Kimberly Ellis, who has spent nearly three months contesting the results of the race for California Democratic Party chairperson, on Tuesday called on the party to enter binding arbitration to end the dispute.
“If their goal is to avoid a legal battle, here it is. The ball is in their court," she said in a statement.
Mike Roth, a state party spokesman, said the party would follow its existing rules on electoral challenges rather than enter arbitration.
Members of the California State Sheriffs Assn. say they have been in discussions with Gov. Jerry Brown in hopes of amending a state Senate bill that seeks to keep local and state law enforcement agencies from enforcing federal immigration laws.
On a Tuesday conference call, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown, president of the sheriffs association, said his organization wants to ensure that the legislation does not prevent local law enforcement officers from notifying federal immigration agents about the release of dangerous people from their jails.
After hosting a raucous town hall in Chico on Monday, Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa sat down with the Los Angeles Times for a brief conversation about President Trump and some of the most pressing issues in Washington.
LaMalfa, a fourth-generation rice farmer in his third term, represents one of the most Republican congressional districts in the state — a place where Trump trounced Hillary Clinton in November. The district is vast, covering California’s northwest corner along the Nevada and Oregon borders. Responses were edited for clarity and brevity.
Do you still support President Trump? Does he still have support from Republicans in Congress?
The city of Los Angeles' bid to host the 2028 Olympics will receive financial support from the state, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) said in a letter to city officials Monday.
Rendon said he would work with Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Gov. Jerry Brown to pass legislation providing state dollars to subsidize the effort if the city goes over budget.
Democrat Dave Min is using a decidedly anti-President Trump angle in his first campaign ad in his bid to unseat GOP Rep. Mimi Walters of Irvine.
The digital ad, titled "Country of Immigrants," highlights Min's parents' journey from Korea to the United States, where he was born.
"I'm profoundly concerned about my kids growing up in Donald Trump's America," Min says in the ad before criticizing Trump's foreign travel ban and new proposed curbs on legal immigration. "This is not the America my parents came to."
In the tiny Sierra Valley town of Loyalton, the city’s four retired city employees became the first in California to see their pensions sliced by the California Public Employees' Retirement System because the City Council defaulted on its payments to the fund.
For John Cussins, who ran the town’s water and sewer systems until a stroke forced him to retire in 2012, the cut in his monthly pension check may ruin him financially. Hundreds of other government retirees across the state may soon face a similar fate.
The stereotype of lobbying is that it’s the exclusive domain of corporations and organized labor, groups spending huge sums of money to quietly but firmly flex their political muscles in Sacramento.
But the data don’t bear that out. It’s California’s local governments — cities, counties and scores of other agencies — that spend the most of any sector to influence the outcome of events at the state Capitol.