| Aug 22, 2014
| 11:36 AM
State Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) was arrested early Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Hueso, 44, was stopped at 2:24 a.m. by CHP officers who spotted him driving the wrong way on...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown, state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and a roster of other elected state officials want to spend $3 million on legal help for unaccompanied minors facing federal immigration court hearings in California. It's a good...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 5:50 PM
With one week remaining until they adjourn for the year, California legislators have saved the hardest votes for last.
By midnight Aug. 31, they must address such contentious issues as whether to ban plastic carryout bags from supermarkets statewide,...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:32 PM
A bill pushed by the oil industry, business lobbyists and a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers to suspend a new motor vehicle fuel regulation won't see the light of day this year.
The group, led by Assemblyman Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno), had been...
| 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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and more than two dozen other Democratic members of California's congressional delegation are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that would expand film and TV tax credits.
AB1839 passed the state Assembly 76-0 in...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:46 AM
What exactly is going on in the halls of power in California? On Wednesday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the host conducted a Skype interview with acting California Gov. Toni Atkins.
Gov. Jerry Brown, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and State Senate President Darrell...
| 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 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...