| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Breaking his public silence on the recent surge in illegal immigration, Gov. Jerry Brown called on Republicans in Congress on Friday to work with President Obama on solving the “human tragedy” rather than trying to gain political advantage....
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday put the finishing touch on a deal crafted with lawmakers to give aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp. a $420-million tax break if it helps build new stealth bombers in California.
Brown signed into law a bill by two...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Soon-departing state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg is one politician who frankly admits that successful legislating requires aggressive deal making.
It may, at times, look unseemly. But passing important bills doesn't just happen immaculately....
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:32 PM
Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez called on Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday to provide state resources for public safety in Murrieta, where recent protests over the housing of migrant detainees have served as a flash point in the debate over illegal immigration....
| Jul 6, 2014
| 6:23 PM
As he mulls over candidates for the California Supreme Court, Gov. Jerry Brown has shown a willingness to break from tradition and draw from a wider pool of attorneys than previous governors.
In making a batch of appointments last weekend to two...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 5:05 AM
One-quarter of the $872 million generated by California's 18-month-old cap-and-trade scheme will go to housing and public transit programs for poor and minority communities this year, according to the recently approved state budget. The decision caps a...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 7:11 PM
John Garbin hears from people who say they'll commit suicide if he doesn't help them.
Because of mistakes they made years ago — criminal mistakes — they can't get a job, move on with their lives, or escape their tarnished reputations, even...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:10 PM
When rancorous protests over illegal immigration erupted in Murrieta this week, forcing the retreat of buses carrying women and children who had entered the nation illegally, they pushed to the forefront a onetime potent political issue in California that...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 11:24 AM
It was Neel Kashkari’s third gig as a talk radio guest host since he emerged from last month’s primary as Gov. Jerry Brown’s Republican challenger, and the pressure was on to walk the party line.
One caller asked if Kashkari had...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:34 PM
As La Cañada Unified enters a new fiscal year, officials find themselves caught between conflicting state legislation that mandates districts to pay more into the teacher retirement system but limits the amount of money they are able to save from year...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:32 PM
With Gov. Jerry Brown's approval, California officials are reviving an ambitious plan to study dangerous earthquake faults and create zoning maps that could restrict development.
The California Geological Survey began Tuesday to zone the Santa Monica...