A federal agency that has jurisdiction over California’s bullet train says it has the authority to pre-empt state environmental law, creating uncertainty for numerous lawsuits fighting the project.
A termed-out state assemblyman was favored Tuesday to succeed state Sen. Rod Wright, who resigned in September after being sentenced for lying about where he lived when he ran for office.
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.
Hikers on some of Southern California’s most popular trails could soon see those ubiquitous Google Street View cameras.
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.
State Sen. Rod Wright was sentenced Fiday to 90 days in jail for lying about his legal residence.
A popular campground in Oxnard has been shut down due to flooding, according to officials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two Southern California state lawmakers were among a trio of Democratic senators who were suspended Friday over criminal charges.
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.
Hollywood heavyweights and Los Angeles city officials took part Tuesday in a conference aimed at keeping film and TV production from leaving town.
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.