Protesters disrupted a board meeting of the California Housing Finance Agency on Tuesday and demanded that the agency’s Keep Your Home California program move faster to aid homeowners with $2 billion it received from the federal Hardest Hit Fund.

A 97-year-old woman from Fresno sat looking out at the sun shining on the World War II Memorial.

After decades on the Sacramento City Council, Steve Cohn aspires to vault into an open Assembly seat. He stopped by The Sacramento Bee Capitol Bureau on Tuesday to answer questions about his record, his vision for state office and the ever-present debate over a new Kings arena.

California fishermen might need to swap out the content of their tackle boxes, depending on the progress of a proposed state regulation targeting what some consider chemically hazardous weights and sinkers.

Mayor changes in public policy get buried in flood of late-session bills.

After months of rancorous talks over pay and a threat to strike, California’s state building operators have ratified a contract with Gov. Jerry Brown.

Sacramento City Council member Steve Cohn stopped by The Bee Capitol Bureau on Tuesday to talk about the issues underlying his campaign for an open state Assembly seat. A broader transcript of the interview will be available in Wednesday’s paper, but here you can watch Cohn touch on a few topics of interest.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday enacting sweeping new regulations on groundwater pumping in California, making the state the last in the West to regulate the practice.

Hilary Abramson is one of the most talented and prolific journalists ever to practice the craft in Sacramento. She’s also a personal friend for the past four decades, and thus it was horrifying to learn that she had been clobbered by a young bicyclist who was riding illegally on the sidewalk near her downtown apartment, causing very serious and permanent injuries.

The man accused of battery and other charges on a former CalPERS board member who later died made a brief court appearance Tuesday and had a preliminary hearing set on his pending case.

California fishermen might need to swap out the content of their tackle boxes, depending on the progress of a proposed state regulation targeting what are considered chemically hazardous weights and sinkers.

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation repealing from state law unenforceable provisions of Proposition 187, the 1994 initiative later overturned by the courts, to restrict public services to undocumented immigrants.

Men outnumber women almost three to one on California's city councils and boards of supervisors, according to a report released today by GrassrootsLab, a public affairs firm.

Democratic state Sen. Rod Wright, sentenced to jail Friday for being convicted of perjury and voting fraud, resigned from the California Senate on Monday but plans to stay on the payroll for one more week.

A San Francisco appellate court has upheld a trial judge’s decision that Gov. Jerry Brown wrongly furloughed thousands of state-government scientists and engineers three years ago.

Supporters of a Nov. 4 ballot initiative to increase medical malpractice awards blasted a Los Angeles County supervisor Monday for scheduling a board vote to oppose the measure after a group he founded accepted a $75,000 donation from opponents.

CalPERS said Monday it will eliminate all investments in hedge funds, unrelated pools of securities only available to top-shelf investors.

The state Supreme Court has cleared CalPERS to sue Wall Street’s leading ratings agencies over a series of disastrous investments that cost the pension fund more than $1 billion.

Fourteen law enforcement officers, including three from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department who were involved in a deadly shootout with cop killer Christopher Dorner last year, were honored by Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris on Monday.

As this year’s legislative session drew to a close, groundwater regulation – and whether California would become the last state in the West to implement oversight for drilling and pumping wells – emerged as one of the major policy issues.

Even in failing to qualify for the ballot, the Six Californias initiative performed a service by exposing the state's economic divides, Dan says.

Charles P. “Chuck” Valdes was one of the most powerful figures at America’s largest public pension fund. But he led a troubled private life, dogged by bankruptcies and assorted ethical problems, and he’d been linked to a massive bribery scandal when he retired from public service four years ago.

First Steve Young, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, called on the team to sit Ray McDonald after his arrest on suspicion of domestic abuse. Then, hours before the 49ers took the field in a losing effort to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom weighed in.

Even in failing to qualify for the ballot, the Six Californias initiative performed a service by exposing the state's economic divides, Dan says.

California – long considered the “Wild West” where groundwater is concerned – appears poised for major changes. Three laws recently passed by the Legislature give local agencies broad power to restrict groundwater pumping when necessary and even impose criminal penalties and fines equivalent to a misdemeanor.

Jerry Brown recalls a rosy 1950s that doesn’t comport with reality. The decade may have worked well for the pampered son of a prominent political family whose father, Pat Brown, was attorney general and soon to become governor. But for many people, it was a tough time.

Health insurance open enrollment for CalPERS members begins today and ends on Oct. 10. During that period, members can sign up for insurance, add eligible family members and make changes to their existing plans for the 2015 calendar year.

Howard Roth, a former aerospace engineer who became California’s chief state economist, was thrust into an uncomfortable spotlight when the recession tore a multibillion-dollar hole through the state’s budget. By all accounts, he handled his responsibilities with a steady hand, crafting his economic forecasts without any regard for politics.

Our most recent State Worker column focused on CalPERS board candidate David Miller’s campaign to represent state workers. Here are some clips of Miller, recorded during a lunch break interview at The Bee’s Capitol Bureau on Sept. 9, 2014.

Sacramento has long been known as a state worker town. These days, it’s just as accurate to call it a health worker town.

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