| Mar 28, 2012
| 11:29 AM
SAN DIEGO -- Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher announced Wednesday that he is leaving the Republican Party to become an independent candidate in the race for San Diego mayor.
In a video posted on YouTube, Fletcher said that he thought about becoming an...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has written to the leader of the California Senate, calling for the state to adopt legislation that would curb what she calls abusive lawsuits filed by private attorneys against small businesses for minor violations of...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 8:16 AM
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog, cryin' (and lookin' bored in lectures) all the time. On Tuesday, November 15, listen to something that's a little bit more rock'n'roll. George Lipsitz, Professor in Black Studies at the University of California at...
| May 30, 2012
| 3:13 PM
California must change course. In a recent survey of American chief executives, California ranked 50th in providing a business-friendly environment. Their finding: over-taxation and burdensome regulation, evidenced by the double-digit unemployment rate...
| May 30, 2012
| 7:02 PM
SAN DIEGO-- The skirmish in the legal battle over Fourth of July fireworks show in La Jolla took place in Sacramento.
The California State Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow La Jolla to host one firework show every year, without conducting...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:27 PM
Proposition 28, the initiative to reduce California State Legislature term limits from 14 years to 12 years, is projected to pass.
20.3% of precincts reporting in.
| Nov 7, 2011
| 6:06 PM
It sounds like a game of "Hungry, Hungry Senators"! Last year, the California State Senate dropped $111,000 on food - more than the salary of one senator.
"This is not the time to have the California Legislature spending money to have Haagen-Daaz ice...
| Jun 21, 2009
Herschel Rosenthal, a veteran of the California Legislature who was a political pragmatist but an unbending loyalist to the state's Democratic establishment, has died, one of his children said Saturday.
Rosenthal was 91. He passed away Friday at a...
| Oct 17, 2009
Robert G. Beverly, a Republican who served in the state Legislature for nearly 30 years and may be best known for consumer-protection legislation that led to California's lemon laws, has died. He was 84.
Beverly, who also was a lawyer, died Wednesday...
| Oct 16, 2007
If you happen to have been a reader of The Times in 1918, you'd probably be terrified to see the German-speaking Arnold Schwarzenegger linked to anything having to do with healthcare reform. Of course, times change, and so has the paper's editorial stance...
| Nov 20, 2007
Cecilia Rasmussen's fine Nov. 11 story about the Drye family's noble personal fight against racist post-war housing covenants in Los Angeles begs an obvious Cold Copy question: What did the L.A. Times itself editorialize about the xenophobic, racist and...