| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:51 PM
SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate on Wednesday took action aimed at allowing the Hollywood Park Casino card club to stay in business even though its investors also own shares of a Las Vegas casino.
California rules prohibit those with investments in Las...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 6:28 PM
SACRAMENTO — An effort by the National Football League and owners of other professional sports teams to limit workers' compensation claims by out-of-state athletes is close to final passage in the California Legislature.
The measure cleared the...
| Aug 30, 2013
As their session draws to a close, California lawmakers are poised to approve at least two hotly disputed measures that could slow the growth of healthcare costs. One would allow nurses with advanced training to deliver more medical care, and another...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:00 AM
For at least two decades, the California family code stated that sperm donors were not to be considered the fathers of the children they helped conceive. That was supposed to protect both the men donating sperm — often anonymously and for money...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Legal residents who are not citizens would be able to serve as volunteer poll workers during California elections under legislation approved Monday by the state Senate.
Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) introduced the measure to address a shortage of...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 9:52 PM
SACRAMENTO — A battle is raging over a California program that grants businesses tax breaks for creating jobs but prevents the public from knowing who got them and why.
At issue are enterprise zones, which were established to boost employment in...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 3:52 PM
California Senate leader appoints new committee chairs...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 1:15 AM
SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Jerry Hill grew up in San Francisco and vividly remembers the rare suffocating days of late summer when the fog fled and people sweltered.
The city's natural air conditioner clicked off, temperatures soared into the 90s and...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Authorities on Wednesday asked mourners not to place memorial items on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge where five women died after flames consumed their limousine.
Leaving flowers or items on the bridge where the fiery tragedy occurred could create a...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 9:39 PM
Californians may soon be adding hospital campuses to the list of smoke-free workplaces. The Assembly passed a bill Monday that would expand current limits on smoking at hospitals to entire campuses. Existing law makes it illegal to smoke in buildings........
| Aug 27, 2012
| 1:53 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation requiring workers to discuss child-safe car seats when releasing children from hospitals or other medical centers. The governor’s office announced Brown’s signature on Monday. State law requires the...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 12:32 PM
California will crack down harder on stores that sell cigarettes to minors and hospitals will be required to screen infants for congenital heart disease under new legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown....