California state Sen. Joel Anderson, R-Alpine, is being investigated by the Senate over an alleged altercation with a female lobbyist during a fundraiser at The Diplomat Steakhouse in Sacramento on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.
Senate Bill 1279 would limit sentences for felony convictions to twice the base term. Supporters say it would simplify California’s complex sentencing laws. Law enforcement argues it would rob some victims of justice.
Central Valley Democrats seeking House seats have drawn major financial support from Silicon Valley and San Francisco, helping them keep pace with Republican incumbents, who can attract big checks from political action committees and other special interests.
A former police officer accused of being Golden State Killer will be tried in Sacramento County on more than a dozen murders committed up and down the state that terrorized residents during the 1970s and '80s.
A federal judge hearing arguments over a settlement that allows a company to post online plans for printing 3D guns said the overall issue of such untraceable plastic weapons should be decided by the president or Congress.
A district attorney in Northern California has thrown out a case against a juvenile crime suspect after it was revealed the Alameda County Sheriff's Office illegally recorded at least one confidential conversation between him and his attorney.
Five people from Fresno, Sacramento and the East Bay city of Antioch are suspected of being an organized retail theft crew after a weekend heist at a Southern California Apple store led to an altercation with mall customers.