| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:24 PM
SACRAMENTO — Closing a loophole in California's rape law, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill clarifying that an attacker who impersonates someone else to coerce a victim into sexual activity can be prosecuted for rape.
He also approved a...
| 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....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:43 PM
Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) on Tuesday cruised to victory in a race for a seat on the state Senate vacated by Democrat Curren Price when he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council this year.
With all precincts reporting in the...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Voters in two Southern California legislative districts go to the polls Tuesday to fill vacancies created when lawmakers won election to the Los Angeles City Council earlier this year.
The special elections are being held to fill the 45th Assembly...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:07 PM
At a news conference in South Los Angeles Tuesday, more than a dozen elected officials and community leaders vowed to put an end to any further violence over the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, but stressed the importance of new dialogue about race...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, a city council deputy and a son of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, has entered the expected race for a Los Angeles-area seat in the state Assembly.
Ridley-Thomas, 25, said he will run for the 54th Assembly...
| May 21, 2013
| 10:38 PM
Backers of Wendy Greuel’s mayoral bid told supporters gathered at her election party Tuesday night that the early results showing Greuel with a slim lead were the first step to a mayoral victory.
“We are going to win this campaign,”...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:30 PM
As the Los Angeles mayor’s race heads into the final three-week stretch, City Controller Wendy Greuel is stepping up her efforts to engage female voters — seeking a turnout advantage against her general election rival, City Councilman Eric...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 9:39 PM
An Assembly subcommittee rejected Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed cuts to CalWORKs on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the governor’s spending plan. Brown wants to stop welfare benefits for people who cannot find adequate work after two years rather...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 11:43 AM
In a victory for birth control advocates, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Saturday that allows registered nurses to give out hormonal contraceptives to women under a standardized procedure....
| Mar 16, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Jean Ross started her last annual conference as executive director of the California Budget Project with a speech on economic inequality. Hours later, during the Thursday event’s luncheon, she was in the back of the banquet room, taking pictures...