| Jul 30, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The Sacramento Kings got the green light from the NBA Wednesday to build their new $477 million arena, setting the stage for preliminary demolition to begin early Friday at Downtown Plaza.
The league's advisory/finance committee, consisting of 10 team...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti may be running for governor someday. So his first mayoral visit to Sacramento last week was intriguing.
Yes, of course, it's way too early to speculate about who will succeed Gov. Jerry Brown, a virtual cinch to win a...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Top donors to Mitt Romney’s two presidential campaigns are gathering this week for the former Massachusetts governor’s annual retreat in Park City, where they will get a fresh look at many of the top potential 2016 contenders.
| May 3, 2014
| 12:00 PM
I never met my grandparents on my father's side. They came to California from Spain in search of a better life and died before I was born, passing down the name I've carried around now for 60 years.
I never gave any thought to being a Lopez when I was a...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Seeking to boost prospects for expanding California's production tax credit, mayors from 10 of the state's largest cities announced their support for legislation to make the Golden State more competitive with dozens of other states that are luring...
| May 18, 2014
| 8:25 PM
In next month's contest to lead the state's public schools, the two front-runners represent opposing forces within education over how best to improve student achievement.
Tom Torlakson, the Democratic incumbent, champions teachers and their unions,...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 10:32 PM
L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who for 30 years has presided over the city's second NBA franchise, became the object of national outrage and the target of an NBA investigation Saturday after allegedly making derogatory remarks about blacks.
| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:09 PM
Taking actions with little precedent in American professional sports history, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the basketball league for life and said he would push hard to get other NBA owners...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:15 PM
Shortly after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued an unprecedented lifetime ban for Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Tuesday, the Clippers delivered a three-word response on their website: "We are one."
The same could be said for the NBA and the...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Here’s a look at the possible sanctions the NBA could impose on Donald Sterling in the wake of racist remarks allegedly made by the Clippers owner:
1. A fine. It’s safe to assume Sterling will be opening his checkbook as part of any...
| May 22, 2014
| 7:03 PM
The top contenders to be the state’s public schools chief are neck-and-neck in campaign funds leading into the June primary, according to finance reports filed Thursday.
Current state superintendent Tom Torlakson has just under $200,000 in the...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:52 PM
California voters haven't booted out a state schools chief in 32 years. They're not likely to this year, either. But don't bet the kids' college money on it.
This is a weird election, especially the June 3 primary. There's nothing really compelling on...