| 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...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
California legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown announced a deal on Wednesday to extend and expand California's movie and TV tax credit, more than tripling its size to $330 million annually.
"Proud to announce a deal with Dem and Rep leg. leaders...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:37 PM
A compromise was reached Wednesday between Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers on a bill that would extend and more than triple funding for a program designed to keep film and television jobs in California, clearing the way for state Senate consideration of...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It's been a slow summer at the box office, but Hollywood got a genuine blockbuster Wednesday — a $330-million deal that will help subsidize film and TV production in California for the next five years.
In a last-minute compromise reached...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:55 PM
To address the problem of rape on campuses, California colleges and universities would have to adopt a standard of unambiguous consent among students engaging in sexual activity under a proposal passed by state lawmakers Thursday.
If signed by Gov....
| Aug 29, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The California State Senate has approved legislation on a 32-2 vote to extend and expand California's movie and TV tax credit, more than tripling its current size to $330 million annually over five years.
The vote came on Friday afternoon, two days after...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Two pieces of legislation that seek to reduce the number of hit-and-runs in the state are headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after passing in both the Assembly and Senate.
Both bills were introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake).
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
An amendment to proposed legislation to expand California's film and TV tax credit urges trade action as a response to countries that have lured visual effects firms away with the promise of generous subsidies.
The amendment calls call for a strategy...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:22 PM
SACRAMENTO — People who do business at California's Capitol witness a lot of odd events outside the building's main entrances.
Even so, some were jarred to see a handful of stained, lumpy mattresses covering the north steps.
The bedding was a...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:14 PM
An advocacy group backing a proposed state law requiring adult film actors to use condoms launched a robocall campaign Thursday targeting a Los Angeles-area state assemblyman who they accuse of stymieing the legislation.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 5:01 PM
A trade association representing the adult film industry called for a nationwide moratorium on shooting Friday -- the second in the last month -- after another performer tested positive for HIV.
The Free Speech Coalition called a weeklong moratorium...