California Takes First Step To Regulate Medical MarijuanaCalifornia took the first step Thursday to regulate its nearly 20-year-old medical marijuana industry, one that lawmakers said currently resembles something out of the "wild, wild West."
California Bill Requires Data On Police Racial ProfilingCalifornia lawmakers on Wednesday narrowly approved legislation to reduce racial profiling with unprecedented data collection on police stops.
California May Soon Become First State To Legalize Lane-SplittingCalifornia may become the first state to explicitly allow motorcycles to weave between stalled cars in traffic.
Spending Tops $7M In Nasty East Bay Senate ContestA special election Tuesday for state Senate is being pitched as a decision about who represents real Democratic values: the state lawmaker and former teacher endorsed by the California Democratic Party, or the Orinda mayor and longtime adviser to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.
Warren Lashes GOP 2016 Field, Warns Of 'American Nightmare'The Massachusetts senator and favorite of the party's left wing criticized Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for proposing a double-digit cut in state aid for higher education, while ridiculing Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's economic ideas.
Former Assembly Speaker Returns With Ambitious Tax OverhaulHis nicknames include Huggy, Herztie and Hugsberg, child-like monikers that when combined with his freshman status in the state Senate might make it seem Bob Hertzberg is a back-bencher.
California Vaccine Bill Sparks Acidic Debate, Comparisons To Nazi GermanyA California bill that would sharply limit vaccination waivers after a Disneyland measles outbreak has generated such an acidic debate that the proposal's author was under added security this week.
Calif. Senate Moves $1B Water Plan Amid DroughtThe state Senate on Wednesday approved a $1 billion proposal to speed up spending on water projects and offer about $75 million in immediate aid to residents and wildlife in drought-stricken California.
Ted Cruz Climate Change Comments Make Him 'Unfit' For PresidencyIt’s no surprise that many right wing conservatives have questioned the validity of climate change, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz's position is no different.
GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate PlanHouse Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration's plan to limit carbon pollution.
West Coast Congress Members Seek Funding For Quake Warning SystemThree dozen members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington are urging full funding of a West Coast earthquake early warning system.
Incumbent Councilman Jose Huizar Leads Race For Council SeatAs Los Angeles County primary election results come in, incumbent City Councilman Jose Huizar holds an early lead.
Proposals Aim To Reverse Low Voter Turnout In LAVoter turnout for local elections in L.A. has gotten so bad that officials are proposing having city and school board elections on the same day as presidential and statewide elections.
LA City Council Vows To Spend $27M For 40K Miles Of Needed Sidewalk RepairsCity Council has yet to spend $27 million which was set aside to fund the 40,000 miles of required city-wide sidewalk repairs.
Vice President Joe Biden Wraps Up SoCal Visit With Keynote At Patient Safety, Science and Technology SummitFormer President Bill Clinton spoke at the summit Friday.