| Mar 19, 2015
| 3:39 PM
No matter how much longer California’s drought lingers, politicians don’t have the power to make it rain. So on Thursday they tried the next best thing – they proposed showering the state’s parched landscape with money.
| Mar 18, 2015
| 7:15 PM
A Glendale city councilman has joined the race to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, according to a statement he filed with county election officials.
Ara Najarian, an attorney, said in his filing he would accept voluntary...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Students at UC Irvine learned valuable lessons last week after the student council passed a misguided resolution banning flag displays in its lobby. Among them: Don't mess with Old Glory. Policymaking has real-world effects. And, perhaps most important,...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 3:13 PM
State lawmakers Monday announced plans to introduce an amendment to California's constitution that would bar state-funded colleges and universities from banning the American flag on school property.
The announcement comes two days after a five-member...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 10:38 AM
Twenty-five state lawmakers flew to Maui in November to attend a conference that was partly funded by a group of special interests, but it was not until Tuesday that all of their identities were made public when they were required to file annual gift...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 7:13 PM
There is only one woman on the 15-member Los Angeles City Council.
Statewide, women have been losing ground at other elected levels.
But the emerging field of potential candidates for next year's Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors election raises...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 1:11 PM
A group of state lawmakers announced legislation Wednesday that would abolish an exemption from the mandate that children get vaccinated before they enter school if it conflicts with their parents' personal beliefs.
Surrounded by mothers holding babies,...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 8:52 PM
Even though a new crop of lawmakers has arrived at the Capitol, some old favorite issues have never left. Notably taxes.
Already under discussion this year are tax increases on wealthy people's incomes, cigarettes, crude oil, commercial property and...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 8:13 AM
SACRAMENTO — Marking a historic occasion with a simple, subdued ceremony, Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. called Monday for ambitious new environmental rules as he embarked on an unprecedented fourth term as California's governor.
Brown delivered an...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Stung by losses in the November election, the California Legislature's Democratic majority arrives for the first day of a new session Monday facing a political terrain more hostile to tax increases and other priorities of liberal lawmakers.
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Democrats in California have signed up tens of thousands of new voters in recent months, but a big question in Tuesday's election is whether enough of them will cast ballots to stave off erosion of the party's dominance in the state.
The new voters,...