| Dec 2, 2008
SACRAMENTO - A new two-year session of the California Legislature will be gaveled in today, with lawmakers facing one of the worst budget crises in state history and a sinking economy that will limit their ability to enact new programs.
| Dec 17, 2008
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST SMOKE ALARMS FOR YOUR HOME
Someone dies in a home fire every three hours in the United States. Properly installed and maintained, residential smoke alarms are one of the best and least expensive ways to provide an early warning...
| Aug 21, 2008
Today's question: What's the future of the personal automobile? Previously, White and Taylor discussed calls to build more nuclear power plants, T. Boone Pickens' alternative-energy plan and offshore drilling.
More electric, less driving Point: V. John...
| Nov 29, 2007
Today, Ali and Rothstein discuss ways to educate students who aren't fluent in English. Previously, they debated devoting resources to closing the achievement gap, the No Child Left Behind Act and reasons for lagging minority performance. Tomorrow, they'...
| Mar 8, 2010
Both houses of the California Legislature have approved a Democratic bill attempting to end three-day-a-month furloughs for nearly 80,000 state employees.
The measure by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg approved Monday would reverse some of the...
| Sep 11, 2009
For many who join the select club of 120 known as the California Legislature, everything changes. Once inside, they find an army of lobbyists and corporate executives at their disposal, more than eager to shower them with food, drink, travel and -- in...
| Sep 27, 2009
The campus protests of the 1960s happened long enough ago that the images filter through in black-and-white, the tint of television newsreels and newspaper photographs back in the day:
Mario Savio, ushering in the Free Speech Movement from atop 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 28, 2009
The California Legislature took another step on the path toward legalizing marijuana. The Assembly Public Safety Committee heard arguments on both sides of the volatile issue as it considered the legal, criminal and financial consequences of legalizing...
| Dec 14, 2009
With the state bracing for billions of dollars in budget shortfalls, a group of casinos is offering California leaders a stake in a new pot of money if they allow Internet poker sites to set up business in the state.
A consortium including the Morongo...
| Dec 15, 2009
Federal health officials are casting doubt on a last-gasp funding scheme by California to keep nearly 700,000 children from being yanked from a government health insurance program for the working poor.
U.S. health officials say the plan adopted by the...