| Jan 18, 2015
| 7:28 PM
SACRAMENTO — One of the Assembly's hottest tickets this legislative session may be a seat on the new Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection.
Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) this month created the panel to deal with the growing threat to...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 6:26 PM
California will not pay overtime to home aides who care for the state's elderly and disabled after a judge overturned a federal regulation requiring it, officials announced last week.
By not paying overtime and some related benefits, the state stands to...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 11:21 AM
A bill in the California Legislature to ban killer whale shows at SeaWorld San Diego, tabled last year for further study, will not be reintroduced this year.
The bill's author, Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), confirmed Friday that he would...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 10:14 PM
An expert investigating illegal African ivory trafficking found that as much as 90% of the ivory he examined in Los Angeles markets and stores was illegal under state law. He found similar numbers in San Francisco and concluded that the proportion of...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:37 PM
As he was sworn in for a record fourth term, Gov. Jerry Brown charted an ambitious new goal on Monday for California in its fight against climate change, challenging the nation's most populous state to increase renewable energy use to 50 percent in the...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 4:50 PM
California's budget, which bounced back after years of deficits, is now being squeezed by rising healthcare costs for the poor and for retired state workers.
The mountain of medical bills threatens to undermine Gov. Jerry Brown's efforts to strengthen...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 7:39 PM
California's political leaders pledged Monday to advance the state's landmark laws on climate change and fend off challenges from opponents such as oil companies.
"We're just at the beginning," Gov. Jerry Brown said. "There's still lots of skeptics...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 10:46 AM
In a victory for public beach access, the owner of Paradise Cove in Malibu has agreed to stop charging a $20 walk-in fee, to remove all signs banning surfing and to unlock a gate to the pier, the California Coastal Commission and the State Lands...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 9:45 PM
In a victory for public access, the owner of Paradise Cove in Malibu has agreed to stop charging a $20 walk-in fee, remove all signs banning surfing and unlock a gate to the beach's pier, the California Coastal Commission and the State Lands Commission...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 6:37 PM
With children in tow, state lawmakers gathered for a moment of bipartisan good cheer last week. Democrats and Republicans alike hugged and backslapped, got themselves sworn in and offered a few clues about the issues ahead.
By the end of Day One, they...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The fate of the proposed tuition increase at University of California campuses now rests in the hands of the governor and state lawmakers, who are aligned in opposition to it but divided over how to scrap it.
The UC regents voted in November to increase...