| May 22, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Salinas Police Chief Kelly McMillin on Thursday sought to calm community tensions over two fatal officer-involved shootings of Latino immigrants this month that triggered violent protests.
McMillin said at a news conference his office would complete its...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Federal authorities have rejected California's proposed design for a driver's license for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, saying it is not distinguishable enough for security purposes from permits given to citizens.
The Washington officials want the...
| May 9, 2014
State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) imply that the proposed design of a driver's license for illegal immigrants was made to look very similar to California licenses issued to those here legally to provide...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Rodeo Drive's high-fashion boutiques are making fast progress persuading California lawmakers to let them keep selling luxury goods made from alligator skin, including purses, wallets, boots, shoes and watch bands.
With the help of the state of...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 4:52 PM
Add one more to the growing list of those who want the Washington Redskins football team to adopt a new name: the California Assembly.
The Assembly approved a resolution Wednesday urging the National Football League to pressure the team's owner,...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 7:04 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown's choice of Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar for the California Supreme Court is likely to move the moderately conservative court leftward and result in more path-breaking rulings, legal analysts said Tuesday.
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:49 AM
A group of California legislators has conveyed concern in person to the president of El Salvador about the surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America who are traveling illegally to the United States, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Mariano-Florentino Cuellar — a Mexican immigrant and Stanford administrative law professor nominated Tuesday to the California Supreme Court — says he discovered the power of the law while living with his family on the U.S. border.
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:29 PM
While some California legislators hope to implement a statewide ethnic-studies curriculum in coming years, one school district has decided not to wait.
For students at El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, ethnic studies are now required.
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:06 PM
On Nov. 6, 1968, the Black Student Union and a coalition of student groups at San Francisco State University known as the Third World Liberation Front began what would become the longest student strike in U.S. history. They wanted the university to...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:55 PM
Hours after a man was charged with arson that allegedly caused the sprawling King fire east of Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed into law tougher penalties for those who cause major fires.
The measure reinstates a law that...