| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:11 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Brown on Tuesday signed legislation that allows workers to get partial pay while taking family leave to care for a wider variety of relatives suffering from serious illness.
Currently, employees in California can receive temporary...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:05 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed 10 bills that his office said will help protect “the most vulnerable Californians – homeless children and adults and foster youth.”
The measures include one that establishes "runaway...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 2:16 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday approved a four-year extension of carpool lane access for electric cars and low-emission vehicles, but vetoed a bill that would have allowed solo motorists in regular cars access to those lanes on two Los Angeles...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 1:25 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed legislation easing environmental regulations for developments in California cities, including a new basketball arena in downtown Sacramento.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento)...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:57 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Bob Blumenfield left the state Assembly for the Los Angeles City Council more than three months ago, but he left behind some unfinished business.
On Tuesday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that Blumenfield introduced as a...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Jimmy Kimmel got some yucks from his audience the other night when he sent faux pollsters out to ask ordinary Americans which they preferred: “Obamacare” or the Affordable Care Act. Of course, they’re one and the same, but that didn&...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:29 AM
SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation renewing California’s partnership with Nevada to a plan aimed at preserving Lake Tahoe and the surrounding region.
The bill commits California to cooperating with Nevada in seeking...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:09 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed 11 gun control bills including a ban on the use of lead bullets by hunters, but vetoed seven measures restricting firearms that were introduced in response to the massacre last year at a Connecticut...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:46 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation allowing local distillers of bourbon, whiskey and fruit-based liqueurs in California to offer paid tastings to the public to market their products.
Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) introduced the measure...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 5:28 PM
OAKLAND -- A federal judge Thursday said she is likely to allow a lawsuit alleging that solitary confinement conditions at Pelican Bay State Prison amount to psychological torture, to be expanded from the cases of 10 prisoners to include about 1,100...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:18 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed legislation aimed at protecting victims of sex crimes in state hospitals and developmental centers.
SB 651 by Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) mandates that victims of suspected abuse in the...