Former Senator, 'Law & Order' Star, Fred Thompson Dead At 73Thompson died Sunday in Nashville after a recurrence of lymphoma, according to his family.
With Eye On Politics, Pacquiao Will Retire After April 9th BoutManny Pacquiao has announced that he will retire from boxing after his April 9th fight, promotor Bob Arum announced.
Former GOP Chairman Enters US Senate Race In CaliforniaTom Del Beccaro, a former chairman of the California Republican Party, announced Sunday that he's undertaking a longshot bid to succeed Barbara Boxer as California's next U.S. senator.
First Latino Calif. Senate Leader In Over A Century Defends Pricey Inauguration Bash An unusual and elaborate swearing-in ceremony for the incoming leader of the state Senate is tonight at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.
State Sen. Wright Resigns After Voter Fraud Case Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg accepted Wright's one-sentence letter, which stated his resignation is effective Sept. 22. Jennifer Hanson, a spokeswoman for Wright, confirmed the senator submitted his resignation letter.
Inglewood Lawmaker Gets 90 Days In Jail For Lying About Legal Residence State Sen. Rod Wright was sentenced Fiday to 90 days in jail for lying about his legal residence.
Lawmaker Yee Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to bribery and gun charges two weeks after he was arrested as part of an FBI sting targeting political corruption.
Calif. State Senate Votes To Suspend 3 Embattled LawmakersTwo Southern California state lawmakers were among a trio of Democratic senators who were suspended Friday over criminal charges.
Democrats In California Capital Reel From Scandal As Sen. Leland Yee Refuses To Resign So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The latest was Wednesday's arrest of Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco.
Calif. Senator Convicted Of Voter Fraud, PerjuryCalifornia state Sen. Roderick Wright was convicted Tuesday of perjury and voter fraud for falsely claiming he lived in an apartment in the district he represents when he actually lives elsewhere.
Barbara Boxer Slams Feds Over Probe Into San Onofre Plant ShutdownSen. Barbara Boxer says federal regulators might be improperly withholding records on the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant
Pacoima Lawmaker Pushes For Statewide Ban On Plastic BagsAn increasing number of retailers in Southern California no longer provide plastic bags for customers - and now one local lawmaker wants the ban to go statewide.