San Diego mayor Bob Filner is being sued by his former communications director Irene McCormack Jackson for sexual harassment, but the mayor claims that, because of such intense media interest, he can’t get a fair trial in the county, and he’s requested a change of venue to neighboring Imperial County.
In the last Los Angeles city election, a bond measure to raise money for transit projects failed to pass by a hair. Measure J secured 64.72% of the vote, but needed 66.6%. State law requires local bond measures to have two-thirds of the vote, but some lawmakers want to change that.
The 70’s rock band The Runaways helped pave the way for female artists of today like Madonna and Lady Gaga. The LA-based band was the first all-girl group to be signed to a major label and tour the world.