West Covina residents against voting districts are collecting signatures to overturn new city elections

By Stephanie K. Baer|

Longtime Valle Lindo school board member appointed to South El Monte City Council

SOUTH EL MONTE >> The city council voted Wednesday to fill its open seat with a longtime Valle Lindo School Board member, who will remain there until at least November when another special election can be held. The council voted 3-1 to app...

By Christopher Yee|

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    With the 2018 primary elections about a year away, three Democrats have begun campaigning to represent the San Gabriel Valley in the state Senate. Baldwin Park Councilwoman Susan Rubio, Los Angeles Community College District Board Trustee and former state Assemblyman Mike Eng and union organizer Ruben Sierra, of Alhambra, are running for the 22nd Senate District. The district — which includes the cities of Alhambra, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, Rosemead, El Monte, South El...

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  • Special elections

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    SOUTH EL MONTE >> The City Council decided Tuesday to appoint a resident to fill the seat left after its former mayor resigned amid a corruption scandal last year, until a special election can be held Nov. 7, 2017. Based on state law, the term for the appointee can only last until the next municipal general election, said Alex Olvera, manager of the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s election information and preparation division. Faced with a...

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  • Local governments

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  • Local Elections

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  • Local taxes

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    MONTEBELLO >> City council members moved closer Wednesday to getting the required unanimous vote to declare a fiscal emergency to put a 1 percent sales tax increase on the Nov. 7 ballot. The lone holdout, Councilman Bill Molinari, warmed to idea of an emergency vote after the council proposed a plan limiting funds for council member travel budget, raising requirements for city contracts and creating an oversight committee chaired by residents. Passed by voters in 1996,...

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  • Local Elections

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    The calls for Los Angeles City Council candidate Joe Bray-Ali to withdraw from the District 1 race continue to grow louder. On Thursday evening, seven of the council’s 15 members issued a joint statement urging Bray-Ali to step aside over his previous online comments insulting African Americans, transgender and obese people. “Enough is enough. We will not allow intolerance to poison our city and I am personally calling on Mr. Bray-Ali to withdraw as a...

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  • Local Elections

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    Los Angeles City Council hopeful Joe Bray-Ali vowed Thursday to forge ahead with his bid for a seat representing northeast Los Angeles and MacArthur Park, despite mounting backlash over offensive remarks he made more than a year ago in an online discussion board. One of the biggest blows to Bray-Ali’s campaign came from seven of his potential colleagues on the City Council who took the unusual step Thursday evening of demanding the candidate drop out of the race. The...

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  • Local Elections

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    Los Angeles City Council candidate Joe Bray-Ali came under fire Wednesday for a bevy of comments he made online in which he used a racial slur and disparaged transgender and obese people. Online postings surfaced in which Bray-Ali uses the term “n*****,” comments on videos of black people fighting, shames obese people and criticizes transgender people. Bray-Ali appeared to have made the comments more than a year ago in the online discussion forum Voat, using the...

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  • Elections

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  • Local Elections

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