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  • Fiscal cliff threatens all Californians

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 19, 2012 | 9:44 am

    Who should worry about the looming package of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts that will hit this nation if Congress cannot come to a deal to avoid what has come to be known as the “fiscal cliff?”

    Everybody.

    Calif. Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield (D – San Fernando Valley) said...

  • Brown signs law targeting insurance industry ties with Iran

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 3, 2012 | 4:23 pm

    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill aimed at dissuading California-based insurance companies from making indirect investments in Iran. 

    The state’s insurance companies already are prohibited from making large direct investments in Iran; the new law aims to put further...

  • Calif. Assembly bill targeting insurance industry ties with Iran advances

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    May 9, 2012 | 11:14 am

    A bill in the California State Assembly that would dissuade insurance companies based in the state from making indirect investments in Iran has been approved by committee, a key step on the way to becoming law.

    The bill, jointly authored by Assembly members Bob Blumenfield (D-San...

  • Berman and Sherman vie for credit for 405 expansion

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 19, 2012 | 3:50 pm

    Here’s something to consider when you’re next stuck in traffic: Which incumbent Jewish Democratic congressman running for reelection in the 30th district should get credit for expanding the 405 freeway?

    Rep. Howard Berman (D – Van Nuys) and Rep. Brad Sherman (D – Sherman...

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  • Democratic party vote sends Berman v. Sherman contest to convention

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 22, 2012 | 4:48 pm

    In his race for reelection in the new 30th congressional district, Rep. Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) won a victory of a sort on January 22. In a preliminary meeting known as a pre-endorsement conference, more than half of the Democratic party activists from the new 30th...

  • Sherman gets a Democratic endorsement; Berman gets a Super-PAC (part 1)

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 9, 2011 | 9:40 pm

    It’s been an eventful week in the Berman-Sherman race.

    With a San Fernando Valley group of Democratic activists voting on Nov. 7 to endorse Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), and, two days later, the Los Angeles Times uncovering the existence of a new “super PAC” created to...

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