| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:33 PM
Alisha Gutierrez, whose email address refers to her as the "tooth fairy," has spent years connecting developmentally disabled patients with specialized dental care.
But when a Santa Rosa man needed a root canal on a troubled molar earlier this year, the...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 4:00 PM
California's water system is an engineering marvel, a testament to generations of sustained investment and a vast, complex web of infrastructure. It makes Los Angeles possible. It is also in trouble.
The system's brilliance is that a snowflake can...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 6:05 PM
It's crunch time at the state Capitol.
Lawmakers return from summer recess Monday with less than a month left to act on key issues such as gun control measures introduced after the massacre in Isla Vista last spring and ethics measures proposed after...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and more than two dozen other Democratic members of California's congressional delegation are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that would expand film and TV tax credits.
AB1839 passed the state Assembly 76-0 in...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:57 AM
With California's governor, lieutenant governor and state Senate president pro tem all out of town for part of Wednesday, newly elevated Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) finds herself briefly serving Wednesday as acting governor.
Atkins is the...
| 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...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:35 AM
SACRAMENTO -- The chance that Southern Californians may lead both the state Senate and Assembly in the next year is drawing concern from groups including the Bay Area Council.
They note it has been a tradition for decades that if a Northern California...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 1:47 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Democratic Assemblywoman Toni Atkins of San Diego appears on track to be the next speaker of the Assembly.
Her election to the post would put Southern Californians in charge of both chambers of the Legislature for the first time in four...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Former Republican state legislator Tony Strickland made it official Tuesday. As expected, he's abandoning his challenge to Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Oak Park) and entering the race to succeed retiring Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) in a...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:15 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown took a swipe at California's critics during his State of the State address to the state Legislature on Wednesday, praising a "California comeback" he said delivered a million new jobs, a budget surplus and higher minimum...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari criticized Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address Wednesday morning as a victory lap that failed to offer any comfort for Californians who are living in poverty, unemployed or underemployed....