| May 9, 2014
| 2:55 PM
A special legislative committee created last fall in the wake of federal court orders to improve state prison conditions and reduce crowding is calling for increases in the services and spending the state devotes to rehabilitation efforts and post-...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 11:12 AM
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...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:34 PM
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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 2:23 PM
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...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Lobbyists would no longer be allowed to host political fundraisers in their homes for state candidates under a bill given final legislative approval Thursday by the California Assembly just six months after a scandal involving the practice.
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:57 AM
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...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 5:14 PM
The soulful 1960's Chicano rock 'n' roll sound that put East Los Angeles on the musical map was one of Southern California's most distinctly urban, joyful styles. Yet one of the movement's earliest, most influential and successful groups, the Premiers,...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 2:38 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Top Democratic lawmakers have agreed to use Gov. Jerry Brown's more conservative tax revenue estimates in the budget, according to Capitol sources.
The sources requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown will talk about the budget deal he has reached with Democratic legislative leaders at a news conference Tuesday afternoon in the state Capitol.
Details of the plan began to emerge on Monday. They include major victories for the governor...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Journalists, the good government crowd, even some ordinary people who believe in democracy, felt triumphant last week when the farce in Sacramento over what they called the "gutting … neutering … eviscerating'' of California's freedom of...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:35 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Celebrating what he characterized as California’s new financial health as he signed the state budget, Gov. Jerry Brown also said Thursday that there was still work to be done.
"I don't say all problems are over," Brown told reporters...