California State Sen. Mark Leno Wants To Raise State Minimum Wage To $13 An HourCalifornia state Sen. Mark Leno is pushing a plan to raise the state's minimum wage to $13 an hour, but some critics say the wage increase would be a "job killer".
Steve Glazer Defeats Susan Bonilla In East Bay State Senate RaceOrinda Mayor Steve Glazer defeated fellow Democrat Susan Bonilla in a special election for a state Senate seat representing the east San Francisco Bay area.
Orinda Mayor Faces Concord Assemblywoman In East Bay’s State Senate Special ElectionThe state Senate race between Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer and Concord Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla has led to $7 million in campaign spending. Voters decide who goes to Sacramento in a special election on Tuesday.
East Bay State Senate Race Gets Dirty, Signs Vandalized, StolenAn already heated and expensive race for the State Senate in the East Bay has gotten dirty, with campaign signs for candidate Steve Glazer being vandalized. Meanwhile, supporters of opponent Susan Bonilla say their signs are being stolen.
Sonoma County Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect; Statewide Ban Bill Sits On Governor’s Desk Sonoma County joins the growing list of jurisdictions in the State of California to impose a ban on plastic shopping bags. The ban went into effect on Monday.
Ban On Warrantless Drone Use By Law Enforcement Passes California State SenateThe California State Senate passed legislation Thursday night that would, in most cases, require law enforcement and other government agencies to get a warrant before gathering information with an unmanned aircraft.
Warriors Exec Rick Welts, Actor George Takei Honored By California Legislature For LGBT Pride Month Former "Star Trek" actor George Takei is being recognized by the California Legislature as part of its celebration of LGBT Pride Month.
Power Struggle In State Senate Over 'Opt-In' Requirement For Alternative PowerA power struggle is underway in California’s State Assembly over two simple words that are complicating a bill about where residents get their electricity.
Hayashi, Wieckowski Race For California Senate District 10 An Internet Mudslinging AffairA 2011 surveillance video shows a woman with a bag walking into a Neiman Marcus store and trying on clothes. She buys some items and returns others before being stopped outside the high-end department store by security workers.
Bill Requiring Mandatory ‘Kill-Switch’ In Smartphones Passes California SenateA bill by state Sen. Mark Leno, that would require all smartphone manufacturers sold in California to come equipped with anti-theft “kill switches" passed its first legislative hurdle on Thursday in the state Senate with a 26-8 vote.
Bill To Require EpiPens In Public Schools Faces Opposition From Teachers Union A California Senate bill would require public schools to stock epinephrine auto-injectors on campus in the event a student experiences a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis, but those in the medical field are getting push back from the teachers union.
State Senators Get Ethics Training After Leland Yee Arrest, Other ScandalsState senators participated in a two-hour ethics training session Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year that have damaged the Legislature's image.