Jerry Brown

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)

Kashkari to make middle-class appeal for governor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari says he will focus on issues that affect middle-class Californians in his longshot campaign to unseat Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. At a news conference Wednesday […]

06/04/2014

Los Angeles Kings' Anze Kopitar, of Slovenia, skates past the logo of the Stanley Cup Finals during practice for Wednesday's Game 1 of NHL hockey series against the New York Rangers, Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Mayors and governors wager over NHL Stanley Cup final

NEW YORK (AP) — The mayors of New York City and Los Angeles are ready to raise their voices in support of their hockey teams — in song. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio […]

06/04/2014

Gov Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown easily advances to November

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown has easily advanced to the general election, setting up a historic bid for his fourth term as California governor. In early returns from Tuesday’s primary, Brown was leading […]

06/04/2014

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

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