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What Ed Royce's retirement says about Orange County politics The Democratic party thinks it has the momentum to take back the House this November. To do that, they’ll need to flip half a dozen districts in a Republican stronghold: Orange County. Democrats got some good news yesterday when Republican Congressman Ed Royce of Fullerton announced he won’t run for re-election this year.
The rise and (fast) fall of LA City Council candidate Joe Bray-Ali News recently surfaced that Joe Bray-Ali made offensive comments about black people, overweight people, and trans people getting gender reassignment surgery. Then on Friday, he wrote a Facebook post airing all his dirty laundry. Several groups have rescinded their endorsements of Bray-Ali. He says this scandal distracts from the main issues he has with incumbent Gil Cedillo.
Remembering prominent progressive Stanley Sheinbaum Prominent Angeleno Stanley Sheinbaum died Monday at the age of 96. For most of his life, Sheinbaum was a citizen activist in local, national, and international politics. He played major roles in the Israeli peace process, in reshaping the LAPD after Rodney King, and in the Pentagon Papers. His wealth came through marriage – his wife Betty is the daughter of movie mogul Harry Warner. Together they were powerful fundraisers for progressive politicians and causes, including hosting Bernie Sanders at their Brentwood mansion last year.
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.