Running to unseat fellow Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein, state Sen. Kevin de León continued to criticize her response to a constituent’s accusation of sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett…
By Ben Christopher | Sept. 14, 2018
A weekly recap of the most significant (or most funny or interesting or just plain weird) developments across California’s 53 congressional districts:
By Ben Christopher | Sept. 13, 2018
The California top two primary system was supposed to bring bipartisan comity to state politics. But among political insiders, ambivalence abounds.
California's political cognoscenti we surveyed unanimously predict Democrats here will gain gain at least one congressional seat—and more than a quarter say they’ll gain five or more.
Republican Cole Harris lost his bid for lieutenant governor in June, but a message on his web site says he owes $1.1 million to his campaign consultants. The Glendale investor…
California political establishment says political establishment is here to stay: results from new Target Book Insider Track Survey.
By Laurel Rosenhall | Sept. 11, 2018
Republicans running statewide in California don’t have numbers on their side, with just one-fourth of the state’s voters registered GOP. But they do have the DMV, which sure is making it easy for...
The state's requiring equal prize money for men and women to hold the Mavericks surf contest on a public beach. Will it set a precedent for other sports?
By CALmatters | Sept. 1, 2018
In the final days of California's 2018 legislative session, hundreds of bills landed on the governor's desk. We're tracking the fate of the most consequential here.
By Laurel Rosenhall | Aug. 31, 2018
State Sen. John Moorlach put a woman in a headlock and gave her a “noogie” while they were posing for a photo at a reception—something he said he does frequently in good fun, according...