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Governor Jerry Brown

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Contra Costa Supervisor Worries Gov’s Plan Would Divert Too Much Water To SoCal

Contra Costa County Supervisors are concerned with the governor’s push to divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to Southern California, saying it would harm a fragile ecosystem.

01/08/2013

generic prison, prisoners, corrections, jail, inmates

Gov. Brown Fights Federal Order On California Prison Population Cap

Gov. Jerry Brown is challenging a federal court order that California further reduce its inmate population to improve prison conditions, reigniting a legal battle that already once reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

01/08/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown’s Health ‘Great’ After Prostate Cancer Treatment

California Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that he has concluded radiation treatment for early-stage prostate cancer, his second health scare since taking office two years ago.

01/08/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at the Port of Oakland on July 9, 2012 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Governor Brown Issues 79 Pardons To Convicted Felons

Gov. Jerry Brown has issued pardons to 79 convicted felons who served their sentences and committed no other crimes for at least a decade.

12/24/2012

Newtown Shrine

Gov. Brown Calls For Friday Moment Of Silence For Newtown Victims

California Gov. Jerry Brown is calling for a statewide moment of silence on Friday to honor the victims of last week’s mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

12/20/2012

A California polling place

California Voter Turnout Was 72 Percent In November Election

California’s Secretary of State said more than half the voters who cast ballots in the November election voted by mail—the highest rate yet for a general election.

12/15/2012

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at the Port of Oakland on July 9, 2012 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Being Treated For Prostate Cancer, Plans To Stay On Job

Gov. Jerry Brown is being treated for early stage prostate cancer but will stay on the job throughout his nearly four-week treatment, his office said Wednesday.

12/12/2012

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent. (CBS)

Some Say State AG Harris’ Option To Ignore ICE Is Not Enough

Many Bay Area counties said they have already been using their own discretion when notifying ICE about suspected illegal immigrants—something State Attorney General Kamala Harris just gave them permission to do. Some even said that Harris’s decision doesn’t go far enough.

12/05/2012

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Offers Preview For Next State Budget

At a UC Regents meeting, Governor Brown said more cuts can be expected despite voters approving his tax measure, Proposition 30, in November.

11/28/2012

Incoming University of California, Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks. (UC Berkeley)

Gov. Brown Opposes Raise For New UC Berkeley Chancellor

Gov. Jerry Brown and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom have voted against giving the new chancellor of UC Berkeley a $50,000 pay raise over what his predecessor earns.

11/27/2012

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