Bills that could have a big impact on Bay Area residents have failed this week in the state Senate, including a proposal that would have strengthened the Ellis Act, as it applies to landlords in San Francisco.
State capitol watchers think the allegations of bribery and corruption against State Senator Ron Calderon could be problematic for other Democrats in the Legislature in next year’s elections.
The FBI searched the offices of a California state senator and the Legislature’s Latino caucus on Tuesday but would not disclose the reason for the investigation.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill authorizing construction of a Ronald Reagan statue inside the California Capitol in Sacramento.
Democrat Jerry Brown was sworn in late Monday morning as California’s 39th governor, returning to the office he left 28 years ago but inheriting a more troubled state than the one he knew then.