A recent change in California law making certain drug and property crimes misdemeanors instead of felonies played “a significant role” in the rising crime rate in Los Angeles County and has taken away the incentive for addicts to seek treatment, Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Thursday.
The panel will review a state-ordered fracking study released this month that found some of the chemicals used in California’s fracking boom likely pose a risk to public health.
The Catholic Church, often out of step with California’s liberal Legislature, notched a prominent win at the statehouse this week defeating a proposal to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives.
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California took the first step Thursday to regulate its nearly 20-year-old medical marijuana industry, one that lawmakers said currently resembles something out of the “wild, wild West.”
California lawmakers on Wednesday narrowly approved legislation to reduce racial profiling with unprecedented data collection on police stops.
California may become the first state to explicitly allow motorcycles to weave between stalled cars in traffic.
A special election Tuesday for state Senate is being pitched as a decision about who represents real Democratic values: the state lawmaker and former teacher endorsed by the California Democratic Party, or the Orinda mayor and longtime adviser to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.
The Massachusetts senator and favorite of the party’s left wing criticized Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for proposing a double-digit cut in state aid for higher education, while ridiculing Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s economic ideas.
His nicknames include Huggy, Herztie and Hugsberg, child-like monikers that when combined with his freshman status in the state Senate might make it seem Bob Hertzberg is a back-bencher.
A California bill that would sharply limit vaccination waivers after a Disneyland measles outbreak has generated such an acidic debate that the proposal’s author was under added security this week.
The state Senate on Wednesday approved a $1 billion proposal to speed up spending on water projects and offer about $75 million in immediate aid to residents and wildlife in drought-stricken California.
It’s no surprise that many right wing conservatives have questioned the validity of climate change, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s position is no different.
House Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution.
Three dozen members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington are urging full funding of a West Coast earthquake early warning system.