| Oct 29, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Backed by politicians from both parties, California Gov. Jerry Brown brought his whirlwind campaign to San Diego on Wednesday to urge passage of Proposition 1, the $7.5-billion water bond.
Brown made no mention of the fact he is seeking reelection on...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 8:20 PM
In what may be the last act of a political career spanning more than four decades, Jerry Brown will begin his fourth and final term as governor uniquely positioned to build his legacy as California's longest-serving chief executive.
On Wednesday morning...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It's just common sense: If you're trying to grab more money from university students and their parents, you should not be dramatically raising the pay of top brass.
That's just dumb PR, losing politics and really bad policy.
Don't ask the kids and...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Over the din of students chanting their protest, the University of California regents voted 14-7 on Thursday to approve tuition increases of as much as 5% for each of the next five years.
The actual voice vote of the regents could not be heard by the...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 2:06 PM
A student sit-in protesting tuition hikes at the University of California continued at UC Berkeley's Wheeler Hall for the third day Saturday, while others planned to make a peaceful presence felt at the football game between Cal and Stanford.
| Nov 24, 2014
| 7:13 PM
After weeks of vote tallying, political neophyte Patty Lopez has unseated incumbent Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, a fellow Democrat, in an upset that has sent shock waves beyond their San Fernando Valley district.
Lopez, a relative unknown, was...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Amid the feel-good proceedings of the Legislature's swearing-in ceremony, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins sent a clear signal Monday of a brewing policy showdown: the proposed University of California tuition hikes.
Atkins, the San Diego Democrat who was...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 7:11 PM
The new legislative session officially began Monday, with lawmakers converging on the Capitol to take the oath of office and legislative leaders signaling that the proposed University of California tuition hikes will be a pivotal policy battle in the...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 6:54 PM
State Sen. Darrell Steinberg officially stepped off the stage last week. And Sen. Kevin de León stepped on it. Did he ever!
Drums, mariachis, a color guard, political VIPs. It was a full-throated "inauguration" at Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Concerned about unaccompanied children from Central America who have surged into the U.S. illegally this year, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday approved legislation providing $3 million in legal aid for them.
More than 60,000 unaccompanied children from...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:45 PM
In an elaborate event at Walt Disney Concert Hall featuring mariachis, a Korean drum circle and a student color guard, Democrat Kevin de León was sworn in Wednesday as leader of the state Senate — the first Latino to hold the post since 1883....