State Sen. Kevin de Leon (credit: CBS)

Senate Elects Los Angeles Democrat As Next Leader

By voice vote, the 40-member chamber elected Sen. Kevin de Leon to succeed Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento, who will step down Oct. 15, about seven weeks after this year’s legislative session has ended.


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Judge: Palmdale’s Method Of Electing City Council Members Violates Voting Rights

Palmdale’s method of electing City Council members by a citywide vote rather than through individual districts is keeping black and Hispanic candidates out of office, a judge has ruled.


Gavin Newsom

Newsom Elected Lieutenant Governor Of California

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has been elected California’s lieutenant governor.