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Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson (Steve Freeman/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Does Sacramento’s Mayor Have Wider Political Ambitions?

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has a new title after being named President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Wednesday, but does it mean he wants to be thrust into the national spotlight?

04/16/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Calls Special Session To Change California’s Rainy-Day Fund

Saying the state’s budget surplus should be used to pay down debt, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday called a special session of the Legislature to make changes to a rainy-day fund measure on the November ballot.

04/16/2014

Jerry Brown Campaign Appearance

Poll Finds Governor Jerry Brown With Huge Lead In Re-Election Bid

The survey released Wednesday finds 57 percent of likely voters would choose the Democratic governor, far outpacing any of the three top Republican challengers.

04/09/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Despite Allowing Fracking, Gov. Brown Considers Self ‘Missionary’ On Climate Change

Gov. Brown made a passionate speech on climate change, but he’s accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from the oil and gas industry on his re-election campaign.

04/01/2014

Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino was fatally shot in the line of duty in Cleone, north of Fort Bragg, on March 19, 2014. (Mendocino County Sheriff)

Funeral Held For Mendocino Deputy, Gov. Brown Unable To Attend Due To Storm

More than 2,000 people braved fierce rain to honor a veteran Mendocino County sheriff’s deputy who was shot and killed by an Oregon man during a crime spree that began in Eugene a week ago.

03/26/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Raises $20 Million For Re-Election Bid; GOP Rivals Lag

With nearly eight months to go until the November election, Gov. Jerry Brown reported Monday that he has raised nearly $20 million for his re-election campaign, far outpacing the two leading Republican candidates competing for the right to challenge him.

03/24/2014

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks to reporters after finishing a speechabout th CIA on the Senate floor, on March 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Sen. Dianne Feinstein Feinstein (D-CA) who is Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee has accused the CIA of secretly removing documents from computers used by the Senate Intelligence. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Feinstein Joins Brown Opposing Marijuana Legalization, Worried About Stoned Drivers

Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday joined Gov. Jerry Brown in expressing skepticism about legalizing marijuana in California for recreational purposes.

03/19/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown, Newsom Receive Awards For Advancing LGBT Rights

Gov. Jerry Brown praised gay rights advocates Monday night for being on “the cutting edge” in pushing for equality over the last several decades, as he was honored with an award for what supporters said was his lifelong push to advance equal rights.

03/10/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has plans to outline a proposal to build more housing units and bring in new residents as proposed during her State of the City address on March 6, 2014. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland Mayor Quan’s State Of The City Optimism May Not Be Enough For Re-Election

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan delivered her last State of The City Address Thursday before facing voters in her re-election effort this fall.

03/07/2014

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has plans to outline a proposal to build more housing units and bring in new residents as proposed during her State of the City address on March 6, 2014. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Oakland Mayor Touts Plan To Bring In New Residents

Jean Quan’s 10,000 resident plan, part of her re-election campaign, would include thousands of new housing units in the city.

03/06/2014

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