California Senate Picks Female Leader Amid Misconduct ProbesSan Diego Sen. Toni Atkins was tapped Thursday by fellow state Senate Democrats to replace Kevin de Leon and become the chamber's first female leader.
Dave Cogdill, Former State Senate Leader from Central Valley, Dies at 66Former California state Sen. Dave Cogdill has died after battling pancreatic cancer.
State Senate Candidates Jane Kim And Scott Wiener Go On The OffensiveTwo San Francisco supervisors vying for a seat in the California Senate, are going on the offensive.
Rape Kit Reporting Bill Fails In State SenateA bill to strengthen rape kit reporting requirements for police departments has failed to advance in the California Senate.
State Senate Rejects Bill That Would End Extended Sentences For Repeat Drug OffendersThe state Senate is rejecting a bill that would end a practice of extending jail and prison sentences for repeat drug offenders.
San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim Kicks Butt In Her New AdSan Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim is running for State Senate and she has a new ad where she shows off her black belt in taekwando.
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.