| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:43 PM
A federal judge in Orange County ruled Wednesday that California’s death penalty violates the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney, ruled on a petition by death row inmate Ernest...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:39 PM
With Citigroup Inc. agreeing to pay $7 billion for issuing toxic mortgage securities, the Justice Department now turns to settling its case against what analysts call the biggest mortgage miscreant of all: Bank of America Corp.
The government has...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:57 PM
California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris on Wednesday convened a group of public and private officials to look at how legal representatives can be provided to the thousands of minors who are crossing the border illegally into the United States.
| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:49 AM
Dashing toward an unprecedented fourth term, Gov. Jerry Brown romped to victory in Tuesday's state primary and in November will face Republican Neel Kashkari, who emerged from a fractious intra-party battle to win a chance to take on the incumbent....
| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Monday a measure that would update state law to reflect that same-sex marriage is legal in California, including replacing "husband" or "wife" with the gender-neutral term "spouse."
The state resumed issuing marriage...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:35 PM
Ever since Jim Brulte became chairman of the California Republican Party last year, he's been careful to set low expectations. With limited resources and declining voter registration, he's said, the party must slowly rebuild at the local level.
| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:24 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a states' rights appeal from California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, leaving in place a judge's order that requires state officials to monitor each of about 2,000 disabled prisoners who are held in county jails.
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Hundreds of Los Angeles police officers drove in a procession to Glendale's Forest Lawn Thursday following an emotional farewell to Nicholas Lee, the veteran officer killed last week in a Beverly Hills crash.
California Gov. Jerry Brown and Atty. Gen....
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:53 PM
SACRAMENTO — Warning that truancy has reached a crisis level in California elementary schools, state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris and half a dozen lawmakers proposed a raft of bills Monday aimed at keeping kids in school.
Harris said 30% of...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Three community groups sued Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday, demanding he restore more than $350 million in mortgage settlement funds that were used to plug state budget holes two years ago.
The money — from California's slice of the $25 billion...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 5:13 PM
BURLINGAME, Calif. -- The audience reaction told the story: For Neel Kashkari, polite applause; for his GOP gubernatorial rival, Tim Donnelly, a prolonged roar of cheers.
With that, hundreds of Republicans wrapped up the state GOP convention near the...