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 Complaint claims violations in governor's race
Sacramento Bee - April 24, 6:13 pm
A supporter of a Republican gubernatorial candidate has filed a complaint with California's elections watchdog agency against another GOP candidate over use of a motorhome. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: campaign finance, Tim Donnelly, Fair Political Practices Commission, Dan Morain,

 News Of Dumanis Call Prompts Request To Strike Plea Deal
KPBS San Diego public broadcasting / News radio (MP3) podcast - April 24, 6:03 pm
Jason Moore's defense attorney says his client should have been told about District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis' call when he was charged. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Bonnie Dumanis, Steve Padilla,

 UCR: Chancellor describes his vision for the campus
Press Enterprise - April 24, 5:59 pm
At his investiture, Chancellor Kim Wilcox lays out plans to hire 300 more faculty members within five years »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mark Takano, Bruce Varner,

 Prescription drug take-back Saturday
Chico Enterprise - April 24, 5:55 pm
Anyone looking to discard unwanted prescription drugs will be able to drop them off at various local locations on Saturday during a nationwide drug 'take-back' effort. »Read  »E-mail story

 The real impact of minimum wage increase
San Diego Union-Tribune / Opinion - April 24, 5:45 pm
So what are the facts and what are the underlying impacts of raising the minimum wage? »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Todd Gloria,

 FPPC levels fines against GOP brothers
KCRA 3 - April 24, 5:44 pm
California's political watchdog agency is issuing fines totaling $40,000 to two brothers and their campaign committees for transferring money between their campaigns as both ran for state Assembly in 2008. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tom Berryhill, Bill Berryhill, campaign finance, Fair Political Practices Commission,

 California lawmakers aim to tighten handgun restrictions
Reuters - April 24, 5:40 pm
SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - A bill banning the sale of single-shot handguns that can be modified into semi-automatic weapons advanced in the California legislature on Thursday as lawmakers sought to close what the bill's supporters say is a ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jerry Brown, Roger Dickinson, Brian Jones,

 The Edge -- Published April 25, 2014
Stockton Record - April 24, 5:39 pm
A community news conversation. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Jeff Denham, minimum wage,

 Santa Clara County may put sales tax for transportation on a fast track
San Jose Mercury News - April 24, 5:31 pm
Three potential sales tax measures on Bay Area ballots could raise more than $12 billion over the next three decades -- almost $8 billion in Alameda County, up to $3.7 billion in Santa Clara County and more than $500 million in San Francisco. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Board of Equalization, Jon Coupal, Carl Guardino, Jim Moore,

 LIVE TWEETS: Candidates, minus LaMalfa, attend 1st Congressional District forum
Redding Record-Searchlight - April 24, 5:30 pm
Three of four candidates will be participating in the congressional candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Redding Area. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Dave Gilliard, Mickey Harrington, Doug LaMalfa, Dan Levine, Jim Nielsen, Bob Williams,

 Diamond's in the Rough
The Liberal OC (blog) - April 24, 5:27 pm
The Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Orange County will consider removing Greg Diamond as North County Vice Chair at the committee’s meeting next Monday, the LiberalOC has learned.  If a quorum of voters is present and two-thirds vote ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Dan Chmielewski, Greg Diamond,

 Campaign agency levels fines against GOP brothers
Sacramento Bee - April 24, 5:13 pm
California's political watchdog agency is issuing fines totaling $40,000 to two brothers and their campaign committees for transferring money between their campaigns as both ran for state Assembly in 2008. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tom Berryhill, Bill Berryhill, campaign finance, Fair Political Practices Commission, Dan Morain,

 Gov. Brown's good idea for schools dies in Assembly
San Diego Union-Tribune / Opinion - April 24, 5:00 pm
There's bad news for the nearly 100,000 state high school students in independent study. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: California Teachers Association, Al Muratsuchi,

 The Buzz: Jerry Brown makes Time's 100 list, with blurb by Gray Davis
Sacramento Bee / The Buzz - April 24, 4:56 pm
Gov. Jerry Brown made Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Gray Davis, Dan Morain, Tom Steyer, Dan Walters,
Bills: SB 1372,

 NL Capsules
San Diego Union-Tribune - April 24, 4:42 pm
Ryan Ludwick lined a two-run double after two Cincinnati batters were hit by pitches, lifting Tony Cingrani and the Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Thursday. »Read  »E-mail story

 Bill Seeks To Address Widening Income Gap In California Between CEOs, Workers
KCBS - April 24, 4:41 pm
CEOs of companies in Standard & Poor's 500 index were paid an average of 354 times more than the median employee in 2012, according to the AFL-CIO. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mark DeSaulnier, Loni Hancock, Legislature,

   NEW: Experts question legality of cap-and-trade for high-speed rail
CalWatchdog - April 24, 4:35 pm
Editor’s Note: This is Part 3 of a series looking in depth at the latest hearing in the state Senate on California’s high-speed rail blueprint. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. California’s high-speed rail project has problems in many areas, as ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Air Resources Board, High-Speed Rail, Legislature, Jeff Morales,

 Candidate for governor Tim Donnelly wants to overhaul concealed-carry laws
Contra Costa Times - April 24, 4:11 pm
Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, the leading GOP gubernatorial candidate, wants to strip sheriffs and police chiefs of authority to issue concealed-carry handgun permits, and instead set one broad statewide standard. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tim Donnelly, Kamala Harris, Legislature,

 Senate to investigate veterans' deaths at Phoenix VA facility
Los Angeles Times - April 24, 4:07 pm
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday pledged to convene a hearing on allegations that excessive wait times at a Phoenix VA facility led to the deaths of 40 veterans. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Michael Finnegan, John McCain,

 Lynn's perfect April mark ends; Mets top Cards 4-1
San Diego Union-Tribune - April 24, 4:04 pm
Lance Lynn began the day as the greatest April pitcher in major league history. »Read  »E-mail story

 FPPC upholds $40,000 penalty against Sen. Tom Berryhill
Modesto Bee - April 24, 4:03 pm
California’s political-ethics panel Thursday unanimously approved a $40,000 money-laundering penalty against state Sen. Tom Berryhill, agreeing with an administrative law judge’s recommended decision that the Twain Harte Republican committed ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tom Berryhill, Bill Berryhill, Ron Calderon, campaign finance, Fair Political Practices Commission, Jim Miller, Dan Walters, Gary Winuk, Leland Yee,

 Capitol Alert: FPPC upholds $40,000 penalty against Sen. Tom Berryhill
Sacramento Bee - April 24, 3:43 pm
California's political-ethics panel Thursday unanimously approved a $40,000 money-laundering penalty against state Sen. Tom Berryhill, agreeing with an administrative law judge's recommended decision that the Twain Harte Republican committed ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tony Amador, Charles Bell, Tom Berryhill, Bill Berryhill, Debra Bowen, Ron Calderon, campaign finance, Gray Davis, Fair Political Practices Commission, Field Poll, Legislature, Jim Miller, Dan Morain, Dan Walters, Gary Winuk, Leland Yee,

 Bill attacks growing corporate wage gap in CA
KCRA 3 - April 24, 3:36 pm
A California effort to lead a national debate over the growing wage gap between CEOs and average workers took its first step in the state Legislature on Thursday with support from Democratic lawmakers, organized labor and former U.S. Labor Secretary ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mark DeSaulnier, Loni Hancock, Legislature,

   California bill attacks growing corporate wage gap
Associated Press - April 24, 3:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A California effort to lead a national debate over the growing wage gap between CEOs and average workers took its first step in the state Legislature on Thursday with support from Democratic lawmakers, organized labor ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mark DeSaulnier, Loni Hancock, Legislature,

 Campaign agency levels fines against Berryhill brothers
Stockton Record - April 24, 3:29 pm
SACRAMENTO (AP) — California's political watchdog agency is issuing fines totaling $40,000 to two brothers and their campaign committees for transferring money between their campaigns as both ran for state Assembly in 2008. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tom Berryhill, Bill Berryhill, campaign finance, Fair Political Practices Commission,

 Mt. Umunhum: Groundbreaking for trail to summit
San Jose Mercury News - April 24, 2:49 pm
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District officials broke ground this week on a trail that will let visitors hike to the Mt. Umunhum peak in 2017, but say the effort depends on funding from a June bond measure. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Anna Eshoo, Mike Honda, Zoe Lofgren,


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