| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:30 AM
As long as there have been state capitals, there have been people outside those capitals lamenting that lawmakers -- in Sacramento, Denver, Des Moines, Atlanta, fill-in-the-blank -- are too far removed and too far detached from the people and interests...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Democratic State Sen. Roderick D. Wright said Monday that he will resign from office effective Sept. 22-- bowing to pressure three days after a judge sentenced him to 90 days in jail on felony perjury and voting fraud charges for lying about living in his...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:27 PM
A principal has been selected to lead Lincoln Elementary in Newport Beach, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District announced Friday.
Eight district campuses have received new principals since the end of the last school year. Lincoln's top job was the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Jennifer Garner turned the camera lens on a paparazzo tracking her and her family.
The "Dallas Buyers Club" star recently confronted the shutterbug who was shooting video of the actress and her three children during a casual trip to the Pacific...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Halle Berry and husband Olivier Martinez have selected a throwback name for their baby boy.
The tot, born Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, will be called Maceo Robert Martinez, according to several reports.
Maceo means "gift...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:03 PM
DELANO, Calif. — By 4:30 a.m. the line was out the door at the tiny Fil Bake Shop. Farmworkers were picking up pandesal — Filipino sweet bread — for another day in the fields.
Lourdes Talactac chirped "good morning" and asked customers...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:40 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Got $1 million?
That is how much, on average, it costs to win a seat in the California State Senate, according to MapLight, the nonpartisan research group that studies money’s influence on politics.
The group looked at how much...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 5:35 AM
In what is billed as one of the nation's largest corporate-sponsored community service days, Comcast executives participated in improvement projects across the country -- including at an elementary school near Universal Studios in Los Angeles.
| May 1, 2014
| 1:27 PM
The political pizza party held April 24 by the Republican Club of the Foothills drew almost 100 people, according to the group. The dinner event, held at the La Cañada Thursday Club, spotlighted 10 candidates in the June 3 primary election.
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:52 PM
SACRAMENTO -- There’s no shortage of offbeat characters in San Francisco who are drawn to City Hall. Willie Brown was harassed by an Elvis impersonator. Gavin Newsom was stalked by a man wearing purple latex gloves.
Democratic strategist Nathan...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 12:34 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A trio of Republican state senators introduced a resolution Wednesday to expel Sen. Roderick Wright after he was convicted of eight felonies, and they say they will ask for a Senate vote on the measure Thursday.
The motion is expected to...