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Apr 20, 2013 at 9:01 AM
There's a broad consensus among major medical, psychological and child-welfare organizations that children raised by gay and lesbian parents fare just as well as those raised by straight parents.
Jan 18, 2013 at 9:06 AM
Local families hope to take advantage of newly enacted state law that allows reduced sentences for some previously convicted under Three Strikes.
Jan 14, 2013 at 2:13 PM
California has "reached a point where its underlying expenditures and revenues are roughly in balance after years of multi-billion-dollar deficits," analyst Mac Taylor said.
Nov 6, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Proposition 36 passed 68 percent to 32 percent Tuesday with 26 percent of precincts reporting. An offender's third felony conviction now must be a serious or violent crime to mandate an automatic sentence of 25 years to life in prison.
Nov 1, 2012 at 9:35 AM
Proposition 38 would increases personal income tax rates on annual earnings over $7,316 using sliding scale from .4 percent for lowest individual earners to 2.2 percent for individuals earning over $2.5 million, for 12 years.
Oct 31, 2012 at 1:15 PM
Election Day in California could morph into election week because 50 percent or more of voters are expected to cast their ballots by mail and several statewide contests are toss-ups.
Oct 25, 2012 at 9:16 AM
Two former law enforcement individuals come to Bakersfield in support of Prop 34.
Oct 20, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Unions are shifting more of their political resources to state and local races this year as they try to head off passage of laws that could undermine bargaining rights, make it harder to organize or reduce their political muscle.
Oct 1, 2012 at 8:13 AM
The Supreme Court is starting a new term that is shaping up to be as important as the last one, with the prospect of major rulings about affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights.
Sep 29, 2012 at 11:20 AM
The Supreme Court is embarking on a new term beginning Monday that could be as consequential as the last one, with the prospect for major rulings about affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights.
Aug 14, 2012 at 7:20 PM
Middle class Californians will get relief from soaring college costs if a bill passed by the Assembly Monday becomes law.
Jul 29, 2012 at 4:09 PM
With money to help people diagnosed as mentally ill tighter than ever, some mental health advocates want the state Legislature to redirect money from disorder prevention and put it into treatment programs.
Jul 23, 2012 at 3:25 PM
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tens of thousands of California homeowners are seeing the downside of the recovering real estate market: unexpected jumps in their property tax bills.
Jun 28, 2012 at 1:54 PM
With a busy Fourth of July week looming, California parks officials announced Thursday that 65 of the 70 state parks once slated to close Sunday due to budget cuts will remain open.
Jun 5, 2012 at 10:17 PM
In a statewide primary that tested incumbent strength after election reforms, voters largely stuck with established names Tuesday, setting up several contests in which members of the same party will face off this fall. They also shortened the tenure...