| Nov 5, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Republican state Sen. Andy Vidak defeated Democratic challenger Luis Chavez on Tuesday in a Central Valley district seen as a key battleground as Democrats tried to regain a supermajority in the upper house.
Vidak’s win, coupled with Republican...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Republican Neel Kashkari, a former investment banker who ran the federal bank bailout, has struggled to raise funds and garner voters' attention in his bid to unseat California Gov. Jerry Brown.
He has remained little-known and trailed Brown in the...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown hasn’t talked in much detail about what he might do in a historic fourth term, which he is widely expected to win by a comfortable margin over little-known Republican challenger Neel Kashkari.
But in a recent conversation with Los...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Jerry Brown has never been one to abide by custom, so it would not have been altogether unusual—for him, at least—to run an entire fall campaign without making a single campaign appearance.
But just eight days before a statewide vote he...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 11:36 AM
An advisory measure asking Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution and overturn the Citizens United court decision will go on the November ballot in California without Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature on the enabling legislation, Brown announced...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 9:34 PM
After a combative debate between Gov. Jerry Brown and GOP challenger Neel Kashkari with no real knockout blows, lawmakers on both sides were quick to declare their respective candidates the winner Thursday night.
“Hands down. Clearly Gov. Brown...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) said Tuesday that her proposal for a $4.3-billion school bond measure will not be on the November ballot, citing opposition from Gov. Jerry Brown.
“We’ve come to the end of the road,” Buchanan said...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 6:36 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown, who begins his first full day of meetings here on Monday, wasted no time setting lofty goals for his trade mission to Mexico during a reception on Sunday night.
Speaking in a hotel banquet room to scores of delegates who are...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
To the editor: George Skelton is correct that California's death penalty system results in the state "senselessly pouring money down a rathole." However, his defense of the merits of capital punishment is misleading. ("Scrap California's dysfunctional...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Two NFL players violated league protocol on dealing with concussions in last weekend's wild-card playoff games, according to a document obtained by the Associated Press.
The document was a letter sent by the chairmen of the NFL's head, neck and spine...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:09 PM
Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter Wednesday for a fiery wreck that killed his teammate and close friend, Jerry Brown.
He faces up to 20 years in prison for a December 2012 wreck after a night of...