As the Legislature adjourns, an activist Capitol era ends, but its long-term effect remains uncertain.
Not everyone appreciates a well-placed garden gnome, a dachshund-themed yard or a concrete orange the size of a trailer.
The coalition opposing a fall initiative to mandate random drug and alcohol testing of doctors and quadruple the states decades-old $250,000 cap on medical malpractice awards is out with its first television and radio ads of the campaign.
For people who work at the state Capitol, the idea that federal agents are in “the building” raiding offices has become uncomfortably common in recent months. So it was with some despair Friday that they received word of another visit from the dreaded G-men.
Four months after a federal judge in Sacramento declared that conditions for mentally ill inmates in the state’s prisons were “horrific,” California corrections officials unveiled sweeping new policies that will house them in specially designed units, provide greater time out of their cells and offer vastly increased treatment for the ill prisoners.