25-Year-Old Alex Lee Elected To Represent South Bay In Assembly; Youngest California Lawmaker In 82 YearsA Bay Area district has elected California's youngest state lawmaker in more than eight decades, elevating a 25-year-old progressive Democrat who already has years of legislative experience to the state Assembly.
California Bill To Require Warning Labels On Sodas, Other Sugary Drinks AdvancesSodas and other sugary drinks sold in California could soon require a health warning label to alert consumers of the risk of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.
California Net Neutrality Bill Clears AssemblyThe state assembly voted Wednesday to enshrine net neutrality in law, delivering a major victory to advocates looking to require an equal playing field on the Internet.
Erasure Of Marijuana Convictions To Be Made Easier Under California BillA Democratic lawmaker wants to make it easier for Californians with marijuana convictions to reduce or erase their records as the state moves into the next phase of legalized pot.
Woman Inquired Into Bocanegra's History Of Harassment In 2012A woman who tried to sound the alarm about a top California Democrat's reputation for harassing women on Monday talked to KPIX 5 about how she was blocked from getting the truth five years ago.
Embattled Assemblyman Bocanegra Won't Run Amid AllegationsDemocratic Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, the focus of mounting sexual harassment allegations, said Monday he won't seek re-election next year but some party leaders are pressuring him to immediately step down.
Fellow Democrats Turn Up Heat On Embattled Assembly Majority WhipA top Democrat in Sacramento is losing support as scrutiny over sexual assault allegations from his past has state lawmakers taking a serious look at his future.
Boating Under The Influence? State Assemblyman Authors Boater Safety BillA Bay Area member of the state Assembly has authored a bill that would allow law enforcement the right to test the blood of someone they believe may be boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
David Campos Concedes To David Chiu In Race For San Francisco Assembly SeatSan Francisco Supervisor David Campos has conceded the race for the District 17 state assembly seat, his rival Supervisor David Chiu said Thursday evening.
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.
Alameda County Leaders Pressure Lawmakers To Make Kill Switch Mandatory On Cell PhonesAlameda County leaders are pushing state lawmakers to pass a smartphone kill-switch bill -- with the intention of passing their own at a local level should it fail.
Business, Labor Spend Millions In Battle For East Bay Assembly SeatThe battle lines are drawn in a hotly contested Assembly race in the East Bay. With less than one week, two powerful special interest groups are dividing Democrats.
California Assembly Set To Vote On Banning ‘Microbeads’ In Skin Care ProductsA proposal in the California State Assembly could mean changes to your favorite skin care products. The measure would ban “microbeads,” small pieces of plastic found in soaps and scrubs.
Bulk Of Gov. Brown’s Revised State Budget Would Go Towards Medi-Cal California Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his revised state budget on Tuesday, which is $1 billion more than the original he submitted in January. The majority of the funds would go to health-care costs for the poor.
After KPIX 5 Exposes ‘Ghost Voting’ In California State Assembly, Members Continue PracticeOne vote per person: That's the way it's supposed to work. Yet last year, KPIX 5 showed you members of our State Assembly casting votes for other lawmakers. It's called “ghost voting.” The practice is against the rules, but it’s still going on.