| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:37 AM
The California Supreme Court's decision this week to reject an attempt to revive Proposition 8 does not bar future attempts to stop gay marriages, but the chance of any new bid succeeding appears dim.
The state high court's action Wednesday ended the...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:17 PM
A bill aimed at beefing up California’s prescription drug monitoring system so that it can be better used to track drug abusing patients and recklessly prescribing physicians emerged from an Assembly committee Monday on a unanimous vote.
| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation giving California consumers more protection from unfair debt-collection practices.
The Fair Debt Buying Practices Act, authored by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), requires debt collectors to verify that an...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:56 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Opponents of same-sex marriage asked the California Supreme Court on Friday to order county clerks to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples, arguing that Gov. Jerry Brown lacked the authority to end enforcement of Proposition 8....
| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:46 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris, one of the state's rising Democratic stars, raked in more than $1.7 million during the first half of 2013 and has $2.7 million in the bank, according to campaign finance reports filed today.
Her haul outpaces...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 12:32 PM
In 1960, as the story goes, actor Robert Stack had fallen in love. Not with a co-star from “The Untouchables,” but with a bright-green 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster.
He would pine for it as he passed it on Sunset Boulevard on his way...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 8:32 PM
SACRAMENTO--This is the 50th anniversary year of arguably the biggest, bitterest brawl ever in California's Capitol. And looking back today, it seems almost inconceivable what the fracas was all about.
It was waged over whether homeowners and...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:13 PM
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris on Thursday honored the Burbank Police Department’s mental health evaluation team, calling the program a “smart” model that has helped free up resources within the city and countywide.
| Jul 24, 2013
| 2:49 PM
As part of a wider investigation into for-profit and online colleges, the California attorney general on Wednesday moved to obtain potential evidence about the telemarketing, enrollment and financial practices of two schools owned by a San Diego company....
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Two state employees have been arrested and charged with accepting bribes from a contractor accused of defrauding the state, Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris announced Tuesday.
Michael Mathison, owner of Veteran Toners Services, allegedly supplied inflated...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:47 PM
The force is no longer with an Elk Grove man who bought a 3-foot-tall rubber Yoda figurine and other "Star Wars" memorabilia worth $10,000 with money he defrauded from the California Department of Transportation.
In exchange for reduced charges, Eric...