| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:10 AM
SACRAMENTO -- The leave of absence by Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) has left the 40-person state Senate with just one African American member, a situation that is sparking concern about a lack of diversity.
Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles),...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:15 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The field of candidates competing for the coastal Senate district seat being vacated by Ted Lieu grew Wednesday with former Assemblywoman Betsy Butler and Manhattan Beach Mayor Amy Howorth, both Democrats, announcing their candidacies....
| Feb 11, 2014
| 11:07 AM
By Rory Carroll
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 10 (Reuters) - California fracking
opponents aiming to stop development of massive state oil
reserves are focusing their drive this year around the state's
record-breaking drought, arguing oil production would suck...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 8:21 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown, once perceived as a paragon of California liberalism, finds himself accused of disregarding California's impoverished at a time when President Obama is warning of the expanding inequality between rich and poor in...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:45 PM
SACRAMENTO — Praising the discipline that pulled the state from the ashes of recession, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called on Californians to steel themselves against lingering uncertainties, both natural and man-made.
He sounded a stern warning...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Responding to recent high-profile deaths and injuries, a special county commission on child welfare is proposing a far-reaching overhaul of the Los Angeles County child protection service.
The plans would impose greater oversight on private foster...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 1:00 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Two months after state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon was stripped of all his committee assignments in the midst of an FBI probe, the Senate's leader recommended Monday that they be divvied up to other lawmakers for the coming year.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:57 PM
The decision of Rep. George Miller to retire when his term ends could affect the political dynamic in the state Capitol.
State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) said Monday he will run for Miller’s 11th Congressional District seat. If he wins, that...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:31 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) recommended Tuesday that Sen. Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) be replaced as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and observers say it appears part of a political squabble between the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:05 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed 10 bills that his office said will help protect “the most vulnerable Californians – homeless children and adults and foster youth.”
The measures include one that establishes "runaway...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:15 PM
SACRAMENTO — Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) has cruised to victory in a special election for the state Senate seat vacated by Democrat Curren Price when he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council this year.
Mitchell received 80....