| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:33 PM
California law is clear: If a driver hits someone, he must stop the car, assist the victim, call 911 if necessary, and provide his name, address and vehicle information. Failure to stop is a hit and run, and if convicted, the driver could face prison or a...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 11:08 AM
Lawmakers in the Assembly approved on Thursday a bill that would reduce the penalties for the sale of crack cocaine, closing a sentencing disparity that supporters say hurts communities of color.
The measure, by Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles),...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 1:47 PM
SACRAMENTO--Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) was at the White House on Thursday for the unveiling of President Obama's new program to help young men of color.
The initiative, called "My Brother's Keeper," brings together government agencies,...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:10 AM
SACRAMENTO -- The leave of absence by Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) has left the 40-person state Senate with just one African American member, a situation that is sparking concern about a lack of diversity.
Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles),...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 8:50 PM
SACRAMENTO — Two Southern Californians are poised to lead the state Legislature for the first time in four decades, after lawmakers put aside the geographic rivalries that typically cleave the powerful posts between north and south.
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:57 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Lawmakers in the Assembly approved a slate of bills Wednesday, including one measure that would limit how law enforcement and public agencies can use unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones.
The bill, by Assemblymembers Jeff...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:48 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown approved a new law Monday giving young people the ability to remove embarrassing information they post on Internet social networking sites.
California is now the first state in the nation to require websites such as...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:08 PM
With Southern California still building its infrastructure for bicycles, Gov. Jerry Brown and the state Legislature gave riders a bit of breathing room -- 3 feet to be exact.
Brown signed a measure Monday requiring California drivers to provide 3 feet...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:04 PM
The fifth time was the charm.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law the "three-foot rule," requiring cars to keep at least 36 inches from cyclists when passing, or to slow to a safe speed if they for some reason are prevented from keeping their...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Will the fifth time be the charm for the three-foot rule?
Among the hundreds of bills on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk is AB 1371, which would require a driver to keep at least three feet of space between his or her car and a bicycle when passing. If...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:09 PM
SACRAMENTO — Two pieces of legislation, heavily backed by the telecommunications industry but opposed by state regulators, were vetoed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
One dealt with fees related to the purchase of prepaid cellphone minutes. The...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 1:07 PM
This post has been updated.
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Monday limiting the public's access to meetings where he discusses security issues with local officials.
The governor approved the bill (AB 246) in the wake of harsh...