| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:43 PM
Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) on Tuesday cruised to victory in a race for a seat on the state Senate vacated by Democrat Curren Price when he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council this year.
With all precincts reporting in the...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:10 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown's attempt to convince the U.S. Supreme Court that California's prison crisis is over stalled Tuesday when the justices refused to hear his appeal of court-ordered caps on the state's prison population.
The decision means...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:17 PM
SACRAMENTO — One thing I don't get: If people kill people — guns don't — why is it OK for a perpetually drunken person to own a gun? Gov. Jerry Brown thinks it is.
A drunk with a gun is double-barreled trouble.
Studies show that a...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Steve Glazer may represent the California Legislature's wave of the future. Then again, he may just crash on the rocks.
Glazer is a moderate Democrat running for the Assembly while bucking powerful organized labor.
That just is not done in...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:35 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown is back on the doorstep of the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking an order to let him go ahead with contracts that would send thousands more inmates to private prisons out of state.
The governor notified federal judges in...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 2:32 PM
The author of a bill that would provide driver’s licenses to many more immigrants in the country illegally said Wednesday he is delaying action on the measure until next year to build greater support.
Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) decided...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 12:09 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A deal brokered by Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders to ease prison crowding passed with overwhelming approval in the Assembly on Wednesday.
By a 75-0 vote, lawmakers approved the proposal, announced Monday, under which the state...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:55 PM
SACRAMENTO — Any way you score it, the compromise legislation on California prison crowding is another sweet victory for Gov. Jerry Brown.
The governor, in fact, hasn't suffered a major defeat at the Capitol in two years.
Credit four factors:...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:24 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is open to traffic and motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians have expressed approval of the single-tower suspension span's elegant beauty.
Then there are these facts: The...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:55 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Federal investigators probing the activities of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) have asked other lawmakers about proposals he made to expand tax credits for the film industry, officials said Wednesday.
Calderon pushed to...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:04 PM
A little tour of political news:
In Los Angeles, a former aide to City Councilman Jose Huizar filed a lawsuit alleging that he had harassed and punished her when she refused to provide sexual favors. (Not true, the married councilman said; it was a...