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  • State Democrats' meeting ends on fractious note

    State Democrats' meeting ends on fractious note
    California Democrats broke with Gov. Jerry Brown by calling for the legalization of marijuana and a ban on "fracking" in the state party's official platform Sunday. The Democrats' support for decriminalizing and taxing recreational cannabis and...
  • Calif. Democrat John Burton endorses Reagan, tongue firmly in cheek

    Calif. Democrat John Burton endorses Reagan, tongue firmly in cheek
    For nearly a decade starting in the mid-1960s, Ronald Reagan was California governor and Assemblyman John Burton was his liberal nemesis in Sacramento. The two battled over school funding, mental healthcare and other social welfare programs. Burton...
  • California's Democratic politicians: The logjam cracks, soon to break

    The rush of interest by local politicos and would be politicos to succeed veteran Congressman Henry Waxman underscored an odd truth about California politics: in a state that prides itself on chasing the next snazzy new thing, most of its high-ranking...
  • Nicholas Petris dies at 90; liberal California lawmaker

    Nicholas C. Petris, who was a leading liberal voice for nearly four decades as a California state senator and assemblyman representing his hometown of Oakland and other East Bay cities, has died. He was 90. Petris, who retired in 1996 because of term...
  • Bells shatter a November morning

    SACRAMENTO — Five bells rang, followed by the clack-clack of paper spewing from the Teletype. It was a bulletin. "Dallas, Nov. 22 (UPI)—Three shots were fired at President Kennedy's motorcade today in downtown Dallas." Five bells for a...
  • Democratic leaders blast Perry mailer implying Greuel is Republican

     
    L.A. mayoral candidate Jan Perry is attacking City Controller Wendy Greuel, a fellow Democrat, as a Republican who is “not on our side!” in a new flyer she is mailing to voters....
  • Cathie Wright dies at 82; former assemblywoman and state senator

    Cathie Wright dies at 82; former assemblywoman and state senator
    A cardboard elephant in Cathie Wright's Sacramento office during her 20 years in the Assembly and state Senate from 1980 to 2000 summed up the Simi Valley Republican's sense of statecraft: "It's Better to Be a Stomper, Than a Stompee." "I'm tenacious, I'...
  • Jean Harris dies at 66; forceful gay-rights organizer

    Jean Harris dies at 66; forceful gay-rights organizer
    Jean Harris, a feisty advocate for gay and lesbian rights and longtime Democratic Party activist who helped elect openly gay candidates in California, has died. She was 66. Harris, who had a number of serious health problems, was found June 25 in her...
  • Edward Vincent dies at 78; first black mayor of Inglewood

    Edward Vincent dies at 78; first black mayor of Inglewood
    Edward Vincent was a year away from making history in 1983 as Inglewood's first black mayor when he heard a woman screaming on a city street that her purse had been snatched and decided "to practice what I've been preaching." At the time, he was a city...
  • Push for open dependency courts set for key test on Tuesday

     
    The push to allow public oversight of court hearings that consider foster care placements and other sensitive child welfare decisions faces a crucial test when it is reaches the state assembly’s human services committee on Tuesday. The bill, AB73...
  • Dependency courts oversight bill dies in Assembly

     
    A bill that would have allowed public oversight of court hearings that consider foster care placements and other sensitive child-welfare decisions was put on hold Tuesday in an Assembly committee, effectively killing if for the remainder of the...