In First-Ever Move, California Senate Taps Undocumented Attorney For State Advisory RoleFor the first time, the California State Senate has named someone living in the U.S. illegally to a statewide appointment.
Sen. Kevin De Leon To Be Sworn In At Expensive Walt Disney Concert Hall Party Two-thousand guests have been invited to an expensive soiree Wednesday to celebrate the swearing-in of the first Latino to head the California Senate in more than a century.
California Approves 'Yes Means Yes' LawGov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes" and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.
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.