- San Diego mayor says he won't run for California governor Updated: May-24-16 8:57 pm
SAN DIEGO - Kevin Faulconer said Tuesday that he won't run for governor of California in 2018 if re-elected mayor of San Diego, depriving Republicans of one of its better-known names in a potentially crowded Democratic field.
- Governor endorses Democratic Senate candidate Kamala Harris Updated: May-23-16 8:14 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown is endorsing Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris barely two weeks before California's June 7 primary election.
- California Senate approves sweeping gun-control measures Updated: May-19-16 8:30 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Democrats in the California Senate approved a wide-ranging series of gun control bills Thursday, reviving an effort to significantly tighten California's already strict gun laws in the wake of last year's terrorist attack in San Bernardino.
- The Latest: California Senate backs strict gun restrictions Updated: May-19-16 2:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The latest on the California Senate's gun-control debate (all times are local):
- California Editorial Roundup Updated: May-18-16 4:45 pm
- Obama administration backs California health-plan tax Updated: May-17-16 8:11 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - President Barack Obama's administration is approving California's plan to restructure health-plan taxes to generate money for Medi-Cal, which provides health coverage to the poor.
- California quake alert system could be operating by 2018 Updated: May-16-16 1:34 pm
LOS ANGELES - California Gov. Jerry Brown will seek state funds to help establish a system that issues alerts that an earthquake is occurring - with an eye on rolling out a limited system by 2018, a newspaper reported Monday.
- Governor warns of deficits as California tax campaign begins Updated: May-13-16 7:29 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday raised the specter of steep budget deficits if his voter-approved, temporary tax increases on the wealthy are allowed to expire - a warning that added political overtones to his proposed $122.2 billion state budget.
- California Assembly passes gender-neutral restrooms bill Updated: May-09-16 9:03 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers advanced a proposal Monday that would require all single-stall public restrooms to be gender neutral.
- Clerks rush to handle influx ahead of California primary Updated: May-08-16 1:06 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California elections clerks braced for an influx of work this year as they prepared for unexpectedly close presidential primary contests at the same time proponents readied petitions for dozens of measures hoping to qualify for the November ballot.
- California elections are a bonanza for signature-gatherers Updated: May-08-16 12:27 pm
SAN DIEGO - Steve Kriston is accustomed to insults from shoppers. Some tell him to get a job when he solicits signatures to qualify measures for California's ballot.
- Florida spent nearly $6,000 on radio ad ripping California Updated: May-06-16 6:00 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida taxpayers wound up spending nearly $6,000 for a radio ad that criticized California's decision to increase the minimum wage to $15.
- Clock starts for voters to reject new California tobacco age Updated: May-05-16 2:12 am
SACRAMENTO, California - California has become the second state in the nation to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21, starting the clock for opponents to ask voters for a reversal this November.
- Illinois senator wants to stop using 'alien' for immigrants Updated: May-04-16 1:18 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An Illinois lawmaker wants the state to stop referring to immigrants in the country illegally as aliens.
- Tracking the flow of guns used in crime is inexact science Updated: Apr-28-16 5:35 pm
SMYRNA, Georgia - Adventure Outdoors is an 80,000-square-foot store with walls lined with long guns, cases packed with handguns and aisles jammed with all the accessories an avid outdoorsman would need: coolers, clothing, ammo. At the customer service counter is a government-issued poster that warns: "Don't lie for the other guy."
- California Legislature approves $16 million for June primary Updated: Apr-28-16 1:31 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's Legislature is approving $16 million to help county election officials deal with a surge of interest in the June primary and a crush of petition signatures for ballot measures.
- The Latest: Candidates for US Senate meet for first debate Updated: Apr-26-16 12:12 am
STOCKTON, California - The Latest on the U.S. Senate debate (all times local):