Leland Yee

FILE - In this file photo taken March 16, 2011, Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, second from right, poses with several inducted consultants, including Keith Jackson, left, a former San Francisco school board member, at the Chee Kung Tong spring banquet in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Sing Tao Daily, File)

California suspended lawmaker Yee pleads not guilty to federal charges

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to bribery and gun charges two weeks after he was arrested as part of an elaborate FBI sting involving undercover agents […]

04/08/2014

California Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, right, leaves the San Francisco Federal Building, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in San Francisco.  The FBI has filed a 137-page affidavit outlining a detailed corruption case against Yee, who is accused of asking for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover agent to an arms trafficker. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Senator Yee’s lawyer questions FBI investigation

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawyer for a California state senator charged last week with bribery and gun trafficking on Monday challenged the three-year FBI investigation that led to the arrest. Sen. Leland Yee’s attorney […]

03/31/2014

California Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, right, leaves the San Francisco Federal Building, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in San Francisco.  The FBI has filed a 137-page affidavit outlining a detailed corruption case against Yee, who is accused of asking for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover agent to an arms trafficker. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Boxer, Feinstein call on Calif. lawmaker to resign

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sen. Barbara Boxer and Sen. Dianne Feinstein are calling on a Democratic California state senator to resign following his arrest on public corruption and firearms charges. Boxer and Feinstein on Thursday […]

03/27/2014

California Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, right, leaves the San Francisco Federal Building, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in San Francisco.  The FBI has filed a 137-page affidavit outlining a detailed corruption case against Yee, who is accused of asking for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover agent to an arms trafficker. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

FBI sting shows San Francisco Chinatown underworld

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Beneath the strings of red paper lanterns and narrow alleyways of the nation’s oldest Chinatown lies a sinister underworld, according to an FBI criminal complaint that has stunned even those familiar […]

03/27/2014

State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, center, D-Sacramento, flanked by fellow Senate Democrats, including Sen. Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles, left, and Mark Leno, of San Francisco. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Scandals plague Democrats in California capital

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — So far in 2014, each month has brought news of another arrest or conviction of a Democratic California state senator. The latest was Wednesday’s arrest of Sen. Leland Yee of San […]

03/27/2014

This March 11, 2012 file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections shows Sara Kruzan. (AP Photo/California Department of Corrections, File)

Jerry Brown allows freedom to woman who killed pimp

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California woman who received a life sentence as a teenager for killing her former pimp will be allowed to go free after Gov. Jerry Brown decided against blocking a […]

10/28/2013

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Lawmakers extend carpool perk for clean vehicles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate has approved two bills designed to encourage motorists to buy low-polluting vehicles. Both extend existing programs that allow solo drivers to use carpool lanes as an incentive. SB286 […]

09/05/2013

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Bill outlaws growing problem of ‘revenge porn’

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate has approved a bill outlawing so-called “revenge porn,” which lawmakers say is an increasing problem on the Internet. People who post identifiable nude pictures of someone else online […]

08/15/2013

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Calif. bill would allow voting on Saturdays

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker wants to help boost election turnout by giving voters the chance to cast ballots on Saturdays. Legislation by state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, would require counties […]

07/14/2013

Alex Padilla announces candidacy for Secretary of State

PACOIMA (CNS) – Sen. Alex Padilla announced his candidacy for secretary of state today, saying he is seeking to become the state’s chief elections officer to increase voter participation.

04/12/2013

26 guns at home of man accused of Calif. threats

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police say they found 26 guns, thousands of bullets and dozens of high-capacity ammo magazines at the home of a NorCal man who is charged with threatening to kill a state lawmaker over proposed gun control legislation.

03/28/2013

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Gun, ammo bills pending in the Calif. Legislature

(AP) – Lawmakers have introduced or plan to introduce the following bills seeking further restrictions on guns and ammunition this year.

02/14/2013

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