President Donald Trump regularly has held off announcing nominations for California vacancies on the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as the White House negotiates with the state's two Democratic senators. There are signs they could reach a deal on judges.
California charter schools advocates are spending millions to elect Antonio Villaraigosa as California's next governor, while Gavin Newsom and the powerful California Teachers Association are fighting back.
A tentative contract for the California Correctional Peace Officers Association offers prison guards a 5 percent raise on July 1, 2019. It's the biggest raise Jerry Brown offered the union in his second run as governor.
CalPERS CFO Charles Asubonten no longer works for CalPERS as of May 21, 2018. The financial blog Naked Capitalism in April 2018 reported that he exaggerated his accomplishments in his application to the pension fund.
The State Bar of California announced on May 18, 2018, that only a quarter of applicants passed the California bar exam in February. It was the worst pass rate ever for the test that lawyers must successfully complete to practice in California.
Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert is among candidates seeking potential voters via text messaging. Technology, speed, cost and reach – all are factors that attract campaigns to add texting to their tool kit. Voting rights and privacy advocates are concerned about the level and depth of access political campaigns have to the personal information needed to launch text and other election media offensives.
The question of whether GOP candidates want President Donald Trump to campaign with them sparked dodges, pauses and caveats. But the answer Republicans from tough districts have settled on is, sure — if Trump will campaign on their terms.
The Sacramento County Assessor’s race is pitting Christina Wynn, the incumbent who was appointed under a cloud of controversy, against Kate Van Buren, a newcomer who has never worked in the assessor’s office. The election is June 5, 2018.
President Donald Trump on Friday endorsed Republican businessman John Cox for California governor. Recent polls show Cox and Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, in a tight race for second and a spot on the November ballot.
The Philippine president has told drug suspects in a central province to look for a way to get arrested and then stay in jail if they want to live longer, in his latest threat in his bloody anti-drug crackdown.