WHO: Department of Motor Vehicles
WHAT: New security features designed to help prevent fraud and counterfeiting of California driver’s licenses have caused a backlog of renewals, according to the California DMV. Read More
A federal appeals court in San Francisco today sent a key question in a challenge to Proposition 8 to the California Supreme Court.A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asked the state high court to decide whether California law gives the sponsors of the measure the legal standing, or right, to appeal a lower federal court decision that struck down the measure. Read More
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has refused to disclose publicly how many investigators he has hired so far, despite his own statements pledging greater oversight of the Obama administration. The refusal to disclose comes as a surprise to those familiar with Issa's remarks on the need for transparency in government, because it effectively limits the public's knowledge of the progress on Issa's efforts to ramp up oversight. Read More
Jerry Brown’s resumption of the governorship after a 28-year hiatus is saturated with irony, beginning with the fact that he was one of California’s youngest governors when first elected in 1974 and soon will be its oldest ever.
Brown 1.0 was brash, sometimes rude, unscripted and maddeningly inconsistent. Brown 2.0 is mellower and friendlier, but still unscripted and still often inconsistent. Read More
A trio of Democratic Bay Area politicians is assuming the reins of the leadership of California.Oakland's Jerry Brown was inaugurated as governor late this morning and San Francisco's Kamala Harris assumed the post of attorney general this afternoon.Brown, 72, a former California governor from 1975 to 1983, Oakland mayor from 1999 to 2007, and who was most recently California attorney general, was sworn into office in Sacramento at 11:20 a.m. Read More
While January 1st has traditinally meant the promise of a new year, increasingly its become a time where Americans worry over what they're going to do to comply with all the new laws. At the federal level, the EPA is set to begin regulating carbon emissions in 2011, which won't exactly help the depressed job market. Read More
Since the official 2010 Census numbers were released last
week, political number crunchers have compiled all sorts of stats about
who the big winners and losers have been.
WHAT: The nation’s state parks
THE PROBLEM: Deepening budget woes have left parks in sad disrepair. Read More
The chances of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom delaying his swearing-in Monday as lieutenant governor of California have changed from highly improbable to "likely," a mayoral spokesman said today. Read More
Located just a short stroll from California’s Capitol, Memorial Auditorium has long been a venue for political celebrations. More recently, it has been a graveyard for governors of the Golden State. Read More