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.
As Los Angeles County primary election results come in, incumbent City Councilman Jose Huizar holds an early lead.
Voter turnout for local elections in L.A. has gotten so bad that officials are proposing having city and school board elections on the same day as presidential and statewide elections.
City Council has yet to spend $27 million which was set aside to fund the 40,000 miles of required city-wide sidewalk repairs.
Vice President Joe Biden Wraps Up SoCal Visit With Keynote At Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summit
Former President Bill Clinton spoke at the summit Friday.
Two Pasadena Department of Public Works executives were fired after nearly $6.5 million were embezzled from a fund they oversaw, it was announced Tuesday.
A number of city activists are calling for Pasadena City Controller Michael Beck to retire following the city’s embezzlement scandal, but he says he’s not going anywhere.
For the first time, California will make paroled sex offenders take periodic lie detector tests as a way to gauge their behavior patterns and perhaps prevent new sex crimes.