| Feb 23, 2014
| 6:57 PM
If a product doesn't sell, try repackaging and renaming. That's a proven strategy, whatever you're peddling.
Good timing also helps.
Thus, when the governor's California Water Action Plan sits on a shelf unnoticed for a while — and outside it is...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:50 PM
SACRAMENTO — Two Southern Californians are poised to lead the state Legislature for the first time in four decades, after lawmakers put aside the geographic rivalries that typically cleave the powerful posts between north and south.
| Jan 26, 2014
Re "Preschool we can't afford," Editorial, Jan. 23
We were pleased the transitional kindergarten editorial recognized the vital role of early learning in preparing children for success, even though it expressed doubts about a bill to expand transitional...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:53 PM
SACRAMENTO -- With the state Legislature being rocked by scandal after scandal, the leader of the Senate has assembled a group of lawmakers to come up with recommended changes in state ethics and campaign laws, officials announced Monday.
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:32 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Talk of a sentencing commission to review whom California sends to prison and for how long helped Gov. Jerry Brown win a two-year grace period from federal judges who want crowding reduced to a safe level.
But there is no official move...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:50 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom are among 40 elected officials being notified by state ethics authorities that contributions they received from a lobbyist were improper.
Lobbyists are not permitted to donate to, or...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 12:29 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A state appeals court has ruled in favor of the California Legislature in its battle with State Controller John Chiang over his 2011 decision to dock legislators’ pay after he concluded the budget they passed was not balanced.
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:38 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown received more than $11,000 in gifts last year, and reported assets worth millions of dollars, according to a financial disclosure statement he filed with the state Monday.
The bulk of Brown's gifts — $8,400...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:22 PM
SACRAMENTO -- While a state Senate panel considers further restrictions on gifts, California lawmakers reported Monday receiving thousands of dollars in sports tickets, meals, amusement park entries and other gifts, many from special interests that...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 6:51 PM
SACRAMENTO –State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon said Sunday that he was taking a paid leave of absence while he fights federal corruptions charges, costing the Senate Democrats their supermajority and potentially affecting their ability to pass some of...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:59 PM
SACRAMENTO—Every defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. That's the American way.
But it doesn't mean that anyone who has not been found guilty is qualified to hold public office.
Specifically right now, it doesn't mean that...