News Editor

Harman: Power shift to be smooth 12/2/06


Report: Millions steered to contractors 10/18/06

Harman demands new Iraq report 9/28/06

Ney drops out of race, cites toll on family 8/7/06

JULY 2006

JUNE 2006
Key aides leaving Ney’s staff 6/30/06

MAY 2006

APRIL 2006
Rep. Jane Harman's goal: Aid Democrats on security issue 4/4/06
'Concerted push' made to expand offshore drilling 4/9/06
Carson lawmaker says health reports come from foes 4/7/06

MARCH 2006
United States officials evaluate port security system 3/31/06
Cargo containers inspected at 'staggeringly low' rate 3/30/06
Report: Radioactive material easily brought into U.S. 3/28/06
Harman: ID cards are critical to port security 3/17/06
Showdown shapes up over grant program 3/12/06
Critics see danger in nation's ongoing lack of ID standards for harbor workers 3/10/06

House passes bill to annul states' laws on food warnings 3/9/06
Harman wants 'solid answers' on ports 3/1/06
Senate panel OKs blocking, disclosure of earmarks 3/1/06

Former comrades angered by 'bribe menu' 2/22/06
Proposal to ease food-safety labels picking up steam 2/18/06
Ney’s trip to London nets $34,000 2/12/06
Ethics reform efforts facing resistance on Capitol Hill 2/11/06
Details of foiled '02 plot revealed 2/10/06
Feinstein offers plan to cut back on earmarks 2/3/06
House approves lobbying limits for ex-members 2/2/06

Pair of senators pledges to challenge all earmarks 1/27/06

Senators to challenge special-interest spending 1/27/06
Villaraigosa to head poverty task force 1/25/06
Villaraigosa will give rebuttal to Bush speech in Spanish 1/26/06
Chertoff defends possible S.D. cuts 1/19/06
Scandals force talk of ethics reform 1/14/06
Despite ER closures, shortages, California is ranked first in U.S. 1/11/06
Boxer questions security funding 1/11/06

Harman says spy program might be too broad 12/22/05
Special counsel will investigate Cunningham 12/22/05

Feinstein, Boxer take issue with Bush barb 12/20/05
Panel faulted over Cunningham probe 12/16/05
Cunningham case brings new look at pensions 12/15/05
South Bay Democrats reflect rift within their party over Iraq 12/12/05
Bribery admission spotlights favoritism 12/3/05
Some Republicans are dumping donations given by Cunningham 12/2/05

Lawmakers push major port security bill 11/15/05

Harman wants House inquiry into pre-war Iraq intelligence 11/15/05
Harman may lose top intelligence committee job 11/8/05
LAX to get new safety technology 11/3/05

House committee clears offshore oil-drilling bill 10/27/05
2 races for governor in spotlight 10/23/05
Oil crunch tests moratorium on new offshore rigs 10/17/05
Harman pushes House bill prohibiting prisoner abuse 10/10/05
State, S.D. could get more anti-terror funds 10/8/05

South Bay Rep. Harman launches national security committee 10/7/05
Harman skips the 'filters' in blog on her visit to Iraq 10/3/05
Emergency radios still incompatible 10/2/05

Market manipulation ruled out in cost surge 9/27/05
Bomb-sniffing dogs part of security push 9/30/05
Cunningham is allowed to use campaign funds for legal bills 9/23/05
L.A. emergency chiefs outline their preparedness stance 9/16/05
Port of L.A. gets $11.4 million 'layer of security' 9/14/05
High-tech surveillance eyed for both borders 9/10/05
Bush, lawmakers accused of shortchanging projects 9/2/05

Base panel rebuffs Pentagon on closings 8/25/05
Cunningham plans legal defense fund 8/20/05
Four in 10 Mexicans would move to U.S. 8/17/05

Reliant to pay for roughshod power play
FERC wants closure to energy crisis
Officials back off on L.A. terrorism warning
Senators express worries on cargo containers

JULY 2005
Massive transportation bill funds South Bay projects
Energy bill a big body blow to California, say opponents
LaHood says Patriot Act extension lacks safeguards
California's proposed Enron settlement still on track

Cunningham departure to reverberate in San Diego
Critics question motives of China

Delays hurt bioterror drug plan
Experts: U.S. transit systems not very secure

JUNE 2005
Bush says war is vital to future U.S. security
Scandal boosts call for closer look at Indian casinos
Indian casinos' money, clout under scrutiny
Medical marijuana supporters lose bid in House for state control

Supreme Court ruling favors big drug firms
Hunter says menus from Guantanamo a proof of good care
FTC OKs patent deal clearing path for Unocal acquisition
State must use fuel additive

Villaraigosa steps into the national politics spotlight

MAY 2005
Customs commissioner tells Congress port security is improving
Investigators fault U.S. port security
Airlines argue daylight-saving change is costly

Panel probes S.D. arsons, other domestic extremism
Airport security gets new scrutiny by Congress
California may get more security funds

House bill would change color-coded terror alert system
Energy bill could face some hurdles

APRIL 2005
Bush wants controls over LNG imports
Truck grant legislation is added to energy bill
Biotech patents an issue for court
Weapons screening at airports failing, report says
Bush orders review of passport requirement

Security chief's path to Capitol well worn
Security funds slated for port complex
Power-trading rules change OK'd
Congress wants FERC to rule on LNG terminals

MARCH 2005
Probe of power sellers urged
LAX to get new bomb-detection device
Poet-leader takes NEA 'beyond the controversies'
Federal transit bill contains millions for South Bay projects
Enron tapes may be smoking gun

Academics researching threats to U.S. security
Bush budget proposal would bring Coast Guard unit to San Diego
Harman joins criticism of Bush administration's budget tactics
Control still top issue on LNG projects
Port officials concerned about security grants in Bush budget

Non-air transit is vulnerable due to funding, experts assert
Stowaway episode at Port of Los Angeles gets lawmakers' attention

RAND suggests anti-missile system for airlines may be too costly
Feinstein does not see GOP's gains as a threat to her tenure in Senate
Security tight in nation's capital
Supreme Court weighs damages in RPV case
A security blanket to cover Washington

Fire-prevention funding escapes Forest Service ax
Boxer joins challenge to Ohio's vote result

Air travel woes will continue in 2005
Feinstein raps plan to reduce fire funds
Terror attack the top danger of LNG transport, study finds
New driver's license rules meant to deter terrorists
New ID rules cause worries over privacy
Report finds state lagging in readiness for bioterror attack
Latino's support for GOP in '04 worries Democrats

Congresswoman Harman continues push for 9-11 package

Airport security screening may go into private hands
LAX got 'lucky' in near-hit
Election experts say more voting reforms needed
Florida appears to avoid repeat of 2000 voting problems

2 plans on energy differ in the details
Fears voiced about election irregularities
Hurricane aid adds factor to Florida race
Razor-tight race taking an intense, partisan turn
Campaigns take Kerry, Bush into too-close-to-call territory
Campaign stretch run begins in Nevada for Bush, Kerry

No holds barred
Bush, Kerry hit the road, criticize each other after debate
Testy face-off
Cuban-Americans may not back Bush this time

Latinos' clout may be crucial

A-list states are bit players in 2004 drama

Filipino-American WWII veterans arrested in protest for benefits
Another photo finish?
Graham alleges White House cover-up
Ground zero was rallying point, lightning rod
Senator draws fire for endorsing Bush


JULY 2004
Kerry selects Edwards

JUNE 2004
Plan to cut fliers' waiting time to be tested

A nation pays its respects
Harman urges Bush to release a memo on torture to Congress
People's hero at rest

MAY 2004
Feds act to counter bioterrorism
House defeats bill to deny care for illegal immigrants

U.S. intelligence experts sneak a peek at Britain
California lawmakers call new Iraq prison photos 'disgusting'
Views diverge at U.S. hearing on electronic voting machines
Harman expects copy of report

S.D. firm's workers said to be part of POW abuses
3 decades later, Vietnam sparks campaign battle in 2004 race

APRIL 2004
President's luster dims among Arab-Americans
FBI didn't press to start search for terror figure
Independent campaign ads facing tighter FEC scrutiny
Rice rejects criticism
Boxer urges passage of bill to arm pilots

MARCH 2004
Easy primary season might hinder Kerry
Waters defends Haiti's ousted leader
Task Force charged with streamlining anti-terror funding
Voting machine glitches concern computer experts
Ingredients from 2000 back in Florida mix
Kerry quick to tackle Bush

Super Tuesday a chance for Edwards to close gap

Waters predicts 'bloodbath' in Haiti
Two-horse race: Dean abandons campaign
Harman: Port security funds lacking
Tests loom for Kerry in South tomorrow

A Wisconsin win is a must for Dean
Kerry wins 5 out of 7

Candidates swap criticisms on eve of vote in 7 states
S.C. a must-win state, Edwards says

Candidates battle for support of black voters

Democrats attack Bush on war
Dean ousts top aide in major staff shake-up
Democrats launch 7-state reality check

Iowans favor Kerry, Edwards over Dean
Campaign dead heat for Iowa caucuses
Clock running as Gephardt woos Iowans
Kerry, Edwards gain in Iowa; Clark waits in New Hampshire
Candidates ratchet up attacks; Moseley Braun reportedly dropping out
Dean on the defensive
3 firms to work on missile-defense proposals for commercial airliners

U.S. ability to respond to attack is questioned
Dietary supplement bills stalled
Hussein’s capture may cut attacks
Bill helps Filipino WWII vets
Security funding on way for port
Medicare deal targets migrants

Bush signs financial privacy bill, voiding some Calif. regulations
Bush signs forest-thinning act foes say will benefit timber interests
Filipino vets await signing of benefit bill

Gephardt, Kerry gang up on Dean in Democratic TV debate
Vermonters puzzled at Dean's liberal image
El Paso to pay state $1.6 billion
U.S. giving $10 million to region for security
Forest legislation stalls amid lawmakers' procedural squabble

Officials lobby for port security
Legislation buoys Torrance proposal in ship-naming program

Senate privacy bill OK'd; law for Calif. would be trumped
Push to save California's privacy law is thwarted

Wildfires boost forest-thinning bill
Privacy bill may curtail safeguards in state law
State faces uphill fight for federal funds
GOP celebrates win; political experts see changing electorate
Reliant reaches settlement agreement
State rips proposed payments for power

Harmon Opposes Patriot Act Extension
Ex-Senator Moseley Braun formally joins 2004 field
Debate seen as first major test for Clark

Candidates step up Bush, Iraq criticism
Ridge Defends Homeland Security Spending Level
U.S. plan for defending airliners against missile attacks faulted
Clark enters race for president as 10th Democrat in campaign
Calif. license law for illegals worries feds
FERC head backs power settlements

Sempra gets OK for LNG terminal
9/11 investigators baffled FBI cleared 3 ex-San Diegans
9 candidates differ more openly but still united in criticizing Bush
A fighting Kerry is officially in the race
Long-stalled energy bill has new life

Power company deals at hand
FERC takes knocks again from GAO in new report
Rohrabacher urges new space vehicle technology

California House Democrats endorse Bustamante
Families press for troops' return
Harman leads call for declassifying report
Schwarzenegger cheered; Feinstein says Davis can win

Utilities cleared of withholding energy

JULY 2003
Agencies lack data on energy markets
Lawmakers call for curbs on ephedra
House panel puts ephedra studies under microscope
Metabolife execs take the Fifth
Opposition to Patriot Act grows resolute
Sempra, SDG&E will talk to FERC
Rep. Harman questions justification for Iraq war
Metabolife execs, worker face subpoenas in ephedra probe
Dean has an edge in online efforts
Funding for ship security at issue

JUNE 2003

Future of natural gas on front burner at federal summit
California's power deals not unfair, FERC says
Ex-governor Dean joins race with attack on Bush
Murdoch calls merger a boon
Admiral nominated as Senate chaplain
Harman calls terror strategy ‘next to useless’
Harman on tap to review Iraq intelligence
Senate OKs offshore survey of fuel reserves
State challenges efforts to reduce power refunds
Harman questions weapons intelligence
Federal background checks half finished
Sacramento lobbies to be Quantico of the West

MAY 2003
Debate behind bio-vaccine bill moving slowly
Screening flaws cited by Ridge
Filipino vets get Bush benefits vow

Study knocks Hahn’s LAX
L.A. to get more dollars for security
Harman calls for release of 9-11 report
9 Democrats differ in debate on issues

Democrats are happy to discuss jobs, not the war
Sempra ordered to show its price-data safeguards
California In Line For More  Homeland Security Dollars

APRIL 2003
Officials debate world's role in war crim
es trials
Security funding comes to a head count
L.A. Gets Radiation Detection Equipment From Feds 

Power companies admit to misdeeds during state crisis
Airliner protection is subject of debate
FERC judge delays OK in Avista case
New power crisis could hit state, ISO official says
Senate rejects airline anti-missile spending
Boxer seeks funds to help airlines thwart attacks from missiles
Boxer joins in effort to block FERC nominee

Experts: Terror risk builds the longer war lasts
Intentional idling of power plants questioned

MARCH 2003
Cities spend $70 million weekly on higher alert
Experts see gaps in preparedness for bioterrorism
FERC paves way for California energy refund
Power struggle could sidetrack FERC nominees
Terror alert raised one level to orange
FERC ready to delve into California's power crisis
Fallout shelters may soon be back in vogue
FERC plans to disclose evidence in power case
Plan would allow arming of cargo pilots
Al-Qaida threat still exists, Harman warns
State files a long list of energy allegations

Davis pitches high-tech sector for wartime contracts
Red alert's meaning puzzles local, state officials
Use of 'open registries' is getting closer look
Rohrabacher to stay on space panel during probe
Fight becomes hotter over cost of aviation measures
Reliant to pay in power price manipulation
A deadline speeds state search for energy data
Deficit-heavy plan arrives
9/11 commission faces 'formidable' job with limited resources

Rohrabacher backs curbs on foreign forms of identification 
Sharing of information a vital, daunting task for new agency
Mayor: Gang problem stretches beyond LA
Ports rally to Hawaii's effort to alter cruise ship law
Rohrabacher leads his own way 
Rep. Harman gets key intelligence post 
Anti-missile defense sought for airliners
Feinstein urges tougher airlines' cargo security
Mexicali power plant spurs gas-ban legislation

HORN leaving quiet legacy as he bows out of political spotlight
Key rulings expected early in '03 in cases arising from power crisis 
A new tool for homeland security?
Hefty power bill looms
Harman finds 9-11 report a good start
Intelligence agencies bungled chance to head off 9/11, panel says
Avista seeks to end probe
Settlement offer has energy firm paying millions, aiding inquiry
Saudi details fight to block terror funding

Charity in question as Saudi funds scrutinized
State can bolster its case for refunds
Details of shutdown allegations revealed
Customs, INS brace for major shake-up
Toll road won't be exempt from state laws
Port security plan is approved by Congress; funding questioned
FERC still lacks muscle, senators told
Officials want Congress to act on homeland security aid
Exultant Republicans ready to push agenda
Planners fear Iraq war will bring attacks on U.S.

U.S. energy plan, a Bush centerpiece, stalls on Hill
Hawthorne native’s rise is sheer poetry 
Port security legislation lacks funds
Lawmakers try for slice of security pie 
San Diego-based hijackers were Al-Qaeda "veterans"
Harman joins group pushing for new agency 
AFL-CIO wants safety inspectors sent to ports
DirecTV merger blocked by FCC 
New details emerge on S.D.-based hijackers

Bush takes steps toward intervening in lockout
Spy agencies lack linguists
Two lawmakers ask Bush to intervene in port dispute 
South Bay lawmakers split on Iraq resolution 

Panel told alert for terrorists was treated as routine

Many terrorist watch lists; but who's watching?
Intelligence agencies struggle to meet language needs
La Jollan, 83, tells Congress of WWII slave camp beatings
LAX testing plan to cut searches
L.A. could be test site for new port ID cards

Panel told of missed chances to foil terror
Official: Tip-off about 2 hijackers was too late
Probe to focus on hijackers from S.D.
FERC's power plan draws opposition
Grant Awarded For Major Southern California Aviation Study

New York still 'hurting' from terror attacks 
Transportation ID put on hold
Bush reorganization is still far from done

Foreign ports join terror fight
U.S. 'red teams' think like terrorists to test security
FERC orders deeper power inquiry
S.D. tuna firms get victory in trade bill signed by Bush
FERC's new power plan draws static

JULY 2002
Governor, regulators clash over ISO board
Airports encounter obstacles in hiring screeners
FDA panel wants pregnant women advised on tuna in diet
Airport security deadline at risk
Army official grilled on Enron tactics
House panel cites serious failures by spy agencies
Energy regulators draw fire
Congress no rubber stamp for Bush plan
Feinstein again urges energy oversight
Agency wobbling on takeoff
Airport flunks security screening test

Rate surcharge for upgrades to SDG&E security to increase bills
2 cents a month

JUNE 2002

Anthrax-attack researcher is subject of scrutiny by the FBI
House Moves To Require More Intelligence Sharing With Local Officials
Technology area code still possible for South Bay
State lags on power plants, GAO says
Defendants are not entitled to all information, justices rule
Some Bush advisers oppose boost in ethanol use
For a watchdog, FERC has little bite, study says 
Ports awarded security grants
Security office plan may spark turf war
VA chief backs health benefits for Filipino vets
Supreme Court narrows scope of disability act
Harman and others on Capitol Hill caution re turf-jealous lawmakers
Proposed changes are massive, and have critics
Ban sought on gas exports to plants that pollute
FERC gives power firms ultimatum
House passes bill to protect nation's ports
Justices side with Duke on contracts
Experts quietly study odds of terror strikes on farm products

MAY 2002
Enron ties dog Army secretary
Several traders deny using Enron-like tactics in California
Power sellers ordered to tell of sham trades
White House turns tables on Congress
Enron team knew early of dubious deals
Waxman says task force tried to ignore state energy crisis
Subpoenas OK'd for Enron hearing on price manipulation

State was easy prey for power ploys, experts say
Scope of power-price inquiry widens
Memos show how Enron took state, officials say
Energy bill would shield fuel industry from liability
Bush faces strong congressional challenge on homeland security
S.D. biotech firms compete for anti-terror contracts

APRIL 2002
State in long line for federal security funds
Hearings on power contracts ordered
Ethanol on front burner in cleaner fuel debate
FERC: Enron data 'is of no value' in probe
Horn Challenges Bush Order On Presidential Paper Secrecy
Enron 'sham' blamed for driving up power prices
FERC stands by OK of pipeline

Bid to rein in energy firms fails
Hearings ordered on power pacts
Pipeline study for border area faulted by EPA
Raytheon, Northrop Grumman team for federal contract
Feds preview model security checkpoints for airports
FDA to review seafood mercury warnings

MARCH 2002
Army endorses arming of some Guard troops at border
Transportation officials weighing arguments for arming pilots, crews

Regulatory exemptions aided Enron
Transportation officials consider airline crews 
L.A. airport traffic down 22.5 percent
Over objections, troops on border to be unarmed
LAX Upgrade for larger jets could cost $1.2 billion
Davis wary that legislation on ethanol could raise gas prices
Ridge looks to merge border agencies
Common chemicals could threaten nation, CIA warns
Ridge calls for better border technology

Harman Pushes Intelligence Sharing Bill
Supreme Court Hears Alleged Discrimination Case From El Segundo 
Send money, port officials tell congress

Local student's hearing opens
National ID system explored for ports
Bush finds lawmakers unwilling to give up funds for local projects
Lawmakers seek probe of Sept. 11 failures

Air cargo seemingly forgotten in scramble for airport security
Officials, experts ponder threat still posed by Al-Qaeda

Bush puts budget on war footing
Congress heads into uncharted waters
Filner urges pipeline be reconsidered
California to get $100 million to counter bioterrorism

Bush set to visit Mexico in March
Hearing urged on Enron role in power crisis
Irradiated mail draws complaints
Bush would double homeland security funds
Federal aid promised to cities for counter-terrorism efforts
Gun shows called a terrorist ally
Customs chief outlines cargo container security plan 
Arab nations cooperation "excellent" in terrorism war says Harman 
Congress has yet to address port security vulnerabilities

S.D. native's exposure to anthrax tale of fear, survival
Rep. Harman has history in anti-terrorism
Despite trailing in polls, Davis predicts 'double-digit' victory
U.S. could get multi-tiered terrorism alert system, Davis says
Sparring Over Military Tribunals Intensifies on Capitol Hill
Feds stockpile drug to combat radiation
Security spending affords opportunities for businesses
State official sees little need for adopting model bioterrorism plan
Bush lobbies lawmakers for fast-track trade authority
Satellite TV Giants Grilled on Merger

San Diego-based tuna companies lobby to keep tariff on imports

INS splits enforcement, service functions
$1 million to Los Angeles County for communications system
Community hit hard by 9/11 hit again
Traces of anthrax spores found in Feinstein office; no risk seen
Feds are flunking computer security
More Guard troops will patrol airports
Disease center in need of infusion
Congress OKs funds to restore beaches
Port funding clears House 

Issa suggests profiling kept him off flight
Methods explored to sanitize U.S. mail
Quest for normalcy appears elusive
San Diegan tested in anthrax scare

Senator, ABC News new targets of anthrax
Ease of getting IDs, other documents a concern
Officials work to allay anthrax fears
Top advisers named on global terrorism, cyberspace
Official says quakes, disasters keep state prepared
Report critical of California's energy deals     
Senate may tangle over energy issue

N.Y. disaster a challenge for San Diego dental sleuth
Tourists drawn to scene of disaster
San Diego grief counselors on front line
Experts say Jersey City is a breeding ground for terrorist cells
Some seek quick rebuilding of towers
Manhattan seeks 'normalcy'
Ready or not, shaken firms open today amid rubble
Dark scenes from a tragedy
Tragedy brings out profiteers, evildoers
Bush visits devastated site
Volunteers' outpouring marks spirit of New York
Rescue hopes rise and fall
In search for missing, family, friends congregate at hospitals and schools

Washington jolted to wartime status

New chief sees FERC as market cop
Question of propriety might end access to control room
Davis wears the party hat at governors confab
Joint task force will decide power issues

Governors, feds clash on siting power lines
Division marks start of governors meeting
House votes to allow new drilling in Alaska

JULY 2001
Lawmakers to debate Bush plan for energy
FERC orders more hearings over refunds
Bush's top team launches blitz for his energy agenda
Stem-cell issue blurs ideological lines
Refund claim can't stand, judge says
Refunds in jeopardy as talks fail
Refund talks lag for state, suppliers
New FERC chairman seems attuned to state's woes

JUNE 2001
House bolsters beach projects in area, Bush plan to cut funding is rejected
Judge in settlement talks says he isn't biased against amount
State, generators lock horns in talks;  Davis' $8.9 billion refund call too high, judge says

MAY 2001
House bolsters beach projects in area 
Judge in settlement talks says he isn't biased against amount
State, generators lock horns in talks
FERC boss unfazed by Davis' lawsuit threat
Davis, Bush on collision coarse over energy
Changes in Senate could offer state relief
Governor lambastes Bush's energy plan
Bush energy plan offers no swift help for state
Bush must hope for patience as he sells long-term energy plan
GOP rejects curbs on energy prices

House tries to help California cope
Bush orders federal workers to cut power use
FERC chairman defends price-control order

APRIL 2001
Limited energy price controls approved
FERC to weigh energy price caps
Davis hires Johnston to lobby for energy price caps
FERC orders power suppliers to reveal contracts

White House calls for cuts in energy conservation funds
More Californians are late on power bills

Key Republican proposes fix for energy crisis
Helms warms up to Mexico

March 2001
State's power woes a tough sell in Washington 
Abraham tells power suppliers to boost efforts
High court debates medical marijuana
Congressman eyes nuclear vessels as power source
State chided on attitude toward power plants
Two firms accused of closing plants to inflate power prices
Feinstein again pushes tougher laws on guns
State plan to buy energy lines worries federal official

Davis: Energy secretary is open to state's plan   
Davis takes power plan to D.C. 
Oil drillers covet California coast
D.C. visit has Davis in national spotlight 
Out of state firms bend on power prices 
Deregulation can work, other markets tell house panel 
Taxpayers could get bill for gas sold to troubled GP&E 
Feinstein bill to cap power prices to be considered
Western states urge federal power price caps
Bush initiates search for new energy policy
Bush's indifference worries state GOP
State's delegation gets cold shoulder on Capitol Hill   
Internet power auction draws few offers
Clinton avoids gas additive issue

Bush picks price cap foe to head FERC
Electricity woes ripple through economy
Nation's mayors favor 10 percent cut in energy
States woe's a hot topic at Abraham hearings
Bush aid calls power crisis a California problem
Davis wants legislation to allow state to help utilities
Emergency talks held to avert energy crisis
State narrowly averts blackouts; U.S. comes to aid
Negotiators close in on deal
FERC chairman resigns
Energy summit generates optimism
Energy groups meet in push for accord