| Oct 24, 2012
| 8:31 AM
California’s plan to build a $68-billion bullet train divided the Legislature this summer, so it is no surprise that it became a hot-button election issue. And nowhere is that split more on show than in the 5th Senate District contest in the San...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Motorists without passengers would be able to use the car pool lanes on the Ventura (134) Freeway during non-peak hours under legislation introduced to address the growing gridlock on state freeways.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) said his AB...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 1:19 PM
The California Senate on Tuesday approved a two-year extension of tax credits for the film and television industry, providing $100 million annually through July 2017.
"The film and television industry is critically important to the economic vitality of...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:34 AM
State lawmakers sent two road-related proposals to the governor Tuesday, one that would hike fines for Californians who use a cellphone while driving and another that would exempt hybrid drivers from toll charges in car-pool lanes.
The cellphone bill, SB...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 9:07 AM
Three political committees that fought a 2008 ballot measure banning gay marriage in California have agreed to pay $80,000 in fines to the state ethics agency after admitting they violated campaign finance rules.
The fines come less than a month after...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:06 AM
The campaign committee for Proposition 8, a 2008 ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage in California, faces $49,000 in fines for failing to properly report and handle political contributions it received.
The fines are proposed by the enforcement...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:01 AM
Kayakers and environmental groups would have better access to sections of the Los Angeles River under legislation approved Monday by the state Assembly.
The measure requires the Los Angeles County Flood Control District to provide access to navigable...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 11:26 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown is weighing a proposal to better protect sports fans from violence at California's professional football stadiums, hockey arenas and baseball parks.
In the wake of violent incidents across the state, including the 2011 beating of San...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 12:21 PM
The state’s campaign watchdog agency gave final approval Thursday to $49,000 in fines against the campaign committee for Proposition 8, a 2008 ballot measure banning gay marriage in California.
The state Fair Political Practices Commission...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 11:16 AM
Campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee will have to wait a little longer to learn her fate for stealing more than $7 million in political funds from at least 50 clients, including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
Durkee, who pleaded guilty in March to five counts of...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 11:30 AM
California lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a proposed five-year, $500-million extension of the state’s film tax credit, despite opposition from teachers and others to giving Hollywood so much financial help when the state is cutting...