| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:30 PM
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has made no secret of his stance on same-sex marriage.
As chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops subcommittee for the promotion and defense of marriage, he backed an amendment to the U....
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:07 PM
One day after dozens of public officials and civil, gay rights and community leaders called on San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone to cancel his plans to speak at an anti-same sex marriage rally next week, his spokeswoman sought to explain...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:58 PM
Former state Republican chairman Ron Nehring won a spot on the November ballot for lieutenant governor and will face Democratic incumbent Gavin Newsom.
Newsom, former mayor of San Francisco, is strongly favored for reelection.
He recently reported...
| May 17, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Republicans trying to unseat Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris share a common complaint: The two Democrats are so confident of reelection that they're already laying ground to run for governor in 2018.
"She's looking right past us,"...
| May 20, 2014
| 6:02 PM
Before he entered the race for lieutenant governor in 2010, Gavin Newsom derided the job as a ceremonial post, expressing only "disinterest in and disdain for" the office, according to a former aide. Then, during the campaign, he took it all back, and...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:23 PM
California State University is delaying some budget decisions for next year in hopes that an improved economic outlook may spur California legislators free up more funding for the vast system, which annually educates nearly half a million students.
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The rush of interest by local politicos and would be politicos to succeed veteran Congressman Henry Waxman underscored an odd truth about California politics: in a state that prides itself on chasing the next snazzy new thing, most of its high-ranking...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Money flowed into the election campaigns for California's slate of lower-rung statewide political offices in 2013, a batch of races expected to vary from piping hot to, well, snoozers.
Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom currently face...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Highly competitive congressional races in California, attracting interest across the nation, were already drawing many millions of dollars in donations even before the election year began, according to new campaign reports.
From the Bay Area to San...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The Times has offered its recommendations in many of the races in the June 3 elections and has posted them at latimes.com/endorsements. We endorse selectively, and this year have focused on the county and statewide races, on judicial elections, and on the...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:14 PM
With a gospel choir's serenade and countless references to Appalachia, the Assembly inaugurated Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, a Democrat from San Diego, as its new Speaker on Monday.
Atkins took the oath of office with wife Jennifer LeSar at her side....