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  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • L.A. television producer Dayna Bochco named to Coastal Commission [Updated]

     
    TV Producer Dayna Bochco expected to be named to powerful California Coastal Commission...
  • California oil tax ballot proposal filed

     
    This post has been corrected. See below for details Political professionals agree that the biggest threat to Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed $7-billion tax hike initiative for next November is that so many other people want to crowd the ballot with......
  • GOP referendum on state Senate districts qualifies for fall ballot

     
    California voters will get a chance in November to decide whether to approve new boundaries for state Senate districts drawn by a citizens panel. Republican activists qualified a referendum on the controversial maps Friday. Elections officials...
  • 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......
  • State Democratic Party chairman hosting 80th birthday bash

     
    State Democratic Party Chairman John Burton is turning 80. And to celebrate, he and a couple of hundred friends will be partying at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. For $1,000 per ticket, you can join in the fun. The......