An unusually high number of influential state legislators are retiring or running for higher office. The reasons include a combination of new electoral districts, term limits and political ambition.
Fund the police: Newsom responds to California crime concerns
Gov. Newsom puts on a tough face about California crime, defends past reforms and proposes $350 million-plus to stop organized retail thefts.
Bonta vows as California’s top cop he’ll be tougher on policing
In hearings, Rob Bonta offers a new direction for a state justice department that progressives say has slow-walked reforms.
Bonta jura como el principal policía de California que sería más duro con la policía
En las audiencias, Rob Bonta ofrece una nueva dirección para un departamento de justicia estatal que, según los progresistas, tiene reformas lentas.
Law enforcement should get backlog of rape kits tested
Law enforcement’s indifference to a rape kit backlog reporting requirement is stunning; Legislature should hold agencies accountable.
Newsom loses biggest court battle yet
Good morning, California. It’s Monday, February 8. Churches can reopen indoors The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a major blow to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s executive authority when it knocked down California’s ban on indoor worship, ruling that the governor’s pandemic restrictions unfairly targeted churches in violation of the First Amendment. The 6-3 ruling issued late Friday […]
We intend to change government and make it work for you
We are a group of elected leaders who arrived at the same conclusion: Government too often does not work for the people we represent.
Health care workers refuse COVID vaccine
As California confronts its darkest moment yet of the pandemic, complications in the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine — which Gov. Gavin Newsom billed as the “light at the end of the tunnel” — suggest that the tunnel may be longer than previously thought. Although the Golden State was slated to receive around 2.1 million […]
A Year of Loss: Reflections on the pandemic in California
From the first documented case of COVID-19 to the search for a vaccine, the coronavirus pandemic has touched the lives of every Californian in 2020. Here are some of their stories.
Why President Trump’s attacks on voting by mail could backfire for California GOP
Republican political operatives aren’t accustomed to chasing down last-minute voters this close to Election Day. But, in yet another reflection of what a strange year 2020 has been, they are. And they aren’t happy about it. According to figures collected by the electoral information firm, Political Data Inc., a surprising 54% of the 8.4 million […]