The push for a government pension measure on the November ballot died Friday when its most public backer called it quits.
State lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill Monday designed to strengthen California's campaign finance standards in response to a recent case that prompted the largest campaign reporting fine in state history.
Oakland's top non-elected city official said she is resigning from her position.
Efforts to overturn a law shielding transgender students stalled Monday, with advocates of the repeal failing to gather enough signatures to qualify for the statewide ballot.
Sentencing was delayed Friday in the case against a Democratic state senator found guilty of eight felonies by a Los Angeles jury last month for lying about where he lives.
Even in heavily Democratic California, President Barack Obama's job approval rating has plummeted among voters, largely on his handling of the economy, according to a new Field Poll.
California lawmakers finally voted on a state budget Sunday but it died a partisan death.
The day after unveiling $8.2 billion in proposed tax increases mostly on high-income earners and corporations, legislative Democrats on Wednesday said they have done all they can to trim the state budget without harming education and health care.