Gov. Jerry Brown will get his chance to let college students who entered the country illegally receive limited financial aid, under a bill approved by the state Senate.
A former Marin County man has been sentenced in federal court in San Francisco to four months already served in jail for sending an email in which he threatened to shoot a U.S. senator unless the legislator voted to preserve endangered species protection for wolves.
A liberal legal scholar is withdrawing his nomination to an appeals court judgeship after Senate Republicans blocked a vote on his confirmation last week.
The Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would mean stepped up food inspections by the Food and Drug Administration.
Democrat Barbara Boxer has won her fourth term in the U.S. Senate, dashing GOP hopes of removing the liberal icon with a strong challenge from former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Carly Fiorina.
Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina has been released from the hospital two days after she checked in for an infection.
A week before the midterm elections, Michelle Obama said the race for the congressional majority is “too close” and Democratic voters must recapture the energy of 2008.
Republican challenger Carly Fiorina added $1 million from her personal fortune to her campaign to unseat Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.
State lawmakers have sent Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger the main bill in a legislative package aimed at ending California’s record budget impasse and closing a $19 billion deficit.
California Democrats cling to narrow leads in three high-profile state-wide races as early voting begins, according to the latest exclusive SurveyUSA polling for CBS 5. The poll also found puffed up support for Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana.