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A voting sign outside a polling location. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Low turnout forecast in California primary Tuesday – but you should still vote!

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With no divisive ballot initiatives or high-profile races on the ballot Tuesday, California’s top-two primary election was expected to be a sleepy affair that draws little interest from voters. While two […]

06/03/2014

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)

Brown applauds global warming fight

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is welcoming President Barack Obama’s global warming initiative and says it shows the administration “is confronting climate change head-on.” In a statement issued Monday, the Democratic governor touted […]

06/02/2014

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks announces he's running for California Governor, in Baldwin Park, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

California’s top 2 primary yields surprising races

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The first gubernatorial primary under California’s new top-two system has evolved into a typical campaign between Republicans hoping to come in second. Republican Party leaders do not seriously expect to be […]

06/02/2014

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks announces he's running for California Governor, in Baldwin Park, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Republican hopefuls locked in tight race for No. 2 in California gubernatorial primary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Less than two weeks before the June 3 primary, a new poll finds the two leading Republicans vying to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown are locked in a close contest for second […]

05/22/2014

In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, a warning buoy sits on the dry, cracked bed of Lake Mendocino near Ukiah, Calif.  Despite recent spot rains The reservoir is currently only about 37 percent full.  California remans in the midst of an historic drought causing Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Brown: California at ‘epicenter’ of climate change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California is at the “epicenter” of global warming and other climate change, with the state experiencing longer fire seasons, rising sea levels and droughts that threaten agriculture, Gov. Jerry Brown said […]

05/20/2014

In this Dec. 4, 2013, file photo, Republican businessman Neel Kashkari, right, talks with Kenneth Whitaker, 62, at the Loaves and Fishes homeless shelter in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California GOP worried over top-two governor race

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Republicans who have been trying to rebrand their party as more inclusive and attuned with the issues that Californians care about had hoped this year to offer a candidate for […]

05/14/2014

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)

Governor to release update to record spending plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday will present his updated budget for the coming fiscal year, a spending plan bolstered by California’s economic turnaround and voter-approved tax hikes. Tax revenue in the […]

05/13/2014

Sample California driver's license.

Bill cleans up immigrant driver’s license program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are tweaking a program Gov. Jerry Brown approved last year to grant driver’s licenses to immigrants who are in the country illegally, after businesses and advocates raised concerns. The […]

05/01/2014

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California expects bad news from snowpack survey

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – State water managers were expecting more bad news Thursday as they take the season’s last measurement of the Sierra Nevada snowpack, a key source of water in drought-stricken California. The Department […]

05/01/2014

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)

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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