| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:29 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A delegation of nine California state lawmakers has left on a trip to Sweden and Norway to study how the Scandinavians have advanced environmental and energy policies.
The trip is one of several largely paid for over the years by the...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 11:34 AM
A bill signed into law Tuesday will make it more difficult for paparazzi to photograph the children of celebrities and public figures just "to turn a buck."
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the privacy measure, which will make it a misdemeanor to...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 7:36 PM
SACRAMENTO — It's a new era in Sacramento — a markedly improved one, so far.
Watching the lawmakers, you don't cringe nearly as much.
They're actually getting things done in the state Capitol. You can set aside that old label...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 9:13 AM
SACRAMENTO -- The state Legislature late Thursday sent a measure to Gov. Jerry Brown that would block the former city manager of Vernon from forcing the city to restore his $545,000 pension.
Former administrator Bruce Malkenhorst has sued the city after...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:56 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate approved a measure Thursday that would allow immigrants in the country illegally to get California driver’s licenses.
Senate Democrats hijacked the measure a day after its author, Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:22 AM
A political dispute has erupted in Sacramento over legislation that would give the Los Angeles airport police the same elevated standing and powers as Los Angeles Police Department officers.
The measure by Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-Los Angeles) was...
| Aug 11, 2013
In California (and elsewhere), immigrants have long been targeted by predatory lawyers and consultants who exploit their clients' lack of English and status as noncitizens, charging exorbitant fees and in some cases failing to do the work expected of...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 1:05 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Actress Halle Berry painted a portrait of a life under siege Tuesday as she testified in favor of legislation that would increase limits on paparazzi.
The bill, SB 606, is intended to protect children of celebrities and public officials...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Two weeks after the FBI raided the offices of state Sen. Ronald Calderon, officials confirmed Friday there has been a shakeup of the lawmaker’s staff.
Rocky Rushing, Calderon’s longtime chief of staff, said Friday that he decided to leave...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 7:15 PM
From what I've been reading, the Santa Monica killer was packing an illegal assault rifle and 40 high-capacity ammunition magazines. He sprayed 100 bullets and had access to 1,300.
And, oh yes, he was a mental case.
The guy's exact background and...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Hundreds rally in Sacramento to protest proposed gun restrictions...