| Jun 8, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti may be running for governor someday. So his first mayoral visit to Sacramento last week was intriguing.
Yes, of course, it's way too early to speculate about who will succeed Gov. Jerry Brown, a virtual cinch to win a...
| 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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:41 PM
A nearly $1-billion settlement with California and other state authorities as well as federal agencies will close out two major investigations into possible mortgage wrongdoing by the home-lending arm of Atlanta's SunTrust Banks Inc.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:50 PM
A 33-year-old Stockton police officer died Wednesday just weeks after he was seriously injured in a car crash while on duty, officials said.
Officer Scott Hewell, who joined the department in September 2012, was pronounced dead at UC Davis Medical...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"Fed Up" narrator and executive producer Katie Couric didn't make the L.A. premiere Thursday as she was getting ready for a barrage of media appearances for the film this week in New York. But exec producer Laurie David and director Stephanie Soechtig...
| 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...
| 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,"...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:00 PM
How to improve California's education system is a challenge that has long divided state and local elected officials, education advocates, teachers and parents. One thing is certain, however: No solution to our schools' problems will make an ounce of...
| 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 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...