| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:48 PM
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:49 AM
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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 9:53 AM
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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 12:41 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:47 PM
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....
| Jul 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 9:20 PM
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...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 6:21 PM
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.
| Aug 27, 2014
| 9:44 PM
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.
| Aug 28, 2014
| 2:23 PM
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...