People making news

Click tabs to change
 
Rollover or click names for details.   Top 10 most articles today

State Senate candidates

State Assembly candidates

U.S. Congressional candidates

Other upcoming statewide races

Governor:

Insurance Commissioner:

Lieutenant Governor:

State Controller:

State Superintendent of Public Instruction:

State Treasurer:

U.S. Senate - 1:



  Indicates page has recently updated notes.

Pages recently updated:

Lucy Camarillo-Krohn
1 days ago
by Scott Flodin
Jason Hodge
6 days ago
by Scott Flodin
Lisa Matocq
16 days ago
by Scott Flodin
Daniel Berlant
28 days ago
by Scott Flodin
Almis Udrys
32 days ago
by Udrysa
Elizabeth Espinoza
85 days ago
by Scott Flodin
London Biggs
85 days ago
by Scott Flodin
Michael Aldapa
97 days ago
by praldapa884
Paul Deiro
126 days ago
by pdeiro
Garth Eisenbeis
139 days ago
by gweisenbeis989

Latest reader comments:

What Happens When Extremism Becomes Mainstream?

"Pure BS"

by mgood1234577 7 days ago   Respond   Read article

Dianne Feinstein pleas for GOP votes on drought bill

"Demand gun rights back: eliminate the Roster, the 10- and 30-day waits, the AWB, and 10-round magazine capacity limit as the price to help her."

by daniellord557 112 days ago   Respond   Read article

Study Finds Tripling Tobacco Tax Would Ignite Smuggling

"Russian & Armenian Organized Crime Groups from Sacramento & Southern California when the Tobacco Tax was increased I think 10 years ago, created a brand new and largely uncontrolled form of smuggling where Ryder or Uhaul Trucks were driven to Indian Reservations in Las Vegas and their is nothing that Ag Inspection in Barstow could do, there is nothing illegal in hauling Cigarettes as long as there is a bill of sale."

by radanford 286 days ago   Respond   Read article

Kings owners set to announce deal with labor unions on downtown arena construction

"Too bad the focus is not on best product and efficiency.....instead monopoly labor will cost us all."

by Avg. Joe 330 days ago   Respond   Read article

Minimum wage bill advances to Senate floor

"What happened to basic research before writing. While Assembly member Alejo's press release said the bill went to the Senate floor, that is incorrect. The bill was sent to the Senate Rules committee yesterday by the chair of the Appropriations committee. Cut and paste electeds press releases?"

by BigTuna 334 days ago   Respond   Read article

Top news and opinion

based on member clicks
 Opinions > Power plays > Does the newly formed Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council duplicate existing organizations?
News & Review/Sacramento - July 31, 1:51 am
Comment  Send to friend

 Delaying Fuel Cost Piece of Greenhouse Gases Law Pits Blue Collar vs. Progressive Elites
Fox & Hounds Daily - July 31, 6:25 am
Comment  Send to friend

 What's Good for Putin Is Good for California
Fox & Hounds Daily - July 31, 6:19 am
Comment  Send to friend

 Governor wants to share energy with Baja
Business Journal/Sacramento - July 31, 5:37 am
Comment  Send to friend

 Tony Gwynn Day Declared Under Acting Governor
KPBS San Diego public broadcasting/News radio (MP3) podcast - July 31, 6:55 am
Comment  Send to friend

Mainstream political news

Latest California news   Details

 VA Health Care Deal Clears Senate, Heads to President's Desk

The Senate overwhelmingly passed the agreement to address the Veterans Affairs health care crisis just a few hours before the August recess. »Read

In this article: John McCain, Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller
Comment  Send to friend

 Candidate goes homeless to show economic gap

The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback and the reality faced by the ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Aaron McLear, minimum wage, Dan Newman, water
Comment  Send to friend

 California-Israel partnership can create global change

Cross-cultural learning and collaboration have the potential to improve the world. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Milken Institute, water
Comment  Send to friend

 Jerry Brown’s GOP challenger flips script to highlight poverty

Jerry Brown was in his 30s when, as governor, he decided to spend the night in a crime-ridden public housing project in San Francisco. The Democrat said at the time that he wanted to “experience what other people experience.” Now ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, California Target Book, campaign finance, Allan Hoffenblum, minimum wage, Dan Newman
Comment  Send to friend

 Congress sends VA overhaul to White House

Congress passed a landmark bill Thursday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, Barack Obama
Comment  Send to friend

 City to defend Goldsmith over records

Plaintiff's attorney is trying to limit city attorney from 'communicating with the media.' »Read

In this article: David Alvarez, Todd Gloria, Jan Goldsmith
Comment  Send to friend

 Republican governor candidate spends $4.4 million

Republican candidate for governor Neel Kashkari spent $4.4 million on his primary race to defeat a Tea Party candidate for second place but reports having less than $200,000 in his campaign account at the end of the race. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Tim Donnelly
Comment  Send to friend

 Is 'top two' killing third parties? Not really

Marianne Williamson. Brant Ward/The Chronicle While California’s “top two” primary has been bad news for third-party election efforts, some of the advocates for independent candidates are sounding way too confident about how wonderfully well ... »Read

In this article: Elan Carr, Ted W. Lieu, Henry A. Waxman, Marianne Williamson
Comment  Send to friend

 Rep. Mike Honda shuts out media from tele-town hall

Rep. Mike Honda, whose office touts him as “one of the most transparent members of Congress,” held a tele-town hall Wednesday night to speak to thousands of Bay Area constituents — but shut the media out of the call. The office of the ... »Read

In this article: Michael Honda, Ro Khanna
Comment  Send to friend

 Neel Kashkari reports less than $200K for election as of June 30

In an uphill slog to unseat Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, Republican Neel Kashkari had $198,000 in the bank and about $164,000 in debt as of June 30, according to his latest financial report filed Thursday. Neel Kashkari, the Republican ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Tim Donnelly, Kathryn Moore
Comment  Send to friend

 Anti-tax group appeals Citizens United measure

An anti-tax group is asking the California Supreme Court to block an advisory ballot measure backed by Democrats after an appellate court rejected its lawsuit. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Jon Coupal, Ted W. Lieu
Comment  Send to friend

 Congress votes in VA reform

Emergency spending bill sends vets waiting for appointments to private care. »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller
Comment  Send to friend

 The Buzz: Dianne Feinstein continues push against Internet poker

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein continued her push against expanding gambling in California, writing a letter Wednesday urging Attorney General Eric Holder to support a bill to ban Internet gambling. »Read

In this article: Toni Atkins, Jerry Brown, Dianne Feinstein, Legislature, Gavin Newsom, Darrell Steinberg
Comment  Send to friend

 3 West Coast governors oppose offshore drilling

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- The governors of California, Oregon and Washington sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewel on Thursday to stress that they don't want the possibility of drilling off of the West Coast.... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, renewable energy
Comment  Send to friend

 'Lawn Dude' brings drought tips to digital billboards in Southern California

As Southern Californians enter a fourth year of drought, conservation advocates on Thursday announced a digital-billboard campaign this summer to convince residents to save more water.Twenty-five electronic billboards will be posted throughout the ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Felipe Fuentes, water
Comment  Send to friend

 Dan Walters: The dog days of summer bring us speculative scenarios

The dog days of summer generate speculative, but improbable, political scenarios. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Legislature, Joe Mathews, Gavin Newsom
Comment  Send to friend

 Californians To See Increase In Health Plan Costs

Californians buying individual health plans on the state's exchange will see their premiums rise by an average of 4.2 percent in 2015, about half the increase the industry has seen in the past three years, officials announced Thursday. »Read

In this article: Peter V. Lee, Barack Obama, Norma J. Torres, Anthony Wright
Comment  Send to friend

 Californians to see increase in health plan costs

Californians buying individual health plans on the state's exchange will see their premiums rise by an average of 4.2 percent in 2015, about half the increase the industry has seen in the past three years, officials announced Thursday. »Read

In this article: Peter V. Lee, Barack Obama, Anthony Wright
Comment  Send to friend

 Pelosi: GOP's 'red meat' strategy is a loser

The bill would have sharply curtailed President Obama's request for $3.7 billion to handle the influx of tens of thousands of Central Americans at the Texas border and focused almost entirely on border security rather than humanitarian relief. The ... »Read

In this article: George W. Bush, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi
Comment  Send to friend

 Running On Empty: Business Impact

Dealing with the epic drought is a challenge on many levels. »Read

In this article: David Nahai, Dave Puglia, water
Comment  Send to friend

 Mercury News editorial: Tuck for California schools superintendent

Education innovator Marshall Tuck would be a far better superintendent of public instruction than the incumbent Tom Torlakson, a defender of the status quo in a system that Tuck knows needs serious change. »Read

In this article: California Teachers Association, Tom Torlakson, Antonio Villaraigosa
Comment  Send to friend

 Treasurer Lockyer: Push to extend Prop. 30 taxes inevitable

State Treasurer Bill Lockyer said Thursday he predicted an inevitable political push to extend the 2012 tax hike known as Proposition 30, but he expects the measure will return to voters before it expires in two years. Speaking to a group of chief ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Legislature, Bill Lockyer, Nadia Lockyer
Comment  Send to friend

 Doing nothing on border crisis better than handing out return tickets to rape victims

Republicans who spoke in favor of a GOP immigration bill on the House floor Thursday said that doing nothing at all to address the crisis of unaccompanied minors from Central America who are fleeing to the U.S., in many cases to escape sexual ... »Read

In this article: Sam Farr, illegal immigration, Zoe Lofgren, Nancy Pelosi
Comment  Send to friend

 Mexican Businessman Blames Sempra For Federal Campaign Finance Probe

Jose Susumo Azano Matsura, a Mexican billionaire, is accused of illegally contributing more than $600,000 to San Diego campaigns using straw donors. Foreign nationals are not allowed to donate to U.S. political campaigns. »Read

In this article: campaign finance, Bonnie Dumanis, Bob Filner, Ravneet Singh, Juan Vargas
Comment  Send to friend

 California exchange insurance rates for 2015 draw mixed reaction

The 4.2% increase in Obamacare insurance rates in California for 2015 announced Thursday drew an enthusiastic reaction from activists and insurers. But there was also some skepticism. »Read

In this article: Charles Bacchi, Jamie Court, Anthony Wright
Comment  Send to friend

 House GOP leaders spike border bill rather than see it defeated

House Republican leaders pulled Speaker John A. Boehner’s slimmed-down legislation to address the brewing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border amid a conservative revolt over the fact the $659 million proposal did not address the core causes of ... »Read

In this article: Kevin McCarthy, Devin Nunes, Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democrats
Comment  Send to friend

 Rep. Mike Honda gets his House district wrong — listen to voicemail

Seven-term Rep. Mike Honda is in a spirited re-election battle with fellow Democrat Ro Khanna to represent California’s 17th Congressional District in the South Bay. That’s the 17th District — although on his DC office voice mail, Honda ... »Read

In this article: Michael Honda, Ro Khanna, Zoe Lofgren, Eric Swalwell
Comment  Send to friend

 Bay Area and Los Angeles news groups sue California Senate to get Leland Yee, other's calendars

Following the Senate's refusal to release portions of the legislative calendars of state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, and state Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, who have both been indicted on public corruption charges, Bay Area News Group and ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Ron Calderon, Legislature, Greg Schmidt, Darrell Steinberg, Leland Yee
Comment  Send to friend

 Kashkari explains job-hunting stunt at Sacramento food bank

With a hidden camera in his backpack and a professional videographer waiting outside, Neel Kashkari, the Republican candidate for California governor, said he walked into stores, restaurants and car washes throughout Fresno during a recent week ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, minimum wage
Comment  Send to friend

 Colonies' corruption case attorneys argue alleged prosecution misconduct

SAN BERNARDINO >>Day 6 of a motions hearing in the Colonies corruption case resumed today with attorneys arguing whether prosecutors engaged in misconduct during a search of a private investigative firm in January 2013. »Read

In this article: Paul Biane, Jeffrey Burum, Jim Erwin, Mark Kirk, Gary Ovitt, Bill Postmus
Comment  Send to friend

 Contra Costa Times editorial: Innovative education administrator Marshall Tuck superior choice for state schools chief

Of the two remaining candidates for state superintendent of public instruction, both Democrats, incumbent Tom Torlakson panders to the politically powerful California Teachers Association by defending the status quo, while Marshall Tuck advocates ... »Read

In this article: California Teachers Association, Tom Torlakson, Antonio Villaraigosa
Comment  Send to friend

 News groups sue California Senate over Calderon, Yee calendars

The Los Angeles News Group and its sister news organization the Bay Area News Group sued the state Senate and its leaders Thursday over their refusal to release portions of the appointment calendars of two indicted and suspended state senators.The ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Ron Calderon, Legislature, Greg Schmidt, Darrell Steinberg, Leland Yee
Comment  Send to friend

 Oakland Tribune editorial: Innovative education administrator Marshall Tuck superior choice for state schools chief

Of the two remaining candidates for state superintendent of public instruction, both Democrats, incumbent Tom Torlakson panders to the politically powerful California Teachers Association by defending the status quo, while Marshall Tuck advocates ... »Read

In this article: California Teachers Association, Tom Torlakson, Antonio Villaraigosa
Comment  Send to friend

 Bay Area and Los Angeles news groups sue California Senate to get indicted senators' calendars

Following the Senate's refusal to release portions of the legislative calendars of state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, and state Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, who have both been indicted on public corruption charges, Bay Area News Group and ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Ron Calderon, Legislature, Greg Schmidt, Darrell Steinberg, Leland Yee
Comment  Send to friend

 Choi makes unsubstantiated claim about creating jobs in Irvine

Do you think a Mayor of a mid-size city (populations of more than 150,000 to 450,000) can affect policies that led to private sector job growth?  Unless it’s a city contract, it’s doubtful.  But Irvine Mayor Steven Choi is claiming ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Steven Choi
Comment  Send to friend

 Senate Seersucker Thursday: Who Wore It Best?

After a two-year hiatus, Seersucker Thursday is back in the Senate. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein
Comment  Send to friend

 House Leaders Postpone Border Supplemental, Delay Recess, Blame Obama (Updated) (Video)

Updated 4:52 p.m. | House GOP leaders ditched their plans to vote on a border supplemental Thursday after failing to secure the votes to pass it -- but plan to try again Friday before jetting out of town for the August recess. »Read

In this article: Darrell Issa, Nancy Pelosi
Comment  Send to friend

 Suspended State Sen. Leland Yee pleads not guilty to racketeering

Embattled San Francisco legislator Leland Yee pleads not guilty to expanded criminal case against him, including racketeering and political corruption charges »Read

In this article: Edwin M. Lee, Leland Yee
Comment  Send to friend

 Former Bell mayor sentenced to 1 year in jail in corruption case

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Former Bell Mayor Oscar Hernandez was sentenced today to one year in jail and five years probation for misappropriating public funds by receiving salaries for serving on various city boards that rarely met.Hernandez, who will ... »Read

In this article: Steve Cooley, Robert Rizzo
Comment  Send to friend

 Arena foes will appeal court ruling, but Kings still going forward with demolition

A citizens’ group opposed to the new Sacramento Kings arena project said today it has appealed a judge’s refusal to issue an injunction halting construction. Barriers block an area at Downtown Plaza where the proposed Sacramento Kings ... »Read

In this article: CEQA, Darrell Steinberg
Bills: SB 743,
Comment  Send to friend

 GovBeat: California doesn't allow write-in candidates in its general election, so a write-in candidate is suing

An independent candidate who received a single vote for a U.S. House seat in California is suing the state over it’s top-two primary system, which allows write-in candidates in the primary but not the general election. Read full article >> »Read

In this article: Debra Bowen, Elan Carr, Ted W. Lieu, Dean Logan, Henry A. Waxman
Comment  Send to friend

 California state lawmaker pleads not guilty to racketeering charges

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California State Senator Leland Yee pleaded not guilty to racketeering charges on Thursday after federal investigators expanded existing conspiracy charges against the Democratic lawmaker last week.  »Read

In this article: Ron Calderon, Roderick Wright, Leland Yee
Comment  Send to friend

 Candidate lives as homeless person for a week

Candidate lives as homeless person for a week (AP) — California's Republican candidate for governor said he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, minimum wage, Dan Newman
Comment  Send to friend

 A Check-Up On Obamacare In California

Reports out this week found that huge number of previously uninsured Californians now have health care coverage but the cost of that coverage has increased dramatically since 2013. »Read

In this article: Dave Jones, Peter V. Lee
Comment  Send to friend

 After Delay, House GOP Plans Second Try on Border Bills

Unable to wrangle support, Republicans had to put off votes on immigration measures. »Read

In this article: Kevin McCarthy, Devin Nunes
Comment  Send to friend

 Yet another super PAC is using big money to take on big money

A new super PAC is calling on congressional candidates to reject outside spending on their behalf by groups financed by secret donors, the latest example of activists embracing a big-money vehicle to fight big money in elections. Read full article ... »Read

In this article: campaign finance, Lawrence Lessig, Mark McKinnon
Comment  Send to friend

 NEW: Kashkari debunks 'California Comeback'

By spending a week down and out in Fresno, Neel Kashkari has made the state’s sky-high poverty rate a central issue in the governor’s race, and in the process, debunked Gov. Jerry Brown’s myth of a “California ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, California Republican Party, minimum wage
Comment  Send to friend

 Cantor Delivers Final Speech as Majority Leader (Video)

Eric Cantor delivered a somber farewell as majority leader Thursday, telling his House colleagues that he has 'truly lived the American Dream.' »Read

In this article: Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi
Comment  Send to friend

 See Neel Kashkari's video of living on the street

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari said he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown‘s claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic downturn, the Associated Press ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Daniel E. Lungren, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Simon, Meg Whitman, Pete Wilson
Comment  Send to friend

 Neel Kashkari: I spent a week living as a homeless person

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California's Republican candidate for governor said he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, minimum wage, Dan Newman
Comment  Send to friend

 The Fix: Attention rich people: You still can't buy elected office (for yourself).

This post has been updated. The barriers to spending lots of money in political campaigns keep dropping, but they haven't been accompanied by any assurances that spending all that dough will do any good. In 2012, American Crossroads spent ... »Read

In this article: campaign finance, Paul Mitchell, Meg Whitman
Comment  Send to friend

 GOP guv hopeful Neel Kashkari poses as job seeker, ends up at homeless shelter

” ‘California Comeback!” is the favorite slogan of Gov. Jerry Brown and other Sacramento politicians,” Neel Kashkari writes in a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece published Thursday. “I wanted to see firsthand what that comeback looks like ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, water
Comment  Send to friend

 At 11th hour, House GOP poised to pass border bill

House Republicans are increasingly confident that they will be able to pass legislation to address the brewing immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, with previously on-the-fence conservatives rallying Thursday behind House Speaker John A. ... »Read

In this article: Newt Gingrich, Kevin McCarthy, Dana Rohrabacher
Comment  Send to friend

 Hunter calls for review of border rail contract

MTS continues to stand by the deal with Pacific Imperial. »Read

In this article: Duncan Hunter, Joe Kasper
Comment  Send to friend

 Hundreds of big donors, including Obama bundlers, are 'Ready for Hillary'

A diverse cadre of big money Democratic players has directed millions of dollars into a super PAC supporting a potential presidential bid by Hillary Rodham Clinton, underscoring the extent to which the party machinery is tilting in her favor. Read ... »Read

In this article: Eli Broad, campaign finance, Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, Ellen O. Tauscher, water, Steve Westly
Comment  Send to friend

 Carly Fiorina for President?

Former Senate candidate and HP CEO shows some signs of presidential interest by Brian Leubitz If you ask a bunch of Republicans who they think will be their presidential nominee, you will get, well, a bunch of different answers. And without that ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Bill Jones, Brian Leubitz, Meg Whitman
Comment  Send to friend

 House moves toward border vote

However, some conservatives still have concerns with the border-crisis package. »Read

In this article: Jeff Denham, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi
Comment  Send to friend

 Kashkari says Jerry Brown ducking California's economic issues

GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari said Thursday that the recent week he spent sleeping on the streets and looking for work in Fresno underscores the state’s continued economic struggles and the need for new leadership. Neel ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Dan Newman
Comment  Send to friend

 Tony Gwynn Day Declared Under Acting Governor

Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins proclaimed Wednesday as a day to remember the Hall of Famer who spent his entire career with the San Diego Padres. »Read

In this article: Toni Atkins, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Darrell Steinberg
Comment  Send to friend

 UCLA chancellor says damages from water pipe break in the tens of millions of dollars

Scores of utility workers struggled Wednesday to plug leaking valves in Westwood after Tuesday's ruptured water main spilled more than 20 million gallons onto Sunset Boulevard and portions of UCLA grounds. »Read

In this article: Paul Koretz, water, Herb Wesson
Comment  Send to friend

 Defense Industry Funds Flow to Contenders for Key House Chairmanships

In politics, money flows to power. Apparently it flows to the potential for power, too. »Read

In this article: campaign finance, Howard P. Mckeon, Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, Devin Nunes
Comment  Send to friend

 Solorio announces fundraising figures for Senate campaign

The Solorio for State Senate Campaign announced Thursday that after raising more than $300,000 during the recent June Primary time period, it will report a total of $625,211.34 cash-on-hand on its semi-annual campaign finance report which is due on ... »Read

In this article: campaign finance, Lou Correa, Jose Solorio
Comment  Send to friend

 Delaying Fuel Cost Piece of Greenhouse Gases Law Pits Blue Collar vs. Progressive Elites

One of the most high profile bills in the legislative session that resumes next week just got pushed into the center of the spotlight. AB 69, the measure to delay applying cap-and-trade regulations to transportation fuels, drew the attention of ... »Read

In this article: Air Resources Board, global warming, Legislature, Henry Perea, PPIC, Thomas F. Steyer
Bills: AB 32, AB 69,
Comment  Send to friend

 AM Sacramento: What you need to know for Thursday

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today: Barriers block an area at Downtown Plaza. »Read

In this article: Kevin Johnson, John Shirey
Comment  Send to friend

 What's Good for Putin Is Good for California

Here are two words Californians should say to Vladimir Putin: Thank you. California, with its historic reliance on defense-related industries, never quite recovered from the end of the Cold War. Today, Los Angeles has fewer jobs than it did in 1990. ... »Read
Comment  Send to friend

 To Fight Inequality, Blue States Need To Shift Focus To Blue-Collar Jobs

In the coming election, we will hear much, particularly from progressives, about inequality, poverty and racism. We already can see this in the pages of mainstream media, with increased calls forreparations for African-Americans, legalizing ... »Read

In this article: minimum wage
Comment  Send to friend

 Don't Let This Drought Go Down the Drain

Two weeks ago, State officials approved an emergency regulation imposing $500 fines on water users who violate mandatory conservation measures. With 80 percent of the State now in extreme drought, it’s imperative that we all conserve as much ... »Read

In this article: Legislature, water
Comment  Send to friend

 Deposition: Major Parts of Great Park Design Were Never 'Constructible'

Designs for a man-made lake, hundreds of acres in park land and a wildlife corridor -- were so poor that they couldn’t be built as presented in schematic documents, the park’s former program manager t »Read

In this article: Larry Agran, Ken Smith, water
Comment  Send to friend

 Governor wants to share energy with Baja

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a pact with Mexican officials this week that pledged to explore the possibility of sharing energy between California and Baja California, Mexico. Under the proposal, the California Independent System Operator, which is based ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, California Independent System Operator, renewable energy
Comment  Send to friend

 READ IN: Thursday, July 31, 2014: Pre-recess scramble, economy beats expectations, more trouble for Cuomo, NextGen's super weird ads, and Obama just can't get any K.C. coleslaw

Don't forget to sign up for Read In! You'll get all the political news you need to know delivered right to your inbox every morning at 8 a.m.! A1: The stories you need to read before your first conference call. Read full article >> »Read

In this article: Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller, minimum wage, Sarah Palin, Thomas F. Steyer
Comment  Send to friend

 AM Alert: Leland Yee to be arraigned on racketeering charge

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee has been lying low since he pleaded not guilty to corruption and conspiracy to traffic firearms in April, but the San Francisco Democrat is expected to resurface again today in court to enter a plea on his latest ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, John Chiang, minimum wage, James Nielsen, Dan Walters, Leland Yee
Comment  Send to friend

 Bullying, Threats and Chaos at Safety Agency

'Chilled' atmosphere at Chemical Safety Board accelerates criticism of chairman. »Read

In this article: Darrell Issa, Henry A. Waxman
Comment  Send to friend

 What It Means to Be a Black Female Candidate

Stacey Abrams is rising fast in Georgia. Some things she learned along the way. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein
Comment  Send to friend

 Opinions > Power plays > Does the newly formed Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council duplicate existing organizations?

What's going on in the wild and wacky world of Sacramento economic-development organizations? First, a whole bunch of elite Sacramento-area CEOs pony up a minimum... »Read

In this article: Kevin Johnson, Roger Niello, Sandy Sheedy
Comment  Send to friend

 Brother, can you spare a vote?*

<p>You can't say that GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari isn't thinking outside the box.  The former U.S. Treasury Department official announced in an <a href=http:* <p>"Kashkari wrote that he took a Greyhound ... »Read

In this article: Debra Bowen, Dean Logan, water, Henry A. Waxman, Leland Yee
Comment  Send to friend

 Michael Hiltzik: Social Security's no-bad-news day

The annual trustees reports for Social Security and Medicare customarily give rise to an outburst of disinformation from the enemies of social insurance programs - that comes with the territory…Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Paul Van, water
Comment  Send to friend

 Opinions > Message in a bottle > Sacramento, where water hogs like Nestlé profit and residents pay fines.

The editorialists at SN&amp;R last week weighed in with a timely reminder that&mdash;in the middle of the driest period in California&#8217;s recorded history&mdash;we are cheaply... »Read

In this article: Cassandra Jennings, Kevin Johnson, Jessica A. Levinson, water
Comment  Send to friend

 Opinions > Letters for July 31, 2014 > Readers put in their 2 cents on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Nestlé and Sacramento's water, and expanding the region's veteran's court.

Don&#8217;t lay all blame on Israel Re &#8220;Holy mess&#8221; by Nick Miller (SN&amp;R Editor&#8217;s Note, July 17): Nick Miller writes, &#8220;The recent Israeli air assault... »Read

In this article: Barry Broad, Kevin Johnson, water
Comment  Send to friend

 Local Stories > Initiative delayed > Butte County Board of Supervisors delays fracking initiative.

To frack or not to frack, that was the question. And it still is. After a more than two-hour meeting on the subject Tuesday... »Read

In this article: Paul Hahn, James Smith, water
Comment  Send to friend

» More headlines
- // STRIPE FORM