Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday joined Gov. Jerry Brown in expressing skepticism about legalizing marijuana in California for recreational purposes.
It’s crunch time for would-be California ballot initiatives with backers of some particularly controversial ones acknowledging they may not have the support or money to qualify their initiatives for the November ballot.
California’s early earthquake warning system worked as seismologists hoped it would, giving them notice that a quake was about to strike seconds before the ground in Los Angeles began shaking Monday, but residents didn’t get that warning because the state hasn’t identified a source of funding to build and maintain the system.
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck Los Angeles Monday morning won’t impact seismic activity in the Bay Area, according to a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.
Bowing to pressure from within their party, Democrats in the Legislature on Monday abandoned an attempt to repeal California’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action in the state’s higher education system.
A push to change California’s affirmative action law at public universities is losing steam in the State legislature after several Asian-American lawmakers pulled their support for the bill.
The push to bring back affirmative action at California’s public universities is hanging by a thread. Several state lawmakers who previously supported the bill have now reversed course, amid a backlash among the Asian-American community.
San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed is abandoning an attempt to place an initiative on the November ballot that would have enabled governments in California to cut future pension benefits for current workers.
Eight gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union have sued the state of Florida, arguing it is discriminating against the couples by not recognizing same-sex marriages performed in California and other states where the unions are legal.
State and wildlife officials have come up with a plan to move hatchery-raised salmon in tanker trucks down the Sacramento River if the river and its tributaries are too shallow because of the drought.