| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:17 PM
SACRAMENTO — The longer California's leaders delay shoring up the cash-strapped teacher pension fund, the more money it will cost taxpayers in the long run, according to an analysis presented to lawmakers on Wednesday.
If lawmakers and Gov....
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:07 PM
SACRAMENTO — The state Senate is under pressure to expel Sen. Roderick D. Wright for felony convictions that involve lying about living in his district when he ran for the upper house. But such a vote might be awkward for some of his colleagues...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Saying he'd like to focus on finishing out his current job, Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach is dropping his congressional campaign, he announced Monday night.
"I was moving forward, having fun, but my team would say, 'How are you doing on...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:47 AM
One in a series of occasional stories noting City Council candidates' endorsements leading up to November's general election.
City Council candidates Michele Hall and Robert Zur Schmiede have received endorsements from current council members, according...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Dozens of controversial state bills were shelved Friday by legislative committees, including measures that would provide healthcare coverage to people in the country illegally, impose a tax on oil drilled from the ground and require campaign contributions...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Last month, Irvine City Councilman Larry Agran called for the formation of a committee to explore the idea of building a veterans cemetery in the Orange County Great Park.
What he got at Tuesday night's council meeting, though, wasn't quite what he'd...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:01 AM
As poll workers Tuesday collected the last trickle of votes in a statewide primary expected to draw one of the lowest turnouts in California's history, frontrunners in several area races appeared to be headed for spots on the November general election...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 3:49 PM
The next installment of the Feet to the Fire Forum, a series of political candidate debates sponsored by the Daily Pilot and Orange County Register, will take place Sept. 18 in the Robert B. Moore Theatre at Orange Coast College.
This go-around will...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:47 PM
The head of the campaign arm for congressional Republicans is planning a swing through California next week to help raise money for GOP candidates in eight districts.
National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden will host an event...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Two members of the state Assembly have introduced a bill that would protect California's beach fire rings by overruling a recent decision that places restrictions on them.
The bill by Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) and Assemblywoman...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:36 PM
State Sen. Mimi Walters announced more endorsements this week in her campaign for the 45th Congressional District. The election is set for next June.
Walters, whose 37th District includes Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and portions of Huntington Beach and...