Gov. Jerry Brown is reaping the benefits of an economic turn-around and higher taxes as he prepares to release his update Tuesday for the coming fiscal year’s budget. The state has collected $4.5 billion more than expected from personal income taxes.
The investigative arm of the state Senate has found nearly two dozen registered sex offenders serving as substance-abuse counselors in California, which lacks procedures to screen them out.
Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers are locked in a disagreement over how to hand out $900 million by the voter-approved closure of a tax loophole.
California education officials have taken the first step toward complying with a law requiring public schools to include prominent gay people and gay rights’ milestones in the curriculum.
Transgender students would have the right to use public school restrooms and participate on sports teams that correspond with their expressed genders under a bill approved Thursday in the California Assembly.
California’s attorney general sued one of the nation’s largest banks Thursday, alleging that JPMorgan Chase & Co. used illegal tactics in its efforts to collect debts from more than 100,000 credit card holders.
A Navy petty officer from Kings County is under arrest for allegedly pimping a 17-year-old girl to several men.
State health officials are investigating a possible security breach involving 2,000 California birth records.
A survey shows U.S. home prices rose 10.5 percent in March compared with a year ago, the biggest gain since March 2006.
California’s highest court has ruled that local governments have legal authority to ban storefront pot shops within their borders.