of...

Delaine Eastin: Sleeper Candidate Could Emerge

By Tom Elias This article is one in an ongoing series of interviews with candidates for governor of California. Delaine Eastin has never run a losing...

State’s GOP Congress Members Put Selves At Risk

By Tom Elias             If there’s one thing members of Congress are elected to do, it’s to look after the best interests of their own constituents...

A Solution to the Homeless Problem?

  It’s the holidays and our hearts go out to the poor, the infirm and the homeless. We wish we could do something to ease their...

Mayor Kicks Off the Giving Spirit’s Winter Homeless Outreach Event in Brentwood

Mayor Eric Garcetti, a loyal supporter of The Giving Spirit and a strong, vocal advocate for the homeless, will speak and answer questions during its Winter...

Will Top Two ‘Jungle Primary’ Aid Feinstein?

By Tom Elias   Strong irony is in the air as California heads into the hot political year of 2018, with an initiative to end the...