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State Senator Ron Calderon (left), State Senator Roderick Wright (right) and State Senator Leland Yee (not pictured) were suspended by the state Senate. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

Calif. State Senate Votes To Suspend 3 Embattled Lawmakers

Two Southern California state lawmakers were among a trio of Democratic senators who were suspended Friday over criminal charges.

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A map outlining the "Six Californias" proposal shows territory currently represented by Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties would be regathered under the name "West California". (Courtesy SixCalifornias.info)

‘Six Californias’ Petition Gets OK To Gather Signatures For Ballot

State election officials have given the green light to an initiative launched by a Silicon Valley activist to divide California into six autonomous states, according to reports.


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Entertainment Industry Execs, Politicos Talk Runaway Production

Hollywood heavyweights and Los Angeles city officials took part Tuesday in a conference aimed at keeping film and TV production from leaving town.


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Calif. Senate OKs Spending $24M For Gun Seizures

State lawmakers have sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would provide more money for a state program that confiscates guns from felons, those deemed mentally unstable and others who are prohibited from owning them.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/22/2013

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Pacoima Lawmaker Pushes For Statewide Ban On Plastic Bags

An 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.


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National, State, Local Results

CBSLA is bringing you real-time results for national, state and local races.


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California Lawmakers Approve Construction Financing For Country’s 1st High-Speed Rail Line

California lawmakers have approved billions of dollars in construction financing for the first segment of what would be the nation’s first dedicated high-speed rail line, eventually connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco.


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OC City Faces Bankruptcy, Unincorporation As Revenues Plunge

The city manager of Stanton says drastic reductions to public services are coming in the face of an annual deficit of over $2.8 million.


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Panel Approves 5 Percent Pay Cut For Jerry Brown, Lawmakers

A state panel has approved a five percent pay cut for Gov. Jerry Brown, state lawmakers and other statewide elected officials.


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Agents Raid Doctor’s Van Nuys Office In Alleged Prescription Drug Ring

A doctor, who works at the L.A. County Jail, was under investigation Wednesday for allegedly illegally issuing prescriptions for dangerous drugs.


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‘Long Overdue’: DA Asks Court To Order Executions Of Death Row Inmates

A statewide ban on the executions of California inmates by lethal injection faced its strongest challenge yet on Thursday.

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Census: Older Asian, Latino Populations Growing In California

The number of older Asians and Hispanics in California is rising more than three times faster than that of older whites, creating a need for more health and social services for these populations, according to census data and interviews.


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Gov. Jerry Brown To Push His Tax Plan In Irvine Thursday

Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to be in Irvine Thursday morning, where he will push for support of his controversial new budget proposal.


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LAUSD Will Consider 2 Plans That Could Increase State Funding

The Los Angeles Unified School District is considering two proposals that could boost education funding from the state.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/10/2012

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California’s Mid-Year Cuts Loom For Schools, Services

Californians will find out Tuesday how much the state will automatically cut from public schools, higher education and a range of state services.