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  • FBI agent accused of misconduct in California politics probe

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - One of the primary FBI agents investigating California state Senator Leland Yee was removed from the probe and reprimanded for financial misconduct, according to a court filing from one of the other defendants in the case. In...
  • Another FBI inquiry hits California's Capitol with probe of Leland Yee

    Another FBI inquiry hits California's Capitol with probe of Leland Yee
    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. SACRAMENTO -- For the second time in less than a year, agents are searching a Capitol office as part of a federal investigation. Last year it was Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello) who was targeted in...
  • Leland Yee denounced by gun lobby as a 'hypocrite' and 'scumbag'

    Leland Yee denounced by gun lobby as a 'hypocrite' and 'scumbag'
    As details of state Sen. Leland Yee’s alleged crimes trickled out, advocates associated with gun-rights groups jumped on the possible ironies. An affidavit filed in federal court in San Francisco by FBI Special Agent Emmanuel V. Pascua said...
  • UC executive pay raise sparks another bill to restrict such hikes

     
    Senator wants to limit university executive raises...
  • Contract: Sarah Palin Requested Bendy Straws, Bottled Water At CSU Stanislaus Fundraiser

    Contract: Sarah Palin Requested Bendy Straws, Bottled Water At CSU Stanislaus Fundraiser
    The California State University Foundation has released its contract with former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin that shows the speaker's request as well as compensation for a fundraiser dinner conducted in June. According to the contract released...
  • Lobbying ... for just pennies a day!

     
    First question: how do you feel about lobbyists? [You can think expletives but not write them.] Now, second question. How about doubling the fees California lobbyists have to pay to register as lobbyists? [Okay, okay, not so loud.] So, all......
  • Ski Helmet Bill Heads Back to Governor's Desk

    Ski Helmet Bill Heads Back to Governor's Desk
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The state legislature has approved a bill making it mandatory for anyone under the age of 18 to wear a helmet on the ski slopes. Under SB 105 sponsored by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco,) minors would be required to wear...
  • Threatening Fax to Senator Prompted by Limbaugh Rant

    Threatening Fax to Senator Prompted by Limbaugh Rant
    The faxes appeared after Senator Leland Yee called out talk show host Rush Limbaugh for making fun of Chinese language and culture on live radio. Yee spokesman Adam Keigwin says instead, Limbaugh compared himself to a 1960's comedian. "People used to...
  • New Bill Gives Teens in Prison for Life a Second Chance

    New Bill Gives Teens in Prison for Life a Second Chance
    There’s a Senate Bill making its way through the State Capitol that, basically, gives a second chance, to any 16 to 18-year-old who is thrown in prison for life without the possibility of parole.  It is Senate Bill 9, authored by Senator Leland...
  • Gun Debate Reignited by Aurora Shooting

    Gun Debate Reignited by Aurora Shooting
    The debate over gun control is intensifying over gun control in the wake of Friday's shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. What may be different this time is whether or not lawmakers at all levels decide to act to curtail what's possible. "It&...
  • Calif. Bill Could Ban 'Bullet Button' on Assault Weapons

    Calif. Bill Could Ban 'Bullet Button' on Assault Weapons
    SACRAMENTO (KTLA) -- A state senator is looking to amend legislation that could close a loophole in the nation's toughest assault weapons law. The law, passed earlier this year, banned gun manufacturers from selling weapons with detachable magazines....