California Senate Picks Female Leader Amid Misconduct ProbesSan Diego Sen. Toni Atkins was tapped Thursday by fellow state Senate Democrats to replace Kevin de Leon and become the chamber's first female leader.
State Senate Hires Outside Firms To Investigate Sexual HarassmentThe California Senate is hiring two outside firms to investigate allegations of sexual harassment and assault and to review its policies for addressing such incidents.
California Sanctuary State Measure Amended, Heads To SenateA measure intended to impede President Donald Trump’s immigration policy has been amended in a futile attempt make it more acceptable to law enforcement.
Steve Glazer Defeats Susan Bonilla In East Bay State Senate RaceOrinda Mayor Steve Glazer defeated fellow Democrat Susan Bonilla in a special election for a state Senate seat representing the east San Francisco Bay area.
State Lawmakers' Offices Rake In Money For 'Select' Committees That Do LittleCalifornia lawmakers received $6.7 million in staff costs in the last two-year session by leading special committees that don't have to meet or propose bills.
California State Senate Approves Requiring Lactation Rooms For Mothers In Major Airports The state Senate has passed legislation requiring large airports to offer a private space for mothers to breastfeed or pump milk.
Warriors Exec Rick Welts, Actor George Takei Honored By California Legislature For LGBT Pride Month Former "Star Trek" actor George Takei is being recognized by the California Legislature as part of its celebration of LGBT Pride Month.
California Lawmakers Vote To Roll Back Prop 227 Bilingual Education BanA challenge to California's ban on bilingual education in public schools took a step forward Tuesday after the state Senate approved a measure aimed at overturning key sections of the law.
State Senator Targets CEO Super Salaries In Proposed BillCalifornia state senator Mark DeSaulnier, speaking with KPIX 5's Phil Matier on Sunday, defended a proposed bill which would punish corporations that pay their chief executives more than a hundred times the median wage of their workers.
State Senators Get Ethics Training After Leland Yee Arrest, Other ScandalsState senators participated in a two-hour ethics training session Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year that have damaged the Legislature's image.
List: The New Bay Bridge's Biggest Problems From emergency repairs, to questionable construction, the Bay Bridge has had plenty of problems on both spans recently. Here's a list of some highlights in our coverage.
California State Senate Democrats Cancel Golf Fundraiser Over ScandalsThe state Senate leader has canceled a high-profile golfing fundraiser in the wake of criminal proceedings against three state senators.