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  • Former Gov. Schwarzenegger faces fines for campaign violations

     
    Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger faces $30,000 in fines by the state’s campaign watchdog agency after a ballot measure committee he formed allegedly spent $1.1 million on matters unrelated to initiatives. Schwarzenegger and his California Dream...
  • In favor of foie gras -- Ken Frank speaks out

     
    In favor of foie gras -- Ken Frank speaks out...
  • Top chefs rally to fight California foie gras ban

     
    The politics of pate are back. More than 100 of California's top chefs are lobbying lawmakers to reconsider the state's impending ban on the duck-liver delicacy known as foie gras. With the prohibition set to take effect in July, the......
  • 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...
  • L.A. television producer Dayna Bochco named to Coastal Commission [Updated]

     
    TV Producer Dayna Bochco expected to be named to powerful California Coastal Commission...
  • 'The Waxman Report: How Congress Really Works' by Henry Waxman with Joshua Green

    'The Waxman Report: How Congress Really Works' by Henry Waxman with Joshua Green
    Pretty faces and promising careers tend to flash across our local political firmament with the frequency of shooting stars -- and with about as much effect. But for more than two decades, the most consequential elected official in Southern California...
  • Jerome Waldie, dies at 84; former state and federal lawmaker

    Jerome Waldie, the former Northern California assemblyman and congressman who became an early advocate of impeaching President Nixon during the Watergate scandal, died Friday at his home in Placerville. He was 84. Waldie had been in poor health the...
  • Sexual harassment suit filed against John Burton

    The executive director of a foundation created by John Burton filed a $10-million lawsuit Wednesday alleging that the former state Senate president sexually harassed her by making unwanted advances, using suggestive language and commenting on her body....
  • Polling shows little to please Republicans in 2010

    Republicans had to look for a very long time at last week's Field Poll of California voters to find something remotely uplifting as they ponder the 2010 state elections. There it was, eventually: Against San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat...
  • State budget negotiations were anything but smooth

    State budget negotiations were anything but smooth
    It was long into the wee hours of Friday morning, and the state Senate was teetering near deadlock on bills to close a $26-billion budget deficit when lobbyists for the software company Intuit approached Senate leader Darrell Steinberg. For several...