| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:50 PM
Political party leaders are funneling large amounts of cash and other resources into three key legislative contests that could decide whether Democrats will regain their supermajority in the state Senate in the November election.
The Democratic State...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 6:16 PM
Two decades after California voters took a hard line on illegal immigration, affirmative action and bilingual education, an ascendant class of Latino lawmakers is seeking to rewrite the books and discard the polarizing laws.
Flexing its growing clout in...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 11:53 AM
California lawmakers on Thursday approved legislation that restricts football practices in an attempt to reduce concussions and brain injuries to student athletes.
The Senate sent Gov. Jerry Brown the measure that would prohibit high school and middle...
| 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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:44 PM
In the race for a Westside seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl continued to hold an early lead over Santa Monica attorney Bobby Shriver, as election officials counted another round of votes in Tuesday'...
| May 2, 2014
| 7:41 PM
California's latest political darling comes in a clear plastic bottle with a green top and tastes good on eggs.
Sriracha hot sauce has won the eager endorsement of politicians from both sides of the aisle in recent weeks as the manufacturer has talked...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:20 PM
In truth, I wouldn't know a smartphone "kill switch" from a typewriter shift key. But I do know strong special interest influence when I smell it.
I'm not saying that every state senator who voted against a bill to require kill switches as theft...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 4:53 PM
SACRAMENTO — When the state Senate took up the issue of affirmative action in late January, it was a relatively tepid affair.
After 20 minutes of polite debate, senators passed a measure that, if approved by voters, would overturn California's ban...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 7:41 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt another blow to affirmative action Tuesday, upholding the decision of Michigan voters — and by implication similar bans in California and six other states — to forbid the use of race as a factor in...
| Feb 7, 2014
Much progress has been made in the fight for equal treatment under the law for all people. Unfortunately, California politicians are actively working to ensure that the state reverts to policies that treat people differently based on skin color or...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:15 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The field of candidates competing for the coastal Senate district seat being vacated by Ted Lieu grew Wednesday with former Assemblywoman Betsy Butler and Manhattan Beach Mayor Amy Howorth, both Democrats, announcing their candidacies....
| Mar 17, 2014
| 12:46 PM
An effort to overturn California's ban on affirmative action in public universities stalled in the Legislature on Monday.
The proposed constitutional amendment by Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) would have removed references to higher education from...