| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:32 PM
How soon people forget: One spring day just three years ago so much water was rampaging down the Sacramento River nobody knew where to put it.
All reservoirs up and down the Central Valley were full.
Oh, if only there was more storage space,...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:35 PM
San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge may soon be less of a magnet for people trying to commit suicide, as regional officials consider a plan to install mesh barriers beneath the historic orange span to catch jumpers before they hit the water.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:33 AM
Bay Area officials are scheduled to vote Friday on a $76-million package to fund suicide-prevention nets that would be installed on either side of the Golden Gate Bridge, where an estimated 1,600 people have plunged to their deaths since the rust-...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:21 PM
A group of activists pressing for tougher campaign finance rules has stirred things up at the Capitol, resulting in more than 40 arrests of its members and sparking debate about democracy and government.
A dozen activists from the group 99Rise walked...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 9:44 PM
Lawmakers on Wednesday approved new campaign rules in response to a controversy involving the political activities of suspended Sen. Ronald S. Calderon and his brother, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon, both Democrats from Montebello.
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The state would exempt Tesla Motors Inc. from some of its toughest environmental regulations as part of an incentive package being discussed with the automaker to build a massive battery factory in California, a key state senator said.
| Aug 12, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Warning that there is only a narrow window of opportunity to act on water, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he and lawmakers were "very close" to a deal on a new water bond.
The governor touted his latest proposal, rolled out Monday as "a very...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:58 PM
To steal from Charles Dickens, "The law is an ass."
A jackass, he meant. "An idiot."
In his novel "Oliver Twist," Dickens' character Mr. Bumble is referring to a law that presumes his wife always follows orders from him.
Here, I'm referring to a law...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari’s proposal Friday to require state legislators and other elected officials to undergo annual drug tests was met with derision from lawmakers.
“If the architect of George W. Bush’s Wall...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Democratic State Sen. Roderick D. Wright said Monday that he will resign from office effective Sept. 22-- bowing to pressure three days after a judge sentenced him to 90 days in jail on felony perjury and voting fraud charges for lying about living in his...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:47 PM
California children enrolled in public healthcare will regain access to an expensive form of autism therapy after the state Monday became the first in the country to comply with new federal guidelines.
The therapy, called applied behavior analysis,...