| Feb 25, 2015
California lawmakers on Tuesday blasted the overuse of psychiatric drugs on the state's foster children and pledged to improve the lives of thousands of vulnerable teens after more than a decade of government inaction.
"We can't let another decade go...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 10:42 AM
A state lawmaker has proposed to prohibit the use of criminal grand juries in California in cases of officer-involved shootings that result in the deaths of suspects.
The proposal by Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) comes four months after a grand...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 6:00 AM
SACRAMENTO — Four years after calling for "courage and sacrifice" to dig California out of the depths of recession, Jerry Brown begins an unprecedented fourth term as governor Monday amid an economic rebound that has delivered near-record job growth...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 8:13 AM
SACRAMENTO — Marking a historic occasion with a simple, subdued ceremony, Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. called Monday for ambitious new environmental rules as he embarked on an unprecedented fourth term as California's governor.
Brown delivered an...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In the crowded halls of Los Angeles County children's court, attorney Rosa Figueroa searches through family after family before finding her new client and kneeling so she can meet him at eye level.
Wearing an oversized bomber jacket, the 9-year-old...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Legislators called Wednesday for raising the minimum wage and tearing down gender barriers to unionized construction and manufacturing jobs to help eliminate income inequality for California women.
"Women have not shared equally in the emerging...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 2:33 PM
With California ranked as one of the states with the worst problems of human trafficking, Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a raft of seven bills aimed at improving prosecution of the crime, whose victims are often forced into prostitution, domestic...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 9:55 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law bills requiring most health plans to cover a variety of contraceptive methods, banning forced or coerced sterilizations of inmates in California prisons and giving felons behind bars easier access to DNA...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:45 AM
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...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 4:01 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:55 PM
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...