| Apr 15, 2015
| 9:10 PM
A proposal that would require more children to be vaccinated in California ran into trouble Wednesday amid objections that it would force thousands of non-immunized students out of public schools.
The measure’s author, Sen. Richard Pan (D-...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 12:48 PM
Flanked by immigration advocates and lawmakers from both houses, California legislative leaders unveiled Tuesday a slate of new proposals to aid those in the country illegally, including offering state-subsidized healthcare and increasing legal...
| 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...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 11:34 AM
Orange County is a place known for its respect for the American flag. So the reaction was swift last week when a student group voted to ban Old Glory and other flags in parts of UC Irvine.
So does UCI hate the American flag? Not exactly. Here's a...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 12:41 PM
It doesn’t really matter what you call the trip to Cuba that California Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins and a passel of legislators and staff are planning for next week. Trade mission or junket or learning expedition, it all equals the same thing: a...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 11:16 AM
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) is leading a delegation of nine California legislators and 18 other state officials on a five-day trade mission to Cuba starting on Monday.
As the Obama administration seeks to normalize relations with...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 5:39 PM
John Moorlach was officially sworn in Sunday as state senator for the 37th District after receiving more than 50% of the vote in last week's special election and thereby avoiding a run-off in May.
The ceremony for Moorlach, a Costa Mesa Republican and...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 1:30 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown and top lawmakers from both parties announced Thursday a $1-billion plan to deal with California's persistent drought, describing the legislation as a mix of short-term relief and support for long-term water projects.
"This is a...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 12:39 PM
[UPDATED 3/19 6:08 p.m.] Glendale Councilman Ara Najarian has announced plans to run for a Los Angeles County Supervisor seat currently held by Mike Antonovich next year.
On Thursday, he filed papers required to start campaigning and join the race in the...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 8:15 PM
Sixteen years ago a prominent Republican stopped me on the street to complain that his party was in denial. It was falling fast, he said, with little hope.
The California GOP was "like an alcoholic," the pol asserted. "We all want him to recover, but...
| 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.