| Jun 8, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti may be running for governor someday. So his first mayoral visit to Sacramento last week was intriguing.
Yes, of course, it's way too early to speculate about who will succeed Gov. Jerry Brown, a virtual cinch to win a...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 12:27 PM
What is Neel Kashkari trying to do, and does it matter?
Kashkari, the Republican candidate challenging three-term Gov. Jerry Brown, the state’s highest profile Democrat, on Thursday night gets his one shot to face Brown in a live televised and...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:50 PM
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) emerged as a forceful spokeswoman for an inititiative to raise some medical malpractice awards in the state, appearing Wednesday in supporters' first campaign ad.
Boxer appeared at a news conference in San Francisco to...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Saving the beleaguered Salton Sea will be expensive, but allowing it to continue deteriorating will cost even more in terms of dollars, unemployment, property values and damage to public health, according to a study released Wednesday by the Pacific...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 12:57 PM
Days after the grisly killing of American journalist James Foley revived debate about whether the U.S. government should pay ransoms to terrorists, Sen. Barbara Boxer defended its “very clear” policy.
“We don’t negotiate with...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:46 AM
A group of 16 senators wrote to the NFL Thursday, asking the league to create a zero-tolerance policy for domestic violence after a video was released of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his now-wife.
"We were shocked and disgusted by the...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Voter support appears to be soft for a November ballot measure that is the subject of a heated and potentially costly battle between the lawyers who back it and the doctors and insurers who oppose it, according to new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll....
| Jan 18, 2014
| 10:20 PM
WASHINGTON — Dianne Feinstein got out of her chair, grabbed a 54-page federal court opinion and poked her finger at the bullet points buried inside, insisting a visitor read each carefully as the busy senator watched and waited.
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:17 PM
WASHINGTON—Sen. Barbara Boxer plans to push for Washington to provide $250 million and perhaps more to help local and state governments pay the cost of healthcare to uninsured immigrants who seek legal status under legislation now before the Senate....
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:08 AM
WASHINGTON -- As Congress readied for a new battle over raising the debt limit, Sen. Barbara Boxer announced legislation that would prevent lawmakers from being paid if they did not increase the nation's borrowing authority.
"It is an American value...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 12:47 PM
WASHINGTON -- A proposed overhaul of how the country regulates toxic chemicals came under sharp attack today from officials of California and several other states.
Backers of the bipartisan plan say it would make the public safer by giving the federal...