| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:33 PM
SACRAMENTO -- In two closely watched contests in the San Joaquin Valley, incumbent Republican Sens. Anthony Cannella and Andy Vidak hold early but significant leads in fundraising as they compete to hold onto newly drawn districts targeted by Democratic...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Highly competitive congressional races in California, attracting interest across the nation, were already drawing many millions of dollars in donations even before the election year began, according to new campaign reports.
From the Bay Area to San...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:01 PM
SACRAMENTO -- It is still nearly three weeks before state lawmakers return to session, but some on Tuesday previewed the bills they plan to introduce, including measures involving revenge porn, ghost guns and oil taxes.
Sen. Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres)...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:24 PM
Problems are growing worse for the state's Employment Development Department after a new computer system backfired, leaving some Californians without much-needed benefit checks for weeks.
The agency initially said 80,000 unemployment claims were stalled...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:06 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Republicans in the state Capitol have a message for their counterparts representing California in Congress: It's time to act quickly on comprehensive immigration reform.
Fifteen GOP senators and assemblymembers have signed a letter to...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:29 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A delegation of nine California state lawmakers has left on a trip to Sweden and Norway to study how the Scandinavians have advanced environmental and energy policies.
The trip is one of several largely paid for over the years by the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:01 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed bills that will ease the state's sale of potentially hundreds of surplus homes in Los Angeles County, outlaw an Internet trend known as "revenge porn" and help the state implement the Affordable Care...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 11:46 AM
In that innocent age before smartphones and laptops, perhaps the nastiest public revenge that a spurned beau could take was writing “for a good time call …” with his ex’s phone number on a men’s room wall (in the interest of...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Legislative Republicans on Monday proposed a seven-year freeze on tuition and fee increases at California’s public universities and community colleges to correspond with the length of tax increases under voter-approved Proposition 30. Two bills were...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Republican state legislators support immigration reform...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:53 AM
The California Department of Fish and Game could get a new name -- the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, with the official nickname Cal Wild in logos and ads....
| Aug 29, 2012
| 5:03 PM
The state Senate on Wednesday approved a measure allowing up to 450,000 illegal immigrants in California to get state driver’s licenses once they are awarded work permits under a new federal program providing a reprieve from deportation. The bill...