Governor Jerry Brown

People gather outside the Department of Homeland Security offices in San Francisco on Aug. 22 to protest the alleged abuse of immigrant detainees and to encourage the passage of the Dignity Not Dentention Act. (Courtesy Raquel Ortega)

Where’s your pen, Gov. Brown?

On Aug. 22, one of those deceptively cold San Francisco mornings, a…

 

The Department of Public Works cleared out a homeless encampment on Division Street earlier this month. (Jessica Christian/ S.F. Examiner)

Supervisor urges declaration of statewide emergency on homelessness

When it comes to homelessness, local politicians are realizing local solutions aren’t…

 

Gov. Brown signs law requiring translation of drug information

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that requires California pharmacists to…

 

Assemblymember Phil Ting is co-author of a bill that would prohibit charging pedestrians and bicyclists tolls on bridges. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Advocates urge Brown to sign ban on charging walkers, bikes on state bridges

Among a bevy of bills awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature is AB…

Assemblymember Phil Ting is co-author of a bill that would prohibit charging pedestrians and bicyclists tolls on bridges. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Gary Kazanjian/AP PhotoGov. Jerry Brown speaks to the crowd during the California High Speed Rail Authority ground breaking event today in Fresno. The train would whisk travelers at 200 mph between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours.

California breaks ground on bullet train as climate solution

California's high-speed rail project became the first in the nation to break…

Gary Kazanjian/AP PhotoGov. Jerry Brown speaks to the crowd during the California High Speed Rail Authority ground breaking event today in Fresno. The train would whisk travelers at 200 mph between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours.
Jeff Chiu/AP PhotoMichael Picker has been reappointed to the CPUC by Gov. Jerry Brown. If confirmed by the state Senate he will take over effective Jan. 1.

Gov. Brown appoints new president of CPUC

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed a new president of the California Public…

Jeff Chiu/AP PhotoMichael Picker has been reappointed to the CPUC by Gov. Jerry Brown. If confirmed by the state Senate he will take over effective Jan. 1.
Rich Pedroncelli/AP File PhotoA dock sits high and dry at the end of a boat ramp yards away from the edge of Folsom Lake near Folsom

Rain could spell trouble for Calif. water conservation

After California's driest three years on record, there have been few sounds…

Rich Pedroncelli/AP File PhotoA dock sits high and dry at the end of a boat ramp yards away from the edge of Folsom Lake near Folsom
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Jerry Brown signs transgender-student bill

SACRAMENTO — California on Monday became the first state to enshrine certain…

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Calif. objects to moving inmates because of fungus

It is premature to move more than 3,000 inmates out of two…

Associated PressIn this April 23
Getty Images File PhotoCalifornia would allow private

UC faculty leaders blast bill on Internet courses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California faculty leaders have endorsed a…

Getty Images File PhotoCalifornia would allow private
Sen. Bob Dutton

Lawmakers bought cars provided, fixed by State of California

At least a dozen California lawmakers repaired or upgraded their state-provided vehicles…

Sen. Bob Dutton

Redevelopment efforts could lurch from grave

Redevelopment is dead — or so proclaimed Gov. Jerry Brown and legislators…

Courtesy PhotoOffice Kenyon Youngstrom was killed during a routine traffic stop on Sept. 14.

Slain CHP officer remembered by thousands at memorial

A few thousand law enforcement officers, government officials and community members gathered…

Courtesy PhotoOffice Kenyon Youngstrom was killed during a routine traffic stop on Sept. 14.

Fast-track legislators stall on reform

A late-blooming, business-backed drive to significantly alter the 42-year-old California Environmental Quality…

Courtesy Photo“We know so many students who need the instruction we offer

Community colleges brace for worst

State community college officials are hoping to save their system from devastating…

Courtesy Photo“We know so many students who need the instruction we offer

Petaluma team shows its baseball smarts

The only reason I watched the Little League World Series was the…

Democrats take long-term view in budget plan

Gov. Jerry Brown has a hard task ahead of him. He has…