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California is on the verge of regulating its groundwater supply for the first time, as the worst drought in a generation pushed state leaders to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" policy.
Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than... Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to ... (more)
Bob Weiss is comforted by Richard Martinez during a press conference at the Capitol about AB 1014 on August 27, 2014.
The Vergara case in California, in which a judge struck down that state's tenure laws and other job protections for teachers, is about to become a central issue in the November race for state schools chief.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Gov. Jerry Brown and then-Assembly Speaker John A. Perez during a press conference at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.
The California Senate at the State Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., appears in a September 12, 2013 file photo.
Death certificates in California would be changed to reflect the gender identity of people at the time of their death rather than their sex at birth under a bill sent to Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday, the latest effort by the state to further the rights of transgender residents.
State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when “yes means yes” while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.
State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.
Stanford law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar on Thursday breezed through to confirmation to the California Supreme Court, adding a Latino and another academic to a court undergoing a dramatic transformation.
California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a press conference with U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne at the Soumaya museum in Mexico City.
Defendants could not escape murder charges by claiming they panicked when they discovered someone was gay or transgender under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.
California community colleges will attempt to increase degree completion and transfers by nearly a quarter of a million students over the next decade.
After passing the state Senate and Assembly unanimously this week, a bill limiting California's seizure of assets from the estates of Medi-Cal recipients is headed toward Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.
California will triple its tax breaks for entertainment companies doing business in the state, the latest effort to stem a tide of runaway production that has cost billions in revenue in Hollywood's home state under a deal announced on Wednesday.
Gov. Jerry Brown speaks at the 18th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, near South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
Updated: Sat Aug 30, 2014 03:00 am
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