Jerry Brown

California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during a general session at the California Democrats State Convention on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Jerry Brown issues 63 pardons on Good Friday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is keeping with his tradition of offering pardons to convicted offenders on Christian holidays, announcing on Good Friday that he issued 63 pardons. The Democratic governor says all […]

04/18/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during a general session at the California Democrats State Convention on Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Gov. Jerry Brown celebrates 76th birthday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is celebrating his 76th birthday. The Democratic governor has spent most of his adult life in politics and announced in February that he will seek an unprecedented fourth […]

04/07/2014

This video framegrab from Senate Television shows Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. speaking on the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014.  (AP Photo/Senate Television)

Sen. Dianne Feinstein against legalizing pot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday joined Gov. Jerry Brown in expressing skepticism about legalizing marijuana in California for recreational purposes. The state’s senior senator told The Associated Press in a telephone interview […]

03/20/2014

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California seeks to dam 3 Delta channels

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water officials are planning to temporarily dam three channels on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to keep out salty ocean water if the state’s drought persists. Two of the barriers would […]

03/12/2014

Workers at a natural gas well site

California’s Brown hears fracking gripes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a year when California Democrats are worried about motivating their voters, Gov. Jerry Brown heard another unwelcome message Saturday: Some Democratic activists are bristling over his administration’s policies on hydraulic […]

03/08/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, sign an agreement to expand cooperation at the Computer History Museum Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Mountain View, Calif.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Netanyahu and Gov. Brown sign pro-business pact

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a swing through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and sign a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown. During a meeting at […]

03/05/2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, shakes hands with supporters before the screening of the television documentary "Israel: The Royal Tour" at Paramount Studios on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Netanyahu and Gov. Brown sign pro-business pact

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making a swing through the Silicon Valley where he met with high-tech leaders and signed a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown. Sitting next […]

03/05/2014

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Judge says 2 California laws are unconstitutional

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled two California laws enacted through the initiative process are unconstitutional because they retrospectively increase the punishments for crimes committed before the laws came into effect. U.S. […]

03/02/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown talks during a meeting with more than a dozen water leaders from across Southern California in Los Angeles Thursday, Jan 30, 2014. (AP Photo)

Jerry Brown unsure legal pot is good plan

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Governor Jerry Brown says he is not sure legalizing pot is a good idea in his state because the country could lose its competitive edge if too many people are […]

03/02/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown talks during a meeting with more than a dozen water leaders from across Southern California in Los Angeles Thursday, Jan 30, 2014. (AP Photo)

Jerry Brown will seek re-election

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown says he will seek re-election. The 75-year-old Democrat said on his campaign website Thursday he’s excited to tackle the challenges facing the nation’s most populous state. The […]

02/27/2014

These satellite images show the snowpack in California on Jan. 13, 2013 on the left and on Jan. 13, 2014 on the right. (Photo credit: NASA/NOAA)

NASA researchers helping with California drought

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — NASA scientists say they’re deploying satellite and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state’s record drought and better manage it. NASA researchers and state water officials announced […]

02/25/2014

In this Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 photo, Ernest Morgan walks around his neighborhood, in San Francisco. Morgan was released from San Quentin State Prison in 2011 after serving 24 years for the shotgun slaying of his stepsister as he burglarized his parents' home. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

California ‘lifers’ leaving prison at record pace

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For decades, California’s criminal justice policies ensured that murderers and others sentenced to life, with the possibility of parole, could expect to die in prison. And most of the time, they […]

02/25/2014

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