| 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),...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:53 PM
SACRAMENTO — Warning that truancy has reached a crisis level in California elementary schools, state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris and half a dozen lawmakers proposed a raft of bills Monday aimed at keeping kids in school.
Harris said 30% of...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Citing the recent death of a baggage handler at Los Angeles International Airport, state legislators on Friday called for committee hearings to assess worker safety at California airports.
Although Cal/OSHA is looking into the death of Cesar A....
| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:51 AM
SACRAMENTO -- An attorney who aided an investigation that resulted in fines against lobbyist Kevin Sloat said the settlement of the matter approved Thursday by the state Fair Political Practices Commission falls short and fails to address some of the most...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:01 PM
SACRAMENTO — California's political ethics agency signed off Thursday on a $133,500 fine for a lobbyist who made improper campaign contributions to elected officials, but the attorney whose lawsuit triggered the investigation is not satisfied.
| Nov 16, 2013
| 5:48 PM
SACRAMENTO — A federal allegation that state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon tried to hide a $25,000 bribe in a charity run by his brother has shed light on the use of nonprofits by California legislators to collect cash out of public view.
| Sep 7, 2013
| 8:36 AM
The HIV case that prompted a new moratorium on shooting in the adult film industry involves a third performer, an industry group has confirmed.
Last month an actress who goes by the screen name Cameron Bay tested positive for HIV, prompting a weeklong...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 11:24 AM
News of a third adult-film actor testing positive for HIV is putting new pressure on both the industry and state lawmakers.
The HIV cases have added fuel to a push for a statewide mandate for condom use in adult films. L.A. County voters approved such a...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:30 PM
An adult film industry trade group announced that shooting can begin again Friday after a two-week moratorium prompted by HIV cases in the industry.
The industry also said it would revise its sexually transmitted disease testing protocols to require...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Mike Gatto is a clever fellow. But like a lot of smart guys, he's sometimes too clever for his own good.
A case in point came a week ago when the AIDS Healthcare Foundation denounced the assemblyman as "a pornographer's best friend" for blocking...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Several current and former adult film performers who have tested positive for HIV spoke out Wednesday about working conditions in the industry.
Cameron Bay, the actress whose positive HIV test result prompted a weeklong moratorium on filming last month,...