| Aug 10, 2014
| 8:10 PM
California's poorest county wants a bigger share of the state's $16-billion wholesale electricity market.
Imperial County, which stretches east of San Diego County to Arizona, is seeking a special deal from the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown that...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a measure Wednesday that would have barred employers from discriminating against unemployed job seekers.
The bill by Assemblyman Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) would have prohibited employers, including the state government, from...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 8:52 PM
For the first time in its history, California will establish statewide management of water pumped from the ground, under legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
The package of regulations was heralded by supporters as a long-overdue step in...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 2:32 PM
State Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) faces two misdemeanor charges after his arrest last month on suspicion of drunk driving, the Sacramento district attorney's office said Monday.
Hueso was charged with one count of driving under the influence of alcohol...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:59 PM
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation cracking down on a risky method of financing that hundreds of school districts and community colleges in the state have relied on to pay for new construction.
The measure, authored by...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 9:27 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday cracking down on a risky method of financing that hundreds of school districts and community colleges in the state have relied on to pay for new construction.
The measure, authored by Democratic state Sen....
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:35 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday to give Californians a better peek into the wallets of their elected officials and to provide the state's ethics watchdog agency with more tools to hold politicians accountable for misconduct....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:35 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A group of activists representing gun owners said Thursday that they may launch recall campaigns against a handful of Democratic lawmakers, including Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles), over the passage of several gun-control laws...
| May 29, 2013
| 12:03 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The Assembly approved legislation Wednesday that would make it easier for immigrants in the country illegally to obtain California driver's licenses.
The bill, authored by Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), would allow people to get a...
| May 30, 2013
| 11:56 AM
SACRAMENTO -- The California Assembly approved legislation Thursday that would allow thousands of child-care workers to join unions, renewing a controversial proposal that has been vetoed by governors from both political parties.
The bill (AB 641),...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 12:00 PM
SAN DIEGO — With an ominous deadline approaching, two feuding Imperial Valley agencies have put aside their differences and developed a plan they hope can save the ailing Salton Sea, the state's largest body of water and often considered its most...