| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) declared victory Wednesday after the Associated Press named her the winner of one of the closest congressional races in the nation.
The latest vote count update showed her running about 2,400 votes ahead of...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Candidates in the hottest House races in the state are spending millions on their campaigns. But in some cases, groups outside the campaigns are laying out even more, campaign finance reports show.
Rep. Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove) has spent nearly $3.6...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Spending by political parties and other interest groups in some of California's hottest congressional races continued to climb over the last week, in one case even surpassing what the candidates have raised for their campaigns.
The groups are not...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, a first-term Democrat facing a tough reelection bid, stood in a Sizzler dining room one recent evening with a rallying cry for her supporters.
"Do not let others define our district for us," she urged members of a local...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Both major political parties and groups of their deep-pocketed supporters are playing big in the handful of fiercely fought congressional races in California this year.
With Republicans widely expected to keep — even add to — their House...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:18 PM
As races for House seats heat up in the closing weeks before the Nov. 4 elections, some big political stars from both major parties are lending their names in California contests.
On Monday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a former GOP nominee for...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed a bill that would have required law enforcement agencies to obtain warrants to use drones for surveillance.
Brown, in his veto message, said that although there may be some circumstances when a warrant is...
| May 5, 2014
| 5:30 PM
The Assembly approved legislation seeking to shed light on political money Monday, breathing new life into a bill that had previously stumbled in the state Senate.
The bill aims to increase disclosure of the sources of campaign money by setting new...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:39 PM
As the biggest cheerleader for California's $68-billion bullet train, Gov. Jerry Brown has battled lawsuits from angry landowners and intractable opposition from Republicans. And two years ago, the project barely survived a vote in a Legislature...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Today's primary is brimming with Assembly races featuring intra-party squabbles, torrents of outside money and general election previews. Having trouble keeping track? Here's a guide to the top three Assembly races to keep an eye on today.
| May 13, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Republican legislative leaders on Tuesday said Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed revision to the California budget provides a welcome improvement to the state’s rainy-day fund, but criticized other plans for spending state revenue on programs...