L.A. labor leaders seek minimum wage exemption for firms with union workers

Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los… READ MORE


ANAHEIM, California—Mention of 2016 Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been noticeably absent from California’s 2015 Democrat convention as the party faithful flocked to the Saturday speech from Senator Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)12%, considered by many… READ MORE

Aide to Kamala Harris accused of helping mysterious ‘Masonic’ police force

A staffer for California Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris (D) has been arrested and accused of participating… READ MORE

Turf wars: Gov. Jerry Brown advised to make fake grass mandatory in California to cure drought

It’s bristly, lush and there’s tangled thatch around the roots. And it’s fantastically faux. High-end synthetic grass looks like the… READ MORE

New Crime Wave: Criminals Stealing Water

“They’re taking the water hoses, taking the copper wiring,” says the county’s District Attorney, David Linn. “We’ve even had instances… READ MORE

California lawmakers seeking national monument designations for landscapes

WASHINGTON – California lawmakers and advocacy groups are ramping up efforts to win national monument designation for four scenic vistas in the state, from vast stretches of the Mojave Desert to redwood stands along the… READ MORE

Fresno mayor latest Republican to pass on Boxer race

The Republican mayor of Fresno, Calif., Ashley Swearengin, will not compete for the Senate seat Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is vacating in 2016. “She’s letting people know this weekend that she’s decided against a run,”… READ MORE

California Dems push to repeal ‘welfare queen’ law

WASHINGTON – California Democrats are trying to reverse a decades-old state law that bars families from getting extra welfare money for having an additional child, describing the law as “sexist” and “classist” — despite concerns… READ MORE

PRIORITIES: California Democrat seeks to ban chewing tobacco from baseball

California Assemblyman Tony Thurmond is expected to introduce a bill Tuesday that seeks to ban chewing tobacco from all Major League Baseball stadiums in the state. The bill comes less than a year after retired… READ MORE

Congresswomen who champion income equality are accused of hypocrisy for attending Grammys with wealthy Hollywood elite

They were walking the red carpet with the likes of Beyonce, Jay Z, Rihanna and Kanye West. But congresswomen Debbie… READ MORE

California ban on foie gras struck down

They tried to ban large sodas in New York City, but the courts said “no.” And now the same thing… READ MORE

Conservative group sues California AG over donor list demands, ‘bullying’

Americans for Prosperity, a prominent conservative group, is suing the California attorney general for allegedly demanding donor information and threatening harsh penalties if they don’t comply. The lawsuit, which claims that complying with Attorney General… READ MORE

New court decision could end California’s restrictions on conceal-carry permits

A procedural decision in a landmark Second Amendment case could spell the end for California laws restricting the issuance of… READ MORE