After weeks of vote tallying, political neophyte Patty Lopez has unseated incumbent Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, a fellow Democrat, in an upset that has sent shock waves beyond their San Fernando Valley district.
Political novice Patty Lopez has unseated incumbent Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) in an upset that has stunned the political establishment.
With smoking on the decline and cigarette sales continuing to fall in California, a state health and child-welfare agency that relies on tobacco taxes for funding is exploring new ways to get money.
A coalition of public health, labor and medical groups is launching a push for a new tobacco tax that would add $2 to the cost of each pack of cigarettes sold in California.
The decades-long battle over medical malpractice limits played out in a very public way with Proposition 46, which would have raised the cap on pain and suffering damages to $1.1 million.
The election day drubbing of Proposition 46, an initiative that would have increased limits on certain medical malpractice damages, marks a stinging defeat for the state's trial attorneys, who championed the measure.
An effort to require condom use in adult films made in California may be coming to the 2016 ballot.
California Republicans scored a rare victory in Tuesday's election by denying Democrats a two-thirds legislative supermajority that would consign GOP lawmakers to virtual irrelevance in the state Capitol.