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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 22: Senator Ted W. Lieu arrives at the Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Gala Dinner at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on March 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

California State Senator Calls For Fox TV Host’s Resignation After Xenophobic Remarks

A California State Senator is calling for a Fox TV host to resign after using a racial slur on his show.

07/13/2014

State Senator Ted Gaines visits Austin, Texas. (CBS SF)

California State Senator Visits Texas To Recruit Companies For Move West

California State Senator Ted Gaines visited the Austin Monday, hoping to keep California in the running fro a massive Tesla Motors battery plant that could be headed to the Lone Star State.

06/30/2014

Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, in 2006. (CBS)

Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow Denied Bail In Federal Court In San Francisco

His attorney, Tony Serra, said he was “depressed” by the decision, which he said was based on unsubstantiated claims by the prosecution, and said he plans to appeal.

06/11/2014

State Sen. Mark Leno is confident a new Kill-Switch bill will pass the Senate.

Apple Drops Opposition To Phone Kill Switch Bill, State Senator Gets 2nd Chance

Apple has now dropped opposition to State Sen. Mark Leno’s ‘kill-switch’ bill that would render stolen phones inoperable. A new vote on a re-worked bill takes place Thursday.

05/07/2014

California State Sen. Leland Yee gets into an awaiting car as he leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Yee appeared in federal court today for a second time after being arrested along with 25 others by F.B.I. agents last week on political corruption and firearms trafficking charges. Yee is free on a $500,000 unsecured bond. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Sen. Leland Yee, Co-Defendants Plead Not Guilty

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty in federal court in San Francisco today to seven public corruption charges and one arms-trafficking charge lodged against him in a grand jury indictment last week.

04/08/2014

California State Sen. Leland Yee gets into an awaiting car as he leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Yee appeared in federal court today for a second time after being arrested along with 25 others by F.B.I. agents last week on political corruption and firearms trafficking charges. Yee is free on a $500,000 unsecured bond. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Sen. Yee’s Suspension Leaves Fate Of 17 Bills In Doubt

Last week’s suspension of State Sen. Leland Yee leaves the fate of 17 bills pending in California’s Legislature in doubt.

04/02/2014

California State Sen. Leland Yee gets into an awaiting car as he leaves the Phillip Burton Federal Building after a court appearance on March 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Yee appeared in federal court today for a second time after being arrested along with 25 others by F.B.I. agents last week on political corruption and firearms trafficking charges. Yee is free on a $500,000 unsecured bond. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Sen. Yee, “Shrimp Boy” Chow Obtain New Lawyers In Corruption, Gun-Trafficking Scandal

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) has chosen a new lawyer to defend him against federal public corruption and gun trafficking charges.

04/02/2014

California State senator and candidate for San Francisco mayor Leland Yee reviews his ballot at a polling station inside San Francisco City Hall on November 7, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Legislators Tip FBI To Additional Office Of Leland Yee In Sacramento

FBI agents on Tuesday searched a legislative office belonging to state Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat who was arrested and charged last week as part of a wider federal investigation into criminal activity in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

04/01/2014

California State senator and candidate for San Francisco mayor Leland Yee reviews his ballot at a polling station inside San Francisco City Hall on November 7, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Arrest Of Democrat State Senator Leland Yee Throws Party Leaders Another Curveball

With Democrat State Senator Leland Yee now under arrest in a federal investigation, and two other state senators taking a leave of absence earlier in March, the problems for the majority party in the California growing in Sacramento and could have larger impacts.

03/26/2014

California State Senator Ron Calderon, D-Los Angeles County. (California State Senate)

Phil Matier: Time Running Out For State Sen. Ron Calderon

The clock appears to be ticking for State Sen. Ron Calderon as his democratic colleagues are giving him just one week to resign—or risk being suspended—after he was indicted on multiple federal corruption charges.

02/25/2014

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