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  • Rick Perry, humble and under indictment, announces second White House run

    Rick Perry, humble and under indictment, announces second White House run
    When Rick Perry made a late entry into the 2012 presidential race, he quickly surged to the top of the crowded Republican field. It turned out to be the high point of his candidacy. Less than three weeks after the voting started, the Texas governor...
  • Republican Rocky Chavez sees pathway to victory in U.S. Senate contest

    Republican Rocky Chavez sees pathway to victory in U.S. Senate contest
    OCEANSIDE — Rocky Chavez yearned for combat duty during his 28 years in the Marines, but commanders kept him far from the battlefield. "It's kind of like training for a football game and never getting into the game," said Chavez, a state...
  • Medical marijuana regulations advance in state Legislature

    Medical marijuana regulations advance in state Legislature
    Competing proposals to regulate the state's medical marijuana industry advanced in the Legislature on Thursday, capping a week of bustling legislative activity before state budget talks take priority for awhile in the Capitol. Lawmakers also voted on...
  • Illinois on same path as other states on pot legalization

    Illinois on same path as other states on pot legalization
    Recent victories at the state Capitol are giving marijuana advocates hope that their ultimate goal — to legalize pot in Illinois — may be closer to reality. With a medical pot program underway and lawmakers voting last month to decriminalize...
  • Brown's water quest taps forebears' inspiration, if not their flexibility

    Brown's water quest taps forebears' inspiration, if not their flexibility
    Gov. Jerry Brown increasingly seems to be drawing from the past, inspired by his pioneering forebears and comparing their struggles with his own. They had much tougher lives, he tells audiences. Surely if they could cross the Plains in covered wagons,...
  • State Senate OKs climate change bill, seeks to ban new offshore drilling

    State Senate OKs climate change bill, seeks to ban new offshore drilling
    State senators passed legislation Wednesday intended to help California tackle climate change by setting new targets for generating renewable energy, reducing gasoline use and increasing energy efficiency in buildings. The lawmakers also approved a...
  • Three new Industry council members say they'll be independent

    Three new Industry council members say they'll be independent
    The City of Industry's first City Council election in nearly two decades has empowered three new council members with ties to the influential Perez family, whose multimillion-dollar business contracts with the city have come under intense scrutiny....
  • Ex-L.A. council candidate fined for fraudulent bid for matching funds

    Ex-L.A. council candidate fined for fraudulent bid for matching funds
    A former Los Angeles City Council candidate has agreed to pay a $91,548 fine for fraudulently seeking matching funds from the city by claiming qualifying donations from bogus contributors, including at least five who were dead. Robert L. Cole Jr., who...
  • City of Industry elects 3 new council members with ties to Perez family

    City of Industry elects 3 new council members with ties to Perez family
    Since the City of Industry was incorporated in 1957, the industrial suburb of 2,500 businesses and about 400 residents has been controlled by a small group of financially connected families. Council members sometimes serve for decades and seats are...
  • Law students propose bill to close lucrative Capitol lobbying loophole

     Law students propose bill to close lucrative Capitol lobbying loophole
    The three law students lingered anxiously outside a Capitol hearing room, waiting to learn the fate of an entire school year of work. They had sponsored a proposal to shed light on who lobbies to sell the state more than $1 billion in goods and services...
  • State Senate OKs measures on immigrant healthcare, e-cigarettes

    State Senate OKs measures on immigrant healthcare, e-cigarettes
    The state Senate approved a hotly debated measure Tuesday that would provide healthcare coverage to many immigrants who reside in California illegally. Lawmakers also gave the first full-house approval to bills that would raise the state smoking age...