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Calif. State Senator Kevin de Leon (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

10/15/2014

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Calif. State Parks Hope To Lure Hikers With Google Trail Mapping Effort

Hikers on some of Southern California’s most popular trails could soon see those ubiquitous Google Street View cameras.

10/13/2014

Democratic Senator Roderick Wright. (credit: senate.ca.gov)

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.

09/15/2014

State Senator Roderick Wright (Photo courtesy: Senate.CA.gov)

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.

09/12/2014

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Oxnard Campgrounds Shut Down Due To Flooding

A popular campground in Oxnard has been shut down due to flooding, according to officials.

08/15/2014

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California Board Considers Fines For Water Wasters

The State Water Resources Control Board next week is scheduled to consider draft emergency regulations made public Tuesday. They are intended to put teeth into conservation efforts that so far have produced disappointing results.

07/08/2014

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Gov. Brown Signs $108B State Budget

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed California’s $108 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that pays down debt, builds a rainy day fund and provides additional money for schools and health care.

06/20/2014

State Sen. Kevin de Leon (credit: CBS)

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.

06/16/2014

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State Lawmakers Take Ethics Training In Wake Of Corruption Scandals

State senators in Sacramento are receiving a refresher in ethics as part of the fallout from a series of legal cases involving two Southland lawmakers this year.

04/23/2014

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/28/2014

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.

02/20/2014

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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.

11/12/2013

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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.

04/15/2013

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

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