| May 7, 2014
| 5:45 PM
California is back on the map as a potential site for Tesla Motors' proposed battery factory but remains a long shot, the electric car company's Chief Executive Elon Musk said Wednesday.
Musk said the automaker is working through a number of issues with...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:58 PM
A trio of Democratic lawmakers, suspended from their posts and facing possible jail time on criminal charges, are star attractions in legislative races across California even though they're not running for reelection.
Republicans are using the...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 6:25 PM
SACRAMENTO — The recent hacking of customer data from Target Corp. computers is roiling the California Legislature.
Last week, two members of the Assembly touted a bill to strengthen consumer safeguards and limit the type of information...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Two Assembly panels will convene next week to examine consumer data safety, but lawmakers won't be hearing from two companies that have been hit with recent high-profile security breaches.
Lawmakers invited representatives of Target and...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:15 PM
The chair of California's Assembly Health Committee has proposed legislation to repeal the controversial new food safety law that requires chefs and bartenders to wear gloves while preparing food and drinks.
According to a law that went into effect Jan....
| Aug 22, 2013
| 7:53 PM
SACRAMENTO — Legal immigrants who are not American citizens would be able to serve on juries in California under a bill that lawmakers sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday.
The measure joins a proposal already on the governor's desk that would...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:27 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that will allow children in California to have more than two legal parents, a measure opposed by some conservative groups as an attack on the traditional family.
Sen. Mark Leno (D-San...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Editorial writers have to state a position and back it up in just a few hundred words. Gov. Jerry Brown would make a pretty good editorial writer, as he demonstrated with Monday's veto message of a bill that would have extended jury duty to noncitizens....
| Apr 26, 2013
| 12:12 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Legislation approved by the Assembly on Thursday would make California the first state to allow non-citizens to serve on juries as long as they are in the country legally.
The bill’s sponsor, Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont),...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 4:44 PM
State lawmakers will hold a hearing next month to examine the regulation of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," in California. Unlike other major oil-producing states, California does not require energy firms to disclose where they use the...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 4:40 PM
California environmental officials will host a public meeting on hydraulic fracturing in Sacramento next week, capping a months-long series of workshops aimed at shaping regulations for the controversial method of oil extraction. The meeting will take...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 1:43 PM
California oil regulators will hold their final public meeting on hydraulic fracturing in Sacramento on Wednesday, capping a months-long series of workshops aimed at shaping rules for the controversial method of oil extraction. The meeting is set for 7...