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  • Tesla announces plan to boost production in 2015

    Tesla announces plan to boost production in 2015
    Tesla Motors Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk promised shareholders a dramatic boost in the production of his company's electric cars, telling investors that Tesla will produce 35,000 cars this year and will have the capacity to produce up to 100,000 in...
  • Lawmakers travel to Central America, express concern on immigration

    Lawmakers travel to Central America, express concern on immigration
    A group of California legislators has conveyed concern in person to the president of El Salvador about the surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America who are traveling illegally to the United States, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said...
  • Tesla Motors picks Nevada for planned $5-billion battery factory site

    Tesla Motors picks Nevada for planned $5-billion battery factory site
    Sorry, Sacramento: Tesla Motors has chosen Nevada as the site for its proposed $5 billion battery plant. The state's governor, Brian Sandoval, will announce the deal Thursday afternoon at a news conference in Nevada's capital, Carson City, according to a...
  • Commentary: Property tax split would drive business from state

    As the California Legislature adjourned for the year this past week, ominous clouds began to appear on the horizon, casting a shadow over the fiscal future of our state. Los Angeles joined San Francisco and more than 80 cities and school districts to...
  • Senate chief Steinberg, soon to depart, knows a deal precedes success

    Senate chief Steinberg, soon to depart, knows a deal precedes success
    Soon-departing state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg is one politician who frankly admits that successful legislating requires aggressive deal making. It may, at times, look unseemly. But passing important bills doesn't just happen immaculately....
  • How California can best fight climate change

    How California can best fight climate change
    California's landmark climate change law, AB 32, has created a promising cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases that has put the state on track to meet its emissions goals for 2020, kick-started the state's green technology industry and generated...
  • Behind a senator's mental health advocacy, a private family battle

    Behind a senator's mental health advocacy, a private family battle
    I first got to know state Sen. Darrell Steinberg almost 10 years ago, through his crusade to lend a hand to the mentally ill, many of whom suffer on skid rows and in jail cells because of decades of shameful public policy failures. I came to see him...
  • California Legislature fails to reach a deal on Tesla battery factory

    California Legislature fails to reach a deal on Tesla battery factory
    SACRAMENTO — Looks as if California's effort to attract an electric car maker's battery factory has run out of juice, at least for now. State lawmakers left town without seeing, let alone debating, a much-anticipated incentive bill that was...
  • Productive lawmakers can thank a retooled system

    Productive lawmakers can thank a retooled system
    It was a moderately productive two-year session that the Legislature wrapped up at the witching hour Saturday. Credit mainly voter-approved reforms. This is a new era in Sacramento. But another factor also helped greatly: the devastating drought. You'...
  • Bill requiring warrants for drone use among those OKd by Legislature

    Bill requiring warrants for drone use among those OKd by Legislature
    California lawmakers voted Wednesday to require that law enforcement agencies obtain warrants to use drones for surveillance and appeared poised to pass legislation that would allow guns to be confiscated from people declared dangerous. Assemblyman Jeff...
  • Gov. Brown bids farewell to outgoing Senate, Assembly leaders

    Gov. Brown bids farewell to outgoing Senate, Assembly leaders
    Gov. Jerry Brown made his way to both the Senate and Assembly floors Thursday to bid farewell, at times with tongue in cheek, to the departing leaders of those two bodies. Brown joined other lawmakers in roasting former Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, a...