| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:38 AM
A state ethics panel voted Thursday to impose $5,000 in fines on Capitol lobbyist and campaign consultant Richie Ross for putting two legislators under personal obligation to him by not collecting campaign consulting fees they owed.
Under a deal with...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Capitol lobbyist Richie Ross has agreed to pay $5,000 in fines to the state ethics agency for not collecting campaign consulting fees from two lawmakers, thus improperly putting them under the personal obligation to a lobbyist, officials said Monday....
| Aug 20, 2014
| 9:44 PM
Lawmakers on Wednesday approved new campaign rules in response to a controversy involving the political activities of suspended Sen. Ronald S. Calderon and his brother, former Assemblyman Tom Calderon, both Democrats from Montebello.
| Jun 4, 2014
| 1:53 PM
A group of state lawmakers said Wednesday they have drafted legislation that would repeal key provisions of Proposition 187, the ballot measure approved by voters 20 years ago that sought to withhold many public services from immigrants in the country...
| Aug 29, 2013
Bathed in an eerie blue glow, a narrow wall of tightly packed skulls looms over the staircase descending into Three Dots and a Dash, Chicago's newest tiki lounge and most recent Lettuce Entertain You venture. Evocative of the shrunken heads of campy tales...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:35 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Advocates trying to place initiatives on California’s ballot may face new requirements under a bill approved by the Legislature this month.
The measure, AB 857 by Assemblyman Paul Fong (D-Cupertino), would require 10% of petition...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:35 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday to give Californians a better peek into the wallets of their elected officials and to provide the state's ethics watchdog agency with more tools to hold politicians accountable for misconduct....
| Feb 22, 2012
The world’s largest sea turtle could earn a new distinction from the California Legislature: the title of official state marine reptile. A bill introduced Friday by Assemblyman Paul Fong (D-Cupertino) would add the endangered Pacific leatherback sea...
| Jun 15, 2012
State bill to address violence on community college campuses...
| Sep 27, 2012
Californians can rest easy -- the state now has an official state marine reptile. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Wednesday granting the honor to the Pacific leatherback sea turtle, or Dermochelys coriacea. (There already was an official reptile, the......
| Sep 27, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown provides access to free digital textbooks...