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  • Villaraigosa decision hot topic at Latino Caucus retreat in Napa

    Villaraigosa decision hot topic at Latino Caucus retreat in Napa
    Antonio Villaraigosa’s decision not to run for the U.S. Senate next year has already become a hot topic of discussion at a Wine Country policy retreat by the California Legislative Latino Caucus. The former mayor of Los Angeles is scheduled to...
  • Latino leaders scramble to find another Senate candidate without Villaraigosa

    Latino leaders scramble to find another Senate candidate without Villaraigosa
    A day after Antonio Villaraigosa  said he would not run for the U.S. Senate in 2016, Latino legislators were scrambling Wednesday to find another candidate who might represent their interests in the contest. Members of the Legislative Latino Caucus...
  • Latino lawmakers say Latino U.S. Senate candidate would energize voters

    Latino lawmakers say Latino U.S. Senate candidate would energize voters
    As former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa weighs a U.S. Senate bid, the California Latino Legislative Caucus on Tuesday said a Latino candidate in the mix would attract more Democratic voters to the polls for the election next year. State Atty....
  • Gov. Brown signs laws to crack down on human trafficking

    Gov. Brown signs laws to crack down on human trafficking
    With California ranked as one of the states with the worst problems of human trafficking, Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a raft of seven bills aimed at improving prosecution of the crime, whose victims are often forced into prostitution, domestic...
  • Licenses for migrant drivers means more will be insured — in theory

    Licenses for migrant drivers means more will be insured — in theory
    As thousands of immigrants who are in the country illegally queued up Friday to apply for a California driver's license, supporters of the controversial new law that made the licenses possible predicted a flood of new motorists in the automobile insurance...
  • Gov. Brown urges $3 million in legal aid for immigrant children

    Gov. Brown urges $3 million in legal aid for immigrant children
    Seeking to address a swell of unaccompanied children from Central America who have immigrated to the U.S. illegally in recent months, Gov. Jerry Brown and other California lawmakers announced a proposal Thursday to provide $3 million in legal aid to those...
  • DMV prepares to issue driver's licenses to people who are here illegally

    DMV prepares to issue driver's licenses to people who are here illegally
    Just weeks before California begins to issue driver's licenses to people in the country illegally, the Department of Motor Vehicles has opened four new offices and hired more than 900 additional staffers to help handle the expected flood of applicants....
  • Gov. Jerry Brown's high court choice expected to move panel leftward

    Gov. Jerry Brown's high court choice expected to move panel leftward
    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. UC...
  • Lawmakers travel to Central America, express concern on immigration

    Lawmakers travel to Central America, express concern on immigration
    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...
  • State high court nominee learned power of law as a child in Mexico

    State high court nominee learned power of law as a child in Mexico
    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. “...
  • Lawmakers praise Mexican president's message of cooperation

    Lawmakers praise Mexican president's message of cooperation
    Lawmakers from both parties praised Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto's message of economic and political partnership between California and Mexico after the president's address Tuesday to a joint session of the Legislature. State Sen. Kevin de...