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  • Bill seeks to ban orca shows at SeaWorld San Diego

    Bill seeks to ban orca shows at SeaWorld San Diego
    SAN DIEGO -- A state legislator from Santa Monica is introducing a bill that would prohibit orca shows at SeaWorld in San Diego. The bill by Assemblyman Richard Hershel Bloom, a Democrat, would make it illegal to use orcas "for performance or...
  • Vote to designate new Assembly speaker set for Monday

    Vote to designate new Assembly speaker set for Monday
    SACRAMENTO -- The Assembly will hold a vote next Monday to determine its new leader, the office of Speaker John A. Pérez confirmed Wednesday. Assemblywoman Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), who has already locked up the unanimous approval of Assembly...
  • Assemblywoman Toni Atkins voted in as speaker-elect

    SACRAMENTO --Assemblywoman Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) now has a new title: Madame Speaker-elect. In a voice vote Monday on the Assembly floor, lawmakers deemed Atkins their next leader. The proceedings were marked not with suspense -- Atkins had locked...
  • Brown signs law to protect student athletes who suffer concussions

    Brown signs law to protect student athletes who suffer concussions
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure Monday expanding protections for student athletes who are believed to have sustained a concussion in school sports and activities. Since 2012, public school districts have been required to immediately...
  • North-South battle emerges over leadership of California Legislature

    North-South battle emerges over leadership of California Legislature
    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...
  • Tony Strickland enters race to succeed Rep. McKeon; GOP fight expected

    Tony Strickland enters race to succeed Rep. McKeon; GOP fight expected
    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...
  • San Diego Democrat Toni Atkins on track to be next Assembly speaker

    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...
  • Neel Kashkari faults Jerry Brown for leaving poverty out of speech

    Neel Kashkari faults Jerry Brown for leaving poverty out of speech
    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....
  • Republican, Democratic lawmakers divided over Brown speech

    Republican, Democratic lawmakers divided over Brown speech
    SACRAMENTO -- Republican lawmakers were critical of the governor's State of the State address Wednesday, saying it was light on details and sugarcoated economic issues and what they said were policies unfriendly to business. “When we have a...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown lays out agenda for year in State of the State speech

    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...
  • Donnelly says Brown should return budget surplus to taxpayers

    Donnelly says Brown should return budget surplus to taxpayers
    Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican candidate for governor, said Wednesday that Gov. Jerry Brown should return any budget surplus to taxpayers rather than increase spending, because voters approved temporary tax increases in 2012 to shore up the state&...