| 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....
| Oct 1, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown waded through many hundreds of bills last month in the political freedom that comes with a faint reelection challenge, a $22-million campaign war chest and a Legislature stacked with fellow Democrats.
The governor dispensed gifts...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 8:41 PM
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation to provide $3 million in legal aid for the thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have flooded into the U.S. illegally this year.
The Democratic governor also approved a...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:51 PM
Months after statewide voter turnout hit a historic low of 25% in this year's primary election, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed eight bills aimed at getting more Californians to participate in the political process.
He also signed dozens of other...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 7:21 AM
San Diego City Councilwoman Marti Emerald announced on Facebook that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will undergo outpatient surgery.
Emerald said she received the diagnosis this week while she was on a Chamber of Commerce lobbying mission...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:41 PM
After months of political haggling, a ballot measure that will ask voters in November to approve $7.5 billion in borrowing for water projects sailed through the Legislature on Wednesday.
Soon afterward, flanked by dozens of lawmakers from both parties,...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:55 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Senate leader Darrell Steinberg on Monday outlined a new proposal for funding affordable housing, transportation upgrades and bullet train construction with money from California's cap-and-trade program.
The program, approved by the...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:55 PM
SACRAMENTO — High-stakes bargaining is about to begin in California's Capitol.
As the weather heats up in Sacramento every year, so does the intensity.
There'll be bartering over wonky programs and policies that for most citizens would be...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:32 PM
SAN DIEGO — Putting the brakes on a controversial bill to ban killer whale shows at SeaWorld San Diego, an Assembly committee Tuesday called for additional study that could take at least 18 months.
Naomi Rose, a marine mammal scientist at the...