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 Senate next after House backs Obama on rebel aid
San Francisco Chronicle - 2:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's request for congressional backing to train and arm rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria is halfway home after its easy approval by the GOP-controlled House sent the issue to the Senate, where ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John Kerry, Kevin McCarthy, Tom McClintock, Barack Obama, Loretta Sanchez,

   Iowa Democrats say there's room for a non-Clinton
Associated Press - 1:27 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Not every Iowa Democrat is cheering for Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president. Some have a gnawing desire for someone else.... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Joe Biden, Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Kerry, Barack Obama, Brian Schweitzer,

 Opinions > Temple or doom? > On fast lanes, potholes and the Internet's future.
News & Review / Sacramento - 12:58 am
Rivkah Sass has one of the better job descriptions you’ll ever hear. “It is my mission to provide access to information for people, in a... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Doris Matsui,

   Opinions > Political attack ads and dark money need ligh > The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that money is speech, so if that's going to be the law of the land, then at least shouldn't political-campaign benefactors be transparent?
News & Review / Sacramento - 12:58 am
Sacramento-area residents who’ve been watching TV recently have no doubt seen the numerous advertisements taking aim at U.S. Rep. Ami Bera. His seat in California’s... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ami Bera, George W. Bush, Doug Ose,

   Local Stories > Home, new, home > California Deputy Attorney General Benjamin Diehl's job was to prosecute banks. Now he works for them.
News & Review / Sacramento - 12:58 am
It’s a familiar story in Washington, D.C.: Government lawyers that are supposed to zealously protect the public from Wall Street’s sophisticated frauds gain inside... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kamala Harris, Bill Lockyer,

 Opinions > Letters for September 18, 2014 >
News & Review / Chico - 12:57 am
Speak up Re “Appetite for interruption” (Cover feature, by Chris Parker, Sept. 11): This article provided an excellent backdrop for how our American political... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Doug LaMalfa, Chris Parker,

 Health > Sick-leave law finalized > Most workers in California are now legally due three paid sick days a year.
News & Review / Chico - 12:57 am
Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature made Assembly Bill 1522 law on Sept. 10, guaranteeing California’s workers a few paid sick days each year. Currently, about 40... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jerry Brown, Art Pulaski, sick leave,
Bills: AB 1522,

 Shawn Steel: Not your granddaddy's California GOP
Orange County Register / Editorial - 12:00 am
This ain’t your granddaddy’s California Republican Party. For two decades, California Republicans have watched our voter registration numbers dwindle with the state’s changing demographics. Since the beginning of the decline, you’ve heard ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Board of Equalization, Jim Brulte, California Republican Party, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Ed Royce, Michelle Steel, Shawn Steel,

 Bruce Maiman: Bill would give attorney general too much power
Sacramento Bee / Opinion - 12:00 am
Planned Parenthood is pushing measure on nonprofit hospital mergers. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Dietmar Grellmann, Kamala Harris,
Bills: SB 1094,

 Viewpoints: Cities need a new, improved redevelopment tool
Sacramento Bee / Opinion - 12:00 am
Assembly Bill 2280 has safeguards to prevent past abuses. Brooke Peterson David Snow »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Luis Alejo, redevelopment agencies,
Bills: SB 375, AB 2280,

 Viewpoints: Women are watching what NFL does on domestic violence
Sacramento Bee / Opinion - 12:00 am
If league stonewalls as it did on concussions, it could lose an important fan base. Singer/actress Jordin Sparks poses in front of her campaign image for the NFL women’s apparel line on Tuesday. Karen Skelton »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kamala Harris, Nancy McFadden, Maria Shriver, Karen Skelton,

 PG&E facing big fine for judge-shopping in rate case
San Francisco Chronicle - Sept. 17, 11:33 pm
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. could face millions of dollars in fines for the lobbying campaign it waged with state regulators to assign its preferred judge to a rate-setting case stemming from the deadly San Bruno explosion, under a proposed order ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mike Florio, Michael Peevey, John Wong,

 Over 2,000 homes threatened in California fire
Sacramento Bee - Sept. 17, 11:21 pm
An out-of-control wildfire in Northern California threatened more than 2,000 homes and consumed huge swaths of timber land east of Sacramento while another town near the Oregon border took account of the damage done by a wildfire that burned 200 ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Daniel Berlant,

 Mental illness program could transform L.A. County justice system
Los Angeles Times / Editorial - Sept. 17, 10:10 pm
Los Angeles officials announced Wednesday the launch of an alternative sentencing program aimed at diverting mentally ill, low-level offenders from jail into treatment, a project they hope will signal a dramatic shift for the county's criminal ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mike Feuer, Jackie Lacey, Zev Yaroslavsky,

 VA mismanaged West L.A. campus, GAO says
Los Angeles Times / Editorial - Sept. 17, 9:49 pm
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has mismanaged its West Los Angeles campus by under-billing for land use agreements and by improperly diverting funds, according to a Government Accountability Office report issued Wednesday. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Henry A. Waxman,

 Derek Jeter ends second-worst slump of career as Yanks edge Rays
KABC - Sept. 17, 9:06 pm
Derek Jeter ended an 0-for-28 slump that was the second-worst of his career, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Wednesday night. »Read  »E-mail story

 CalPERS picks Ted Eliopoulos to be investment chief
Los Angeles Times / Editorial - Sept. 17, 8:52 pm
California's huge pension fund has turned to a trusted insider to take over the daunting job of directing almost $300 billion in investments, crucial to the retirement of more than 1 million current and former state and local government workers. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: CalPERS, Rob Feckner, Marcia Fritz, Bill Lockyer,

 Odd Coalitions, Unusual Fractures in Syria, Continuing Resolution Votes (Video)
Roll Call - Sept. 17, 8:14 pm
The House fractured along untraditional lines Wednesday, voting 319-108 to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government and 273-156 to adopt an amendment arming Syrian rebels. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Lois Capps, Anna G. Eshoo, Sam Farr, John Garamendi, Janice Hahn, Duncan Hunter, Barbara Lee, Doris Matsui, George Miller, Grace F. Napolitano, Gloria Negrete McLeod, Barack Obama, Loretta Sanchez, Jackie Speier, Mike Thompson,

 L.A. officials could gain time in office if election dates change
Los Angeles Times / Editorial - Sept. 17, 8:02 pm
A proposal to boost voter turnout in Los Angeles by holding city elections at the same time as state and national contests could deliver a special benefit to elected city officials: 18 extra months in office. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Herb Wesson,

 L.A. may ease rush-hour construction ban for smaller streets
Los Angeles Times / Editorial - Sept. 17, 7:38 pm
More rush-hour construction projects could be permitted on Los Angeles’ smaller side streets, under a plan being considered by City Council members. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Joe Buscaino, Gil Cedillo, Antonio Villaraigosa,

 Odd Coalitions, Unusual Fractures in Syria, Continuing Resolution Votes
Roll Call - Sept. 17, 7:22 pm
The House fractured along untraditional lines Wednesday, voting 319-108 to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government and 273-156 to adopt an amendment arming Syrian rebels. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Lois Capps, Anna G. Eshoo, Sam Farr, John Garamendi, Janice Hahn, Duncan Hunter, Barbara Lee, Doris Matsui, George Miller, Grace F. Napolitano, Gloria Negrete McLeod, Barack Obama, Loretta Sanchez, Jackie Speier, Mike Thompson,

 Knight tells Donnelly not to walk precincts for him
Los Angeles Times / California - Sept. 17, 7:04 pm
State Sen. Stephen Knight (R-Palmdale) said Wednesday he has told controversial GOP Assemblyman Tim Donnelly not to walk precincts for him in Santa Clarita this weekend. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tim Donnelly, Legislature, Tony Strickland,

   Tribe's hopes for huge Madera casino to be battled out on ballot
San Francisco Chronicle - Sept. 17, 7:03 pm
For as long as anyone in Madera County can remember, the impoverished North Fork Tribe of Mono Indians has been scattered in trailers and apartments throughout a rugged mix of Sierra foothills and San Joaquin Valley flats, with no reservation to ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: referendum,

 Ezell Ford's family files federal civil rights lawsuit against LAPD
KABC - Sept. 17, 6:57 pm
The fatal shooting of Ezell Ford by Los Angeles police is now the subject of a $75 million claim and a federal civil rights lawsuit. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Maxine Waters, Rob Wilcox,

 Senate Ready for CR Vote, as Larger Syria Debate Awaits
National Journal - Sept. 17, 6:53 pm
Stopgap spending bill looks headed for passage despite concerns. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Dick Cheney, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democrats, Jackie Speier,

 Election 2014: Paul Chabot fires back at Democratic ad with his own
Inland Daily Bulletin - Sept. 17, 6:53 pm
Two weeks after Democrats targeted him with a television ad, Republican congressional candidate Paul Chabot has »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Paul Chabot, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, John Thomas,

 UC regents support renewable energy but not coal and oil divestment
Los Angeles Times / California - Sept. 17, 6:14 pm
A UC regents committee decided Wednesday not to sell off stocks and holdings in oil, coal and natural gas from the university’s $91-billion endowment and retirement funds but moved to have environmental and social issues more deeply influence ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: renewable energy, Charlene Zettel,

 House approves Obama's plan to help Syrian rebels fight Islamic State
Los Angeles Times / California - Sept. 17, 6:11 pm
The House on Wednesday approved President Obama's plan to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, giving the administration a much-needed endorsement of its strategy to defeat the extremist group. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Lee, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi,

 Kevin McCarty talks arena, taxes, as he seeks Assembly seat
Sacramento Bee - Sept. 17, 6:02 pm
With the November election drawing closer daily, Sacramento City Councilman Kevin McCarty told reporters and editors in The Bee’s Capitol Bureau why he is running for the state Assembly. Below are some excerpts from our conversation. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Steve Cohn, Legislature, Kevin McCarty, water, Lois Wolk,

 Convoluted residency law makes no sense
Los Angeles Times / California - Sept. 17, 5:58 pm
To steal from Charles Dickens, 'The law is an ass.' »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Legislature, Darrell Steinberg, Rod Wright,

 Measure W: Claremont water bond is focus of discussion
Inland Daily Bulletin - Sept. 17, 5:57 pm
CLAREMONT >> Those on both sides of the city's takeover of the local water system agree the issue is potentially years away from being resolved.The first test will come Nov. 4 when Claremont voters will decide whether the city should leverage a $135 ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Joe Lyons, Joe Lyons,

 Gov. Brown signs ride-sharing insurance bill into law
Los Angeles Times / Business - Sept. 17, 5:53 pm
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a pioneering ride-sharing bill that requires insurance coverage for substantial medical bills and property damage suffered by vehicle drivers, passengers and pedestrians involved in accidents. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Susan Bonilla,
Bills: AB 2293,

 Dave Jones for state insurance commissioner
Los Angeles Times / California - Sept. 17, 5:36 pm
The two candidates running for state insurance commissioner present a stark contrast. The incumbent, Democrat Dave Jones, has used his regulatory authority to push insurers to slow the growth of premiums for auto, home and other property and ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ted Gaines, Legislature,

 California governor signs ridesharing insurance legislation
Reuters - Sept. 17, 5:23 pm
(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Wednesday new insurance requirements on ridesharing companies, but the regulations come at a far lower costs to the industry than previously written into the bill, officials said. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Susan Bonilla,

 In the Loop: Neil Bush slams Georgia's David Perdue
Washington Post - Sept. 17, 5:22 pm
David Perdue, the Republican running for Senate in Georgia, doesn’t seem too bothered that he’s upset a member of the Bush family. Neil Bush, son and brother of former Bush presidents, skewered Perdue on Tuesday after the Republican sealed a ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John Duncan, Darrell Issa, Brad Sherman,

 Eliopoulos named investment chief at CalPERS
Sacramento Bee - Sept. 17, 5:15 pm
Ted Eliopoulos, a real estate investment specialist who’s overseen the CalPERS investment portfolio for much of the past year and a half, was named chief investment officer for the pension fund Wednesday. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Phil Angelides, CalPERS, Rob Feckner, Brad Pacheco, Angelo K. Tsakopoulos,

 Prosecutors Unite Nationwide To Fight Gun Violence
KCBS - Sept. 17, 5:07 pm
L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer is teaming up with Manhattan's city attorney to rally prosecutors across the country in a unique coalition to curb gun violence. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mike Feuer, Eric Garcetti,

 Most Bay Area House members oppose ISIS plan
Bay Area News Group - East Bay / Political Blotter weblog - Sept. 17, 4:58 pm
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Jerry McNerney were the only greater Bay Area House members who voted Wednesday in favor of President Obama’s plan to beat back the Islamic State in part by training and equipping moderate Syrian rebels. ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Sam Farr, Mike Honda, Jared Huffman, Jerry McNerney, Nancy Pelosi, Eric Swalwell, Mike Thompson,

 What do Rod Wright's constituents think?
Los Angeles Times / California - Sept. 17, 4:30 pm
To the editor: I served with state Sen. Roderick D. Wright (D-Inglewood) for three years in the Legislature and found him to be the kind of thoughtful, bipartisan gentleman that Sacramento sorely needs. He served the Legislature with distinction, ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Chris Norby,

 Brown signs ride-sharing insurance legislation
Sacramento Bee - Sept. 17, 4:25 pm
Drivers for ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft must carry minimum levels of insurance under legislation that will take effect next July. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Susan Bonilla,


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