Elections

Capitol Alert

Becerra launches 2018 campaign for attorney general

Xavier Becerra, appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to serve as California attorney general, formally launched his 2018 campaign this week. The former Democratic Congressman from Los Angeles says he’s preparing for a legal fight with the Trump administration. State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, a Democrat, and San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos, a Republican, also have said they would run.

Capitol Alert

Spending in California’s 2016 election hit $680 million

California legislative candidates, ballot measure and outside spending campaigns reported at least $680 million in itemized expenditures during the 2015-2016 cycle, according to campaign finance disclosures last week. All 80 Assembly districts and 20 state Senate districts were up for election in November, and there were several legislative special elections during the cycles.

Capitol Alert

California bill would make it easier for candidates to live outside district

A new bill by state Sen. Steven Bradford, Senate Bill 163, would expand California rules on where people can register to vote, and allow candidates to live outside the district they seek to represent. The bill deals with an issue that ended the political career of former state Sen. Rod Wright, who resigned from the Senate in 2014 after his conviction on voter fraud and other charges.

TV

Lester Holt: Sacramento’s diversity prepared him for his NBC job

NBC anchorman Lester Holt is in Sacramento for three days to shoot the first in a series of “Nightly News” broadcasts in cities across the country. He interviewed six people on the patio of the Firehouse Restaurant in Old Sacramento, portions of which will run during the “Nightly News” broadcast at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

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Videos

California electors want investigation into Russian hacking

Christine Pelosi, the daughter of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, calls for inquiry into Russian hacking and any collusion between Russian operatives and the Trump campaign.
The California Channel
California electors want investigation into Russian hacking 1:45

California electors want investigation into Russian hacking

Alex Padilla: Trump's election allegations 'absolutely false, without basis, without evidence' 1:11

Alex Padilla: Trump's election allegations 'absolutely false, without basis, without evidence'

UC Davis med students voice Trump fears 2:06

UC Davis med students voice Trump fears

Fans react to Kanye West's praise of President-elect Donald Trump 2:09

Fans react to Kanye West's praise of President-elect Donald Trump