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  • California not investigating foster care complaints promptly

    California not investigating foster care complaints promptly
    The state agency responsible for overseeing California's foster care system is violating its own rules by failing to promptly investigate complaints of children being mistreated or living in poorly maintained homes, according to records obtained by The...
  • State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud

    State Sen. Roderick Wright sentenced for perjury, voter fraud
    Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, convicted earlier this year on felony perjury and voting fraud charges, was sentenced Friday to 90 days in county jail and barred for life from holding public office. After turning down Wright's request for a...
  • California Sen. Rod Wright's 'arrogance' cited by judge at sentencing

    California Sen. Rod Wright's 'arrogance' cited by judge at sentencing
    Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright, convicted earlier this year on felony perjury and voting fraud charges, was sentenced Friday to 90 days in county jail and banned for life from holding public office. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge...
  • California governor lauds passage of 'historic' sick leave bill

    (Reuters) - A measure to grant California workers mandatory sick leave that passed the state legislature early on Saturday appeared poised to become law after Governor Jerry Brown lauded it as a historic achievement. The bill would require employers...
  • California lawmakers pass education and drug bills, strike Prop. 187

    California lawmakers pass education and drug bills, strike Prop. 187
    California community colleges could offer four-year degrees for the first time, and suspension of defiant schoolchildren would be curtailed, under proposals sent to Gov. Jerry Brown by the Legislature on Thursday. Bids to reduce sentences for some...
  • California lawmakers lament death of black men in police encounters

    While Mike Brown, the teenager killed by police in a St. Louis suburb earlier this month, was buried on Monday, California lawmakers gathered here to call attention to what they called the targeting of young black men by law enforcement. "Black youth...
  • Law gives social workers access to foster parents' criminal records

    In response to a series of scandals involving mistreatment of children under state supervision, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law new rules giving county social workers access to the criminal histories of foster parents and employees at...
  • Lawmakers seek to reduce crack cocaine sentences to those of powder

    The state Senate gave final legislative approval Thursday to a bill that would reduce the penalties for the sale of crack cocaine to the same levels for powdered cocaine, addressing concern that the sentencing disparity harms minority communities....
  • Social workers can now check if foster parents have criminal pasts

    In response to a series of scandals involving mistreatment of children under state supervision, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law new rules giving county social workers access to the criminal histories of foster parents and employees at...
  • State lawmakers seek end to mandatory sentences for some drug crimes

    The state Senate on Thursday gave final legislative approval to a measure that would eliminate mandatory 90-day jail sentences for some drug crimes while supporters fended off an attempted hostile amendment to oppose the state cap-and-trade program. The...
  • Assembly approves bill reducing penalties for sale of crack cocaine

    Lawmakers in the Assembly approved on Thursday a bill that would reduce the penalties for the sale of crack cocaine, closing a sentencing disparity that supporters say hurts communities of color.   The measure, by Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles),...