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  • Toni Atkins will briefly be California's first openly gay governor

    Toni Atkins will briefly be California's first openly gay governor
    With California's governor, lieutenant governor and state Senate president pro tem all out of town for part of Wednesday, newly elevated Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) finds herself briefly serving Wednesday as acting governor. Atkins is the...
  • Gov. Brown bids farewell to outgoing Senate, Assembly leaders

    Gov. Brown bids farewell to outgoing Senate, Assembly leaders
    Gov. Jerry Brown made his way to both the Senate and Assembly floors Thursday to bid farewell, at times with tongue in cheek, to the departing leaders of those two bodies. Brown joined other lawmakers in roasting former Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, a...
  • Assembly speaker had Tom Calderon removed from tony fundraiser

    Assembly speaker had Tom Calderon removed from tony fundraiser
    SACRAMENTO -- As Democrats gathered at Pebble Beach for the annual Speaker’s Cup fundraiser over the Cinco de Mayo weekend, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon was among the dozens of lobbyists, consultants, corporate executives and elected officials on...
  • Hundreds gather at Leimert Park to remember March on Washington

    Hundreds gather at Leimert Park to remember March on Washington
    Hundreds of people gathered Saturday in Leimert Park to hear speeches and witness reenactments commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The events began about 9 a.m. with a march along Martin Luther King Jr. and Crenshaw boulevards...
  • Third porn actor tests positive for HIV; film shutdown proposed

    Third porn actor tests positive for HIV; film shutdown proposed
    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...
  • Third porn actor to test HIV-positive puts pressure on industry

    Third porn actor to test HIV-positive puts pressure on industry
    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...
  • County workers march through downtown L.A. to press for higher wages

    County workers march through downtown L.A. to press for higher wages
    Hours after their contract expired, thousands of Los Angeles County workers took to the streets of downtown Tuesday morning rallying for higher wages and blasting county leaders for failing to recognize the sacrifices they made during the recession....
  • Assembly Speaker John Perez boosts state arts funding by $2 million

    Assembly Speaker John Perez boosts state arts funding by $2 million
    California’s arts grant-making agency announced Monday that it will get $3 million this year from state coffers instead of the $1 million called for in the budget legislators passed in June, thanks to Assembly Speaker John Perez, who’s...
  • California will shed last-in-nation ranking for arts funding

    California will shed last-in-nation ranking for arts funding
    The $2 million budget boost for the California Arts Council likely will allow the Golden State to shed its dubious distinction as the nation’s stingiest state for arts-grant funding for just the second time since 2003. The additional money that...
  • Brown's budget praised for restraint but some Republicans skeptical

    Brown's budget praised for restraint but some Republicans skeptical
    Democratic leaders in the state Legislature on Thursday praised Gov. Jerry Brown’s $155-billion budget proposal for increasing funding for education and social safety net programs while still attacking California’s massive debt, while...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's budget tries to tame wild capital gains

    Gov. Jerry Brown's budget tries to tame wild capital gains
    Hey Wall Street, California owes you one. The prolonged bull market has produced two banner years for capital gains in the state, with an even better year expected in 2014. The result has been surging capital gains tax revenues, which account for all of...