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Alex Padilla

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  • Statewide ban on disposable plastic bags is signed into law by Brown

    California will have the nation's first statewide ban on disposable plastic bags under a measure signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown, who also expanded gun controls and personal privacy protections in an eclectic final flurry of bill signings for the year....
  • Gov. Brown signs phase-out of single-use plastic bags in stores

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday fulfilled a promise by signing a measure that will phase out single-use plastic bags from checkout stands at California supermarkets, convenience stores, liquor stores and pharmacies. California is the first state in the...
  • For the record

    Republican Party convention: An article in the Sept. 22 LATExtra section about Neel Kashkari's speech at the California Republican Party convention said Pete Peterson, GOP candidate for secretary of state, was running against Democrat Betty Yee. In fact,...
  • Kashkari portrays GOP as a champion of minorities and the poor

    Kashkari portrays GOP as a champion of minorities and the poor
    Stung by the refusal of two fellow Republicans to support his candidacy for governor, Neel Kashkari sought to put the controversy behind him Sunday with a fiery speech portraying his party as a champion of minorities and the poor. "We don't just fight...
  • Quake alerts' success spurs effort to complete early-warning system

    Quake alerts' success spurs effort to complete early-warning system
    When the 6.0 earthquake struck Napa County last month, a computer at a university lab here raced to warn agencies across the Bay Area. BART received an alert ordering trains to stop. San Francisco 911 operators had eight seconds to brace for an...
  • Secretary of state's race is one worth watching

    Secretary of state's race is one worth watching
    In a mostly lackluster election season, at least one statewide race in California is intriguing. It's for secretary of state. Battles for state controller and superintendent of public instruction also are engaging. But the rest, including Gov. Jerry...
  • Pete Peterson is best choice for California secretary of state

    Pete Peterson is best choice for California secretary of state
    California's next secretary of state will take over an office that has been stuck in neutral. Key projects that would make it easier to cast a ballot or track political campaign disclosures have been delayed, and there's been little urgency or advocacy...
  • Candidates for California secretary of state spar

    Candidates for California secretary of state spar
    Republican Pete Peterson sparred verbally with Democrat Alex Padilla on Thursday as the two candidates for California secretary of state outlined their plans for improving voter participation in elections and upgrading the office’s antiquated...
  • Leland Yee still on ballot for secretary of state despite dropping out

    When California voters go to the polls Tuesday they will see an unlikely name on the ballot for secretary of state: state Sen. Leland Yee. Yee, a Democrat from San Francisco, is out on bail after he was charged in a federal indictment in March with...
  • California Senate panel approves tougher ethics rules

    The state Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday approved three measures aimed at improving ethics in the scandal-plagued upper house, including the creation of an ombudsman to receive allegations of misconduct and a blackout on campaign fundraising during...
  • State Sen. Padilla builds fundraising lead in secretary of state race

    State Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) has extended his big lead in campaign fundraising among the seven candidates for California secretary of state, reporting late Thursday that he has brought in $2.2 million so far. Finance reports for the period ending...