| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:32 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has built a war chest of $19.7 million to fund his bid for an unprecedented fourth term, easily eclipsing the money raised by his challengers, according to new campaign reports filed with the state.
Brown has raised...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 3:40 PM
The arrest of state Sen. Leland Yee shook California political watchers Wednesday, but for followers of Bay Area crime it was the arrest of a San Francisco figure known as "Shrimp Boy" that caught their attention.
Both Yee and Raymond Chow, AKA...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 11:00 AM
My thinking on earthquakes goes something like this:
If Lucy Jones won't do something, I won't either.
She once refused to consider buying a house that was in a fault-study zone. And here's another no-no from Earthquake Lucy.
"I would not live in an...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 1:27 PM
In the years after his release from prison, Raymond Chow insisted he had gone straight and tried to prove it by posting photos with celebrities and endorsements from politicians across his Facebook profile.
The profile shows the organized crime figure...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:52 PM
SACRAMENTO -- There’s no shortage of offbeat characters in San Francisco who are drawn to City Hall. Willie Brown was harassed by an Elvis impersonator. Gavin Newsom was stalked by a man wearing purple latex gloves.
Democratic strategist Nathan...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:02 PM
The press release arrived on April Fool’s Day, and it turns out it was legit, but as we say in this business, “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.”
It was from AIPrl_Fooled, a self-identified “grass-roots campaign to...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:55 AM
California's health exchange has signed up 107,087 people in Obamacare policies through the end of November, federal data show, accounting for nearly a third of enrollment nationwide.
The federal figures released Wednesday also show that 181,817...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 7:04 AM
Riders of the Bay Area's commuter rail system may still have to find alternative means of getting to work Tuesday if no labor agreement is reached by midnight.
Users of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system were spared from a shutdown at the last minute...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:16 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A controversial luxury waterfront development project was soundly defeated Tuesday, an apparent victim of skyrocketing housing prices that have generated anxiety over just who gets to live in a city long identified with tolerance and...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:11 PM
SACRAMENTO--Assembly Speaker John A. Perez (D-Los Angeles), a candidate for state controller, said Tuesday he would like to step down from his leadership post early next summer.
“It’s a natural transition point right after the budget is...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:29 PM
Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado announced Thursday that he was dropping out of the governor's race, leaving Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of Twin Peaks as the sole declared GOP candidate, at least for now.
Maldonado said he wanted to spend more time with...