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  • Lawmakers praise drought declaration; some say it took too long

    Lawmakers praise drought declaration; some say it took too long
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown's declaration of a drought emergency in California received widespread praise from state lawmakers, although some criticized the governor for not taking action sooner. Lawmakers, farmers and activists for weeks have been...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown lays out agenda for year in State of the State speech

    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown took a swipe at California's critics during his State of the State address to the state Legislature on Wednesday, praising a "California comeback" he said delivered a million new jobs, a budget surplus and higher minimum...
  • Toni Atkins wins unanimous support from Democrats for leadership post

    SACRAMENTO -- Assembly Democrats made it official Wednesday: Assemblywoman Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) is their choice to be the next speaker of the Assembly. Atkins, who is now the Assembly majority leader, secured unanimous support from her colleagues...
  • Republican mayor of Fresno enters state controller race

    SACRAMENTO -- Two-term Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin is launching a bid for state controller, her campaign announced Wednesday. Swearengin, a Republican, injects the GOP into a race that has so far been an intra-party battle between two high-profile...
  • Candidates scramble for endorsements at Democratic Party convention

    Politicking at the California Democratic Party Convention by candidates competing for official endorsements continued Saturday morning after delegate-hunting at a round of parties the night before. Volunteers started with pep talks and breakfast at...
  • High lead levels in soil near battery plant prompt health warnings

    Elevated levels of lead have been found in the soil of homes and a preschool near a battery recycling plant in Vernon, prompting officials to issue health warnings and order more testing in adjacent neighborhoods. State toxic waste regulators said the...
  • Assembly approves tax credits for aerospace industry

    Assembly approves tax credits for aerospace industry
    The California Assembly on Thursday approved a fast-tracked proposal to provide up to $420 million in tax breaks over 15 years for the aerospace industry. The bill by Assemblyman Steve Fox (D-Palmdale) would offer credits for an "advanced strategic...
  • High School Football: Stukonis shines at Newport Harbor weightlifting event

    High School Football: Stukonis shines at Newport Harbor weightlifting event
    Strength has always been one of the keys to Newport Harbor High's success on the football field for the last 28 years under Coach Jeff Brinkley. Two people who have helped the Sailors become one of the strongest programs in Southern California are...
  • Settlement of lobbyist Kevin Sloat's case falls short, key lawyer says

    Settlement of lobbyist Kevin Sloat's case falls short, key lawyer says
    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...
  • Lieu urges big budget hike to $25 million for state arts grants

    Lieu urges big budget hike to $25 million for state arts grants
    State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) said Wednesday that he would submit a bill that would commit at least $25 million a year from state tax coffers to California’s government arts grant making agency, the California Arts Council. If adopted, the...
  • State controller overstepped power on budget, appeals court rules

    SACRAMENTO -- A state appeals court has ruled in favor of the California Legislature in its battle with State Controller John Chiang over his 2011 decision to dock legislators’ pay after he concluded the budget they passed was not balanced. A...