| Mar 30, 2014
| 4:53 PM
SACRAMENTO — When the state Senate took up the issue of affirmative action in late January, it was a relatively tepid affair.
After 20 minutes of polite debate, senators passed a measure that, if approved by voters, would overturn California's ban...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:51 AM
The controversy over a stalled effort to overturn a state ban on affirmative action spilled into a hot race for Congress this week when six Democratic state legislators rescinded their endorsements of state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance).
In a March 25...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:33 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A bill that would place a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in oil drilling in California was approved by a state Senate panel on Tuesday.
The measure was passed by a bare majority of five votes by the Senate...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:37 PM
SACRAMENTO — A longtime board member of the country's largest public pension fund is in trouble again with California's political watchdog.
Priya Mathur, board vice president of the $288-billion California Public Employees' Retirement System,...
| Apr 20, 2014
Many concerns have been raised about hydraulic fracturing — also known as fracking — but the one scientists know the least about is the potential for earthquakes.
Until recently, evidence linking earthquakes to fracking — the high-...
| 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...
| 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....
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:17 PM
As shoppers hunt for holiday bargains this season, they may find something unusual for sale at the mall: Obamacare.
With enrollment deadlines looming, California officials, insurance companies and agents are staking out retail space to sign up thousands...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:15 PM
SACRAMENTO – Bolstered by help from his powerful father, City Council aide Sebastian Ridley-Thomas beat two fellow Democratic candidates in a special primary election Tuesday for a Los Angeles-area seat in the state Assembly.
The vote tally on...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:35 PM
SACRAMENTO — Senate leader Darrell Steinberg says he has seen enough. He wants to rid California of incessant special elections to fill vacancies in the Legislature.
The elections interrupt the legislative process, he asserts, and they bleed local...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:00 PM
More black students in California are earning bachelor’s degrees than a decade ago, but enrollment in the state’s public universities is stagnant and many are turning to costly for-profit schools, according to a report released Thursday....