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Former California legislator to be sentenced for voter fraud

A former California legislator is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday, along with his wife, for convictions stemming from his serving on the Los Angeles City Council while living outside the district he represented. [MyNewsLA] In July, a jury convicted Democratic... (Continue reading)

Six Californias measure could appear on 2016 ballot

The campaign for an initiative to divide California into six separate states says it has collected enough signatures to place the measure on the 2016 ballot. [LA Times] In order to qualify for the ballot, the six Californias campaign must... (Continue reading)

Could George Clooney be the next governor of California?

Another Hollywood actor may soon make a run for the California Governor’s Mansion. [Daily Mirror] As Governor Jerry Brown is widely expected to win reelection in November, the California Democratic Party appears to already be turning its focus to 2018.... (Continue reading)

California librarians irked by governor’s appointment

California Governor Jerry Brown appointed a politically connected journalist to the position of state librarian, frustrating librarians across California. [LA Times] “A former reporter? What the hell? said Librarians’ Guild President Roy B. Stone. “I’m tired of political appointments everywhere... (Continue reading)

California Lobbying firm accused of promoting illegal contributions

A former employee of one of California’s most prominent California lobbying firm says her former employer facilitated illegal contributions to dozens of politicians — including nearly a third of the Legislature. {LATimes] In a suit filed by Rhonda Smira, she... (Continue reading)

Republican gubernatorial candidate brings his roadshow to Atascadero

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Most observers of California politics expect Governor Jerry Brown to remain in office for yet another term. Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly does not. Though Donnelly is most known for bringing a loaded gun into an airport and... (Continue reading)

Shadowy right-wing contributor unmasked

A national conservative group has been identified as the source of a heretofore anonymous last-minute contribution of $11 million infused into two California initiative campaigns. (Sacramento Bee) Compliance from Americans for Job Security of Nevada came only after a rare... (Continue reading)

Designated drivers may be robots

Vehicles without drivers may soon be zipping around California streets and highways following unanimous approval Monday by the state Senate of authorizing legislation. If the Assembly endorses S.B 1298 by Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), the governor will have the opportunity... (Continue reading)

Community college changes on horizon

California’s public education system has been a world-class model of efficiency and affordability for five decades, but no longer. Gradual overloading and budget restraints have gutted the once-proud model, and that in turn is opening the door for enterprising private,... (Continue reading)

Say what? Prisoners’ phones in jeopardy

Smuggling cells phones into California correctional facilities has become so commonplace that even Charlie Manson got caught twice with one, and now the state legislature is taking a step toward preventing further proliferation of the devices behind bars. An Assembly... (Continue reading)



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