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  • Former Republican Dan Schnur preps independent run for secretary of state

    Former Republican Dan Schnur preps independent run for secretary of state
    SACRAMENTO -- Dan Schnur, a former GOP political strategist who went on to head the Fair Political Practices Commission and take a teaching post at USC, is preparing for another possible career move: candidate for California secretary of state. ---------...
  • Quake danger: Lawmakers want faster fault mapping by state

    Quake danger: Lawmakers want faster fault mapping by state
    Two state lawmakers Monday said California should pour more money into rapidly mapping known active earthquake faults, a safety measure that would keep new construction from being built atop dangerous¬†faults “The more we know,” said state...
  • A chance to settle the plastic bag ban debate

    A chance to settle the plastic bag ban debate
    As it does each year, a bill to ban plastic bags in California will almost certainly come before the Legislature in the next session. Each year, under heavy lobbying by the makers of such bags — who say the bill will kill jobs and wreak other...
  • State regulators weigh need for stronger cellphone privacy rules

    State regulators weigh need for stronger cellphone privacy rules
    SACRAMENTO — Amid growing concern about the hot-button issue of cellphone privacy, state regulators are considering whether California needs stronger protections. At issue before the Public Utilities Commission is whether it's time to update the...
  • Republican candidate for secretary of state plots campaign

    Republican candidate for secretary of state plots campaign
    SACRAMENTO -- Pete Peterson, a Republican candidate for California secretary of state, is casting himself as the antidote to the "Sacramento merry-go-round" as he pledges to bring new transparency to state government. Peterson, the executive director of...
  • An earthquake alert system? You bet.

    An earthquake alert system? You bet.
    A proposed earthquake warning system designed to alert Californians before the forceful seismic waves reach them faces a test this week in the Assembly, where questions about the cost and the technology are giving some lawmakers pause. That's a good...
  • Legislature wants quake warning system, but doesn't want to pay for it

    Legislature wants quake warning system, but doesn't want to pay for it
    State legislators gave final approval Thursday to a bill authorizing a new earthquake early warning system to alert Californians when temblors are heading their way, although the measure wouldn't provide the money needed to build it. SB 135 by Sen. Alex...
  • Sacramento's dash for cash

     Sacramento's dash for cash
    Among the hundreds of bills now on their way to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk is SB 3, proposed legislation to update the online system that allows Californians to see who is donating campaign money to whom, how much, and when. The bill was coauthored by...
  • Bill to speed up teacher dismissals is revived

     
    A state senator has reintroduced legislation intended to speed the dismissal of teachers for gross misconduct. Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) acted in the wake of a state audit concluding that current laws added excessive cost and time to the firing......
  • UCLA football players signal support for more protections

     
    UCLA players support student rights measure...
  • Bid to revive teacher misconduct bill fails

     
    Republican lawmakers on Friday mounted an unsuccessful effort to revive a bill that would speed the dismissal process for teachers who engage in sexual abuse. The bill, SB 1530 by state Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), had been rejected by the......