Bay Area Billionaire Tom Steyer Spends Big As Climate CrusaderBay Area billionaire Tom Steyer is against money in politics. But he's spending plenty to become the Democratic party's climate crusader.
Huge Crowd Turns Out To Feel The Bern In San JoseThousands of Bay Area Bernie Sanders supporters lined up to hear the Democratic candidate for president speak at a San Jose rally Wednesday afternoon.
Hillary Clinton Wins Nevada Democratic CaucusesHillary Clinton has won the Nevada Democratic caucuses, rebounding after a second-place finish to Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire.
Democratic Party Courting Actor George Clooney To Run For California GovernorGeorge Clooney's future job could be his toughest role yet. The Hollywood actor is launching his political career and running for governor of California, according to friends close to the star.
Sonoma County Supervisor Accused Of Peeking At Neighbor Testifies Sex Was His GoalA Sonoma County supervisor charged with peeking into a neighbor’s apartment in the middle of the night clad only boxer shorts testified that it was his hope to have sex with the woman.
Phil Matier: An Evolving Relationship Between Labor Unions And California DemocratsSan Jose Mayor Chuck Reed is leading an effort to put an initiative before voters allowing cities to renegotiate pensions for existing public employees—as well as new hires. Meanwhile, State Assembly candidate Steve Glazer from Orinda, is pushing an initiative preventing transit employees from striking in the future.
Atherton Taxpayers To Foot Bill For Obama FundraisersAtherton taxpayers are on the hook for costs associated with President Barack Obama's private fundraisers held at two homes in April after the city decided to drop its efforts to collect.
Nancy Pelosi Says She Doesn't Want To Be House SpeakerHouse Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she doesn't wish to be Speaker again.
California Democrats Back Gun Control, Prop 13 ReformsCalifornia Democrats have adopted resolutions affirming many of their biggest political goals, including changes to California's landmark property tax limitation law, Proposition 13, support for gun control and opposition to hydraulic fracturing.
Former Feinstein Campaign Treasurer Gets 8 Years In Prison For FraudA judge has sentenced a former Democratic campaign treasurer to eight years in federal prison for defrauding high-profile clients, including U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, of at least $7 million.
Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Kicked Off Democratic County Central CommitteeLieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has been booted off the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. Newsom's ousting was orchestrated by former Supervisor and DCCC Chairman Aaron Peskin.
Ex-California Democratic Party Chairman Charles T. Manatt DiesCharles T. Manatt, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, the California Democratic Party, and a U.S. ambassador, has died. He was 75.