The department is hoping to hire more bilingual residents who speak Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Korean or Japanese, along with English.
The survey released Wednesday finds 57 percent of likely voters would choose the Democratic governor, far outpacing any of the three top Republican challengers.
KPIX 5 has learned that State Senator Leland Yee is refusing to resign his state senate seat. According to state sources familiar with the matter, Yee has made it clear that he will ask for a leave of absence but so far has not formally requested it.
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.
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.
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.
A Republican candidate for California governor is comparing President Barack Obama’s gun control policies with those of dictators such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and North Korea’s Kim Jong Il.
Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced Tuesday that backers of a plan to end the California high-speed rail project had the green light to begin collecting signatures in an effort to get an initiative on the ballot.
Brown spoke to reporters Friday as he formally filed papers in Alameda County to run for re-election. He said California has added nearly 1 million new jobs, raised the minimum wage and boosted vocational training under his watch.
California Gov. Jerry Brown says he will seek re-election.