| May 20, 2014
| 6:24 PM
The office of the California attorney general is launching an audit of San Diego Opera, the company said on Tuesday, a day after the company announced it has reversed its decision to close and will have a 2015 season.
Opera officials said they...
| May 14, 2014
| 11:06 AM
For the third time in two months, hundreds of police officers filled a downtown Los Angeles cathedral Wednesday morning to bid an emotional farewell to an LAPD officer killed in a car crash.
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Police Chief Charlie Beck and...
| 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 16, 2014
| 4:27 PM
A federal appeals court struck down California election requirements that backers of proposed ballot measures reveal their identities on signature-gathering petitions.
In a 2-1 decision, a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled Monday that the...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:23 PM
In politics, symbolism is key, and the California Democratic Party's new headquarters is no exception.
The building that officially opened on Monday was constructed with union labor and meets exacting environmental standards with solar panels on the...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Six challengers stand in the way — barely — of California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris as she seeks a second term. Several of them are, to be kind, colorful; one or two may have political futures. One will wind up on the Nov. 4 general election...
| May 22, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Having announced this week that it had reversed its decision to close its doors, the newly reborn San Diego Opera faces another challenge on its road to recovery: an investigation by the California attorney general.
The opera said it had received a...
| May 29, 2014
| 8:58 AM
Organized labor is on tenterhooks these days over a pending Supreme Court ruling that could spell life or death for public employee unions.
What makes this a man-bites-dog story is the identity of the man who might save public employee unions from...
| May 17, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Republicans trying to unseat Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris share a common complaint: The two Democrats are so confident of reelection that they're already laying ground to run for governor in 2018.
"She's looking right past us,"...
| 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.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:10 PM
A good guy with a gun tried to stop a bad guy with a gun. You know, like the NRA preaches. It was a bad move.
The good guy got mowed down by the bad guy's batty wife.
She had been a good woman — one of those "innocent, law abiding" citizens...