When the death penalty in California is fully put out of its misery, Michael Laurence will be among its chief executioners.

Newspaper reporters assigned to cover state capitols have dropped by more than a third in the last 11 years, yet still account for 38 percent of statehouse reporters.

The other day, an 18-year-old Alabama girl who, by her own description, is a World War II history buff, posted a photo of herself on Twitter smiling in front of the barracks at Auschwitz, the prison camp where untold numbers of Jews were executed.

While there is no question that Mexico is California’s top export market, are Mexican consumers our most valuable foreign customers?

A four-year analysis by scientists worldwide concluded for the first time that insecticides called neonicotinoids are “causing significant damage” to beneficial insects and are a “key factor in the decline of bees.”

Brown could do that by helping Americans see invisible line between Mexico and U.S. not as a liability, but as an amazing opportunity for economic growth and prosperity.

Norton Simon was somewhat of a precedent-setter – the first in a long line of wealthy candidates dipping into their own bank accounts to enter politics at the top,

At best, California’s job-creation record is middle of the road. Given our climate, natural and human talent, and need for jobs, we should be leading the nation in employment gains.

I and 30 other students filed a Title IX complaint against UC Berkeley for acting deliberately indifferent to sexual assault cases.

Mexico isn’t exactly known for its generosity or humanitarianism.

Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman: Bearing up

Many don’t fully grasp the reality that we can’t create more water. This is as good as it gets as we head into a world of scarcity.

If there is further delay in passing a bond, fixing our schools will become significantly more expensive.

These results may surprise those who have heard that tax increases are job killers.

Two seasoned California campaign strategists, one a Republican and one a Democrat, who advised a “no party prefence” candidate running for secretary of state, discuss the campaign.

The popular belief that California was “too big to fail” was shredded as the nation’s largest state was teetering on the brink of insolvency.

California might no longer be suitable for the brown bear; it’s just not the same state as it was 100 years ago.

Six weeks after Obama called it a humanitarian crisis, the federal government still has no coordinated response.

In a recount of a California election, how many votes will get another look? As many as someone can pay for.

Last weekend, while pausing at Starbucks to let the molten aluminum cool in my car engine, I saw a familiar sight: a sweaty dad and mom in their McDonald’s food-splattered minivan, complete with three uncomfortable, dyspeptic children. It’s high vacation season, and watching the poor couple try to get from Point A to Point B brought back many fond family vacation memories of my own.

In a perverse trade regime, the two-way illegal flow of people and guns across borders causes untold suffering and a growing humanitarian crisis.

Head of the Metropolitan Water District discusses water use, the drought, the Delta and the proposed twin tunnels.

My own military hitch was a great turning point for me because I came to recognize that my life wasn’t entirely my own; I owed the nation something.

A draft-Elizabeth Warren boomlet is underway and is eerily similar to the movement that propelled Barack Obama to challenge Hillary Clinton eight years ago, but with a key difference.

With stress on habitat steadily increasing, the assertion that the Sierra can support several hundred grizzly bears today seems unrealistic.

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