Gov. Newsom Signs Bill Making Ethnic Studies Course A Requirement At CSUGov. Gavin Newsom sided with the state legislature on Monday by signing a bill that requires California State University students who enter as freshmen in 2021-22 to take an ethnic studies course focused on one of four ethnic groups in order to graduate.
State Legislature May Revamp California's Recycling SystemRecycling centers in California have been going out of business at an alarming rate, leading lawmakers in Sacramento consider ways to revamp the system for recycling cans and bottles.
East Bay State Senator Describes Health Scare After Being Splattered With Red Liquid At State CapitolSenator Steven Glazer (D-Orinda) said he and other senators were struck by a liquid substance and had to get health checkup's Saturday morning to ensure they had not been infected.
Woman Arrested After Throwing Red Liquid on California SenatePolice have arrested a woman who threw a feminine hygiene device containing "what appeared to be blood" onto the floor of the state Senate, splashing onto lawmakers and forcing them to finish their work in a committee room on the final day of the legislative session.
New Drunk Driving Bills Could Give CA Toughest DUI Laws In CountryTwo proposed drunk driving bills would give California the distinction of having some of the toughest DUI laws in the country if they're passed in the state legislature.
Outcome of Central Valley Race Could Tip Power Balance in LegislatureMore than $7.7 million has been spent to win an open state senate race in California's sprawling 12th District, with the two parties dumping in $4.1 million, tops among all legislative races in the state.
State Legislators Grill DMV Officials About Long LinesState lawmakers on Tuesday were asking DMV officials how the department spent $16 million to make lines move faster only to have the wait times increase at DMV offices across California.
Lawmakers Press For Clarity On Sexual Harassment PoliciesA committee tasked with revising the California Assembly's sexual harassment policies offered a sharply critical assessment Tuesday of the existing process for investigating misconduct.
California Mayors Urge Lawmakers To Fix Housing ShortageThe mayors of San Francisco, Oakland and other big California cities urged lawmakers Wednesday to address the state's housing shortage.
California Lawmakers Send Governor $125 Billion BudgetThe Legislature's Thursday vote to pass the one-year spending plan comes largely along party lines, with just a handful of Republicans supporting it.
State Senator Mark Leno Announces 2019 Run For San Francisco MayorState Sen. Mark Leno on Thursday announced that he plans to run for mayor of San Francisco, making him the first person to announce his candidacy.
AT&T Aims To Pull Plug On Traditional LandlinesWhile many people use cell phones exclusively, there are still plenty of traditional landlines in California homes and businesses. However, state lawmakers are considering pulling the plug on what's known as "plain old telephone service."
Bill To Protect K-12 Students' Online Records Passes State LegislatureCalifornia's state legislature passed a bill whose goal is to protect K-12 students from marketers and identity thieves, which is now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.
Gov. Brown Dismisses Bid To Delay Fed Order To Reduce Prison PopulationCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown is dismissing a proposal by Democratic allies in the state Senate, who want to seek a settlement of a federal lawsuit that could force the state to free thousands of prison inmates later this year.
Political Heavyweights Push Effort To Regain Accreditation At City College Of San FranciscoFour members of the state legislature are pushing forward with efforts to help the school regain accreditation.