| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Guadalupe Arrieta needed a home fast after working out a short sale on her San Gabriel house.
So she paid Platinum Consulting $180 to help her find a rental.
"You are desperate, and you start thinking this is the way to go," she said.
Now she says...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:53 PM
SACRAMENTO -- With the state Legislature being rocked by scandal after scandal, the leader of the Senate has assembled a group of lawmakers to come up with recommended changes in state ethics and campaign laws, officials announced Monday.
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:25 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom are among 40 officials receiving warning letters from the state ethics agency after their campaigns received improper contributions from a lobbying firm, representatives said Friday.
A firm headed...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:37 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Lawmakers announced a new bill Tuesday that would streamline the college financial aid application process, in hopes of increasing high school students' access to higher-education cash.
Under the measure by Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:30 PM
SACRAMENTO — Trying to counter ethics scandals in which lawmakers stand accused of voter fraud, bribery, money laundering and other misdeeds, Democratic leaders Thursday proposed sweeping changes to state political laws aimed at restoring public...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:50 PM
The state Senate's Environmental Quality Committee has scheduled a hearing on the Department of Toxic Substances Control's oversight of hazardous waste operations in California, officials announced Tuesday.
The Jan. 15 hearing in Sacramento will address...
| 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...
| 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 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....
| Sep 28, 2012
| 2:02 PM
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that requires state high-speed rail officials to disclose their financial investments and eliminates a loophole that created potential conflicts of interest for the project’s board members....
| Dec 21, 2012
| 3:52 PM
California Senate leader appoints new committee chairs...