| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 23, 2013
| 5:14 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California campaign finance officials have reached a settlement in the high-profile investigation into an $11-million donation from an obscure Arizona nonprofit, according to a source familiar with the case.
The settlement involves the...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:44 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Ann Ravel is finishing her tenure as California’s top campaign finance watchdog with a splash.
One day before she leaves the Fair Political Practices Commission, she will announce on Thursday a settlement over a controversial $11-...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:22 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California political campaign committees that received money from a secretive network of conservative nonprofits last year, including $11 million from an obscure Arizona group, face hefty penalties from state regulators, officials...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 5:46 PM
SACRAMENTO — Ann Ravel will start her new job in Washington on Monday with the kind of celebrity status rare for a career government lawyer.
As California's top political watchdog, she launched a landmark investigation into secretive nonprofit...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:06 PM
Willie Brown, the legendary Assembly speaker and former San Francisco mayor, says he has never voted for a ballot initiative.
"Not one," he asserts emphatically without hesitation.
"I've always, without question, been opposed to the initiative...
| 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...