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  • Echoes of a long-ago sting operation

    Echoes of a long-ago sting operation
    SACRAMENTO — It just can't be, what they're saying about state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon — that he took $60,000 in bribes during an FBI sting operation. Nobody these days could be that stupid.
  • Political money needs a tighter rein

    Political money needs a tighter rein
    SACRAMENTO — In politics, there's sleaze that can send a slimeball to prison. There also is legal bribery. Lots of it. "Campaign contributions provide a fig leaf for legalized bribery," says campaign finance expert Robert Stern, who helped write...

    Window opens to curb legal corruption

    Window opens to curb legal corruption
    SACRAMENTO — The most shameful habit of California legislators arguably is their annual summer shakedown of lobbyists. But it finally may be ending, at least in the Senate. Senate leaders — rocked by the corruption scandals of two fellow...

    Even old hands are stunned by Yee allegations

    Even old hands are stunned by Yee allegations
    SACRAMENTO —┬áIf there has ever been a more nauseating corruption scandal in Sacramento, I'm not aware of it. Certainly not in the past 50 years. The notion of a legislator masquerading as a gun control crusader while offering to help a mobster...

    Calderon should get out of town without pay

    Calderon should get out of town without pay
    SACRAMENTO—Every defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. That's the American way. But it doesn't mean that anyone who has not been found guilty is qualified to hold public office. Specifically right now, it doesn't mean that...