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  • Secretary of state's disclosure of depression draws support, concern

    Secretary of State Debra Bowen’s disclosure that she suffers from severe depression drew an outpouring of support and concern Saturday from other state officials and mental health experts, but also sparked a debate about whether she should serve out...
  • Debra Bowen's bravery in battling depression

    To the editor: California Secretary of State Debra Bowen is to be applauded, not questioned, for candidly discussing her long-term battle with depression. ("Secretary of state's disclosure of depression draws support, concern," Sept. 6) As a college...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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

    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. 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...
  • California has been well served by departing Steinberg and Pérez

    Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) will remain California Senate president pro tem for another month and a half, but for all practical purposes the end of the legislative session at midnight Sunday brings a conclusion to his six-year leadership of state...
  • Lawmakers OK water plan, pass statewide single-use plastic bag ban

    After a lawmaking season that left them bruised by political scandal but salved by California's revitalized economy, state lawmakers were attempting to wrap up their work late Friday by tackling the complexities of water policy, everyday matters such as...