President Barack Obama concludes his west coast fundraising swing today, following another big-donor event in Los Angeles and some policy talk this afternoon at a southland community college before jetting back to Washington.
Though illegal immigration into California has declined in recent years, the state has recently become a flashpoint for the national debate on immigration reform.
Mike Curb, the former lieutenant governor who famously made trouble for Gov. Jerry Brown when Brown was governor before and traveled out of state, demonstrated over the weekend that he is still capable of stirring the gubernatorial pot.
Despite California's pressing drought crisis, lawmakers aren't showing much urgency on a new water bond, Dan says.
It's summer recess for legislators, most of whom have headed back to their districts, and for your humble AM Alert crew, it feels like all our friends went away to camp and left us with nothing to do.