| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:34 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A measure signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown will let aspiring teachers pursue an additional year of training.
SB 5, sponsored by Sen. Alex Padilla, aims to ease the time crunch faced by would-be educators by extending the maximum length...
| Aug 27, 2013
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...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:46 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris, one of the state's rising Democratic stars, raked in more than $1.7 million during the first half of 2013 and has $2.7 million in the bank, according to campaign finance reports filed today.
Her haul outpaces...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:26 PM
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...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 7:59 PM
The White House faced mounting political complications as a second top fundraiser for President Obama was linked to a federal loan guarantee program that backed a now-bankrupt Silicon Valley solar energy company, and as two California lawmakers called for...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 5:57 PM
A flurry of accusations unleashed over the weekend by supporters of Greg Krikorian — the Republican challenger to Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) — closed out what for months has been a contentious race.
Each side has been crying...
| May 30, 2012
| 11:42 PM
Removing abusive teachers from the classroom as quickly as possible should be a priority for lawmakers, no matter the politicians’ party affiliations or how much teachers’ unions protest.
A bill passed by California’s Senate this week...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Despite stepped-up pressure from redevelopment agencies, state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said Thursday he does not foresee the Legislature extending the deadline for those agencies to begin shutting down.
"It's not going to happen,"...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 5:11 AM
The genesis of what Gov. Jerry Brown recently called the redevelopment “funeral” starts with the birth of redevelopment agencies in 1945.
That year the Legislature gave cities and county governments “the authority to form a...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 4:25 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday outlawing the open carrying of rifles and shotguns in cities across California.
The measure was among dozens of bills the governor approved that take effect Jan. 1, including proposals intended...