2 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee
Battered by criticism from open government activists, the Assembly will vote Thursday to undo a budget bill that made some provisions of the state's Public Records Act optional for local governments.
5 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee
A state budget "trailer bill" now awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature would eviscerate the California Public Records Act, a long-standing "sunshine law" that allows the press and public to access most state and local government documents.
9 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to allow the hiring of hundreds of call-center employees in Rancho Cordova and elsewhere to assist in selling medical insurance through California's new health care exchange.
13 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee
Yes, it's time again for California lawmakers to take a break from all that lawmaking, roll up their sleeves and see who can make the best California roll .
15 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee
After passage of a budget with a $12 million windfall for the Legislature and a likely pay increase for state workers, a commission today will consider whether to restore salary cuts for California's top elected officials.
For millions of California homeowners, Saturday was a day that will live in infamy.
Termed-out Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who has been coy about his plans when he leaves office at the end of the month, said today he definitely wants to run for governor, although he didn't say when that might happen.
Is his call for citywide ballot initiative an innocuous, family-friendly proposal? Or a way to get elected to the state assembly? What if it's both? When Board of Supervisors President David Chiu introduced his proposal last week for a citywide ballot initiative setting laws around flexible schedules for caregivers, he was not only cribbing from ... (more)
Riverside County supervisors today tentatively approved a "fragile" $4.7 billion budget for fiscal year 2013-14, holding off on full implementation of the financial blueprint until the county's yearend balance sheet is clearer.
Now I know what you're thinking: doesn't California Governor Jerry Brown deserve a coveted Power Line Green Weenie lifetime achievement award for some of the things he did 35 years ago , when he was governor first time around? Goes without saying.
On Friday, Mayor Bob Henderson sent a letter to the presiding judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court urging him to begin the process re-opening the courthouse.
An attorney representing inmates at two California state prisons told a federal judge on Monday that an airborne fungus occurring in the San Joaquin Valley presents the deadly threat of valley fever and that thousands should be transferred immediately.
Cities and counties could dramatically restrict the information they release to the public without explanation under a bill approved by the state Legislature and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown as part of the state budget package.
A plan intended, at least in part, to resolve decades of water conflict in the Delta has instead spawned a flood of lawsuits, with at least five separate suits filed against the plan in recent days.
It all started with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom doing something illegal. It then continued with then attorney general Jerry Brown's office changing the focus of a marriage initiative.
A candidate in a sour economy, who is now governor in a still-recovering Florida, Rick Scott has made job creation his signature political theme.