| Apr 18, 2015
| 5:00 AM
California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris wasn’t campaigning for U.S. Senate on Jan. 5, the day of her inauguration for her second term. Sen. Barbara Boxer’s retirement announcement was still a few days away. But even as Harris was making...
| May 7, 2015
| 10:15 PM
The crowd erupted in applause as state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris prepared to speak at the Second Baptist Church in South Los Angeles about the late Martin Luther King Jr.
One of Harris' aides, Brandon Kiel – who was known as a savvy staffer with...
| May 6, 2015
| 5:45 PM
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Capt. Roosevelt Johnson thought it was odd when three people — two of them dressed in police uniforms he didn't recognize — strolled into the Santa Clarita station in February.
One man introduced himself as chief...
| May 1, 2015
| 2:11 PM
California may require charities that raise money in the state to disclose the names of major contributors, a federal appeals court decided Friday.
The decision stemmed from a lawsuit by the Center for Competitive Politics, a group that opposes campaign...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 1:49 PM
Two years after receiving $24 million for the task, officials with the state Department of Justice said Thursday that the agency needs up to three more years to eliminate a backlog of people who improperly own firearms despite criminal convictions or...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 8:30 AM
Corinthian Colleges Inc., a Santa Ana company that was once one of the nation's largest for-profit college chains, announced that it is shutting down its remaining two dozen schools effective Monday — a move that leaves 16,000 students scrambling...
| Apr 26, 2015
| 5:00 AM
It is one of the oddities of this campaign season: In races for two of the most sought-after political offices in the country, two Democratic women are running virtually unchallenged, their tasks both boosted and complicated by the veneer of...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 8:30 PM
Foie gras can go back on the menu in California after a federal judge on Wednesday overturned the state's ban on the sale of the fatty duck and goose liver.
U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson permanently blocked the state attorney general from...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 7:35 PM
The nation's richest public pension fund was a big winner in the settlement with Standard & Poor's Financial Services over its ratings on mortgage-backed securities lawsuits.
But that doesn't mean that the California Public Employees' Retirement System,...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 9:05 PM
Rocky Chávez, a Republican state assemblyman from Oceanside, launched a campaign for U.S. Senate on Thursday, offering his military background as a key asset in the race to succeed Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer.
Chávez, 63, a retired Marine colonel...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 7:14 PM
SACRAMENTO — Antonio Villaraigosa's resume definitely qualifies him to be a U.S. senator and suggests the potential of a pretty effective one.
Big city mayor. State legislative leader. Player in the national political arena.
Plus: iron will,...