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Democracy can be messy. In Southern California, the political system is changing in front of us, from how we vote to who is running for office. Many voices are shouting to be heard. I examine who gets listened to, and why, and provide a guide to anyone who wants to more fully participate in civic life.
Stories by Mary Plummer
California’s newest congressional member took his oath of office on Tuesday to represent the 34th district, but the lengthy transition has been controversial.
As Eric Garcetti was sworn in, he was interrupted by a small group of Black Lives Matter protesters who held up signs and chanted.
The state's top elections official, responding to a Bloomberg News report, says no breach occurred in the 2016 presidential election in California.
Robert Ahn's loss in the 34th Congressional District race proved a disappointment to his Korean American supporters but some see it as a step to broader influence.
There are still 1,685 ballots to be counted in the 34th Congressional District race but they won't change the election handily won by state Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez.
State Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez captured the 34th Congressional District seat in a special election. More than 32,970 ballots had been counted as of Tuesday night.
Voters will choose between two Democrats today who share similar views on many issues but differ greatly in their backgrounds and experience.
Voters in the 34th Congressional District in the Los Angeles pick their next U.S. House member Tuesday. If fundraising is any indication, the results may be close.
Many are watching next week's special congressional election in Los Angeles as a window into the future of voting in California as more people mail in their ballots.
Tuesday's runoff election for former U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra's seat features two Democrats who share a lot in common. We break down the points where they differ.
Ballot counts released in the L.A. City Council District 7 race and school board District 6 contest still don't make crystal clear who won.
Voters in Tuesday's general election chose two pro-charter members, tipping the balance of the seven-member Los Angeles Unified School District board.
What's at stake? Two City Council seats, two school board seats and one ballot measure will go before voters today in the city's general election.
The city of Los Angeles will hold its general election on Tuesday. We tell you what you need to know to get ready.
Voters will be choosing a new representative Tuesday for the L.A. City Council district representing the northeast San Fernando Valley. The district has been without a voting council member since September.