California Politics

November candidate filing period opens

The candidate filing period for several local November election races opened this week.<p>Candidates for the Poway City Council, Poway Unified School …

City Politics

San Francisco allows non-citizens to vote in school elections

San Francisco has started registering undocumented immigrants and other non-citizens to vote in the city’s school board elections, according to …

San Francisco

Esty Returns $350,000 in Campaign Contributions

Monies refunded include $116,000 returned to 40 political action committees in California and Washington, D.C.<p>DANBURY, CT -- Fifth Connecticut …

U.S. Congress

John Cox and Gavin Newsom should have healthy debates

A cynic — or just a sensitive person with a low tolerance for political cant — might say the only thing to fear about leaving this California …

San Jose

California court kills billionaire's plan to divide state in three

A measure that would divide California into three parts will not appear on the ballot in November, the state supreme court decided Wednesday.<p>The justices ordered the secretary of state not to put the ballot initiative before voters, saying significant questions have been raised about its validity. …

News

California Supreme Court blocks proposal to split state in 3 from November ballot

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a proposal that would split the state into three from the November ballot.<p>The court wrote that it took the step “because significant questions have been raised regarding the proposition’s validity and because we conclude that the potential harm in …

U.S. Politics

California voters won't have to pay for postage on mail-in ballots much longer

Jul. 18, 2018, 1:08 p.m.<p>California Legislature<br>• 2018 election<p>In a move to boost voter turnout, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a bill that requires counties to prepay postage for mail-in ballots in California elections.<p>The measure was proposed by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San …

Los Angeles

California Makes Postage Free On Mail-In Election Ballots Starting In 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California is requiring counties to provide free postage for vote-by-mail ballots statewide.<p>Gov. Jerry Brown announced …

Elections

Assault weapon registrations in California are up 43% under new law

Assault weapons registered in California have increased by 43% under a new law that expanded the types of firearms gun owners must log with the state.<p>Californians have applied to register 68,848 additional assault weapons in the last 11 months to comply with a state law enacted following the 2015 …

Guns

Former President Clinton returning to San Antonio for historic summit

It seems former president Bill Clinton just can't get enough of Alamo City. Just a few weeks after his mid-June appearance at the Tobin Center for …

San Antonio

How Far Left Will California Democrats Go?

The California Democratic Party took a hard turn to the left recently when it handed its official endorsement to state Sen. Kevin de Leon instead of Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), who has served in the U.S. Senate since 1992.<p>Todd Starnes spoke with John Cox, the GOP candidate for governor of …

California

California Democrats Endorse Feinstein’s Opponent

The state party’s executive committee voted Saturday to endorse progressive state Sen. Kevin de León in the general election.

Conservative View

Week in politics: Takeaways from Trump-Putin summit, what CA Dems endorsement of Kevin de Leon means for Sen. Feinstein and more

What we are learning/have learned from the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki<p>Follow to Friday’s indictment of 12 Russian military officers in 2016 …

California

The Feinstein snub and the Helsinki two-step

This may not exactly be the quiet season in California politics, but it’s definitely been an in-between time for some of the most compelling storylines.<p>National politics seem as intense (or more) than ever — just consider the ramifications of last week’s indictments of Russian nationals — but …

California

Team Politics

• WASHINGTON<br>• CA POLITICS<br>• PODCAST<br>• NEWSLETTER<br>• FOLLOW US<br>• MEET OUR TEAM<p>MEET OUR POLITICS TEAM<p>Politics<p>Mark covers state and national politics for the Los Angeles Times, based in San Francisco. A reporter for more than 35 years, he has covered campaigns and elections in 49 of the 50 states.<p>Politics<p>Christina is …

Los Angeles

SF Mayor Says Her City Is Drowning In Poop: ‘There’s More Feces … Than I’ve Ever Seen’

8:09 PM 07/15/2018<p>San Francisco Mayor London Breed said the streets of her city are flooded with the excrement of the homeless in an interview Friday.<p>…

Conservative View

'She Won 7% of the Vote': In Rebuke to Feinstein, Progressive Challenger Kevin de León Receives Landslide Endorsement from California Democrats

In the latest sign that many in the party are ready for new blood and a bolder, more progressive vision, the Democratic Party in California offered a …

Liberal View

California Democratic Party stingingly rebukes Dianne Feinstein

California Democratic Party leaders took a step to the left Saturday night, endorsing liberal state lawmaker Kevin de León for Senate in a stinging …

U.S. Politics

California had highest voter turnout since 1998 in primary election

The results from June's California primary show that the state had the highest percentage of voter turnout in a primary election since 1998, reports …

U.S. Politics

Rights group questions DEA exploit of encrypted cellphones

In the first known case of its kind, U.S. drug agents supplied unwitting cocaine-trafficking suspects in California with smartphones they thought were encrypted but had been rigged to allow eavesdropping, Human Rights Watch reported Friday.<p>The advocacy group said it feared the technique could be …

News

Cost of anti-ICE protests prompts California county to forgo $3M federal contract

Citing the cost of managing anti-ICE protests outside one of its facilities, authorities in a Northern California county this week severed a $3 million contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that allowed the federal agency to detain illegal immigrants in one of its cities.<p>Contra …

Politics

Kim Kardashian keeps up with California politics, lobbies Jerry Brown

Fresh off a visit with President <b>Donald Trump</b> this spring, <b>Kim Kardashian</b> is now shifting her campaign to improve prison conditions to California. In a …

Kim Kardashian

Battle for House Control Runs Through California's Orange County

A fierce battle over a handful of congressional seats in the Southern California bastion of Republicanism could determine both the GOP’s future in …

Orange County

GOP House Control Relies on California’s Orange County (Audio)

Arit John, Bloomberg News congressional reporter, discusses why Republican chances of keeping control of the House rely strongly on California’s …

Orange County

California legislative investigation finds Assemblyman Devon Mathis violated sexual harassment policy

California Assembly officials revealed Wednesday that they have disciplined a Central Valley lawmaker, Assemblyman Devon Mathis, for frequently making coarse comments, including sexual remarks about fellow lawmakers.<p>A heavily redacted letter summarizing the probe released by the Assembly Rules …

Sexual Harassment

Federal Prosecutor Suggested Someone Might Shoot Waters

Southern California gangs prosecutor on leave after allegedly for calling Waters the c-word, among other things<p>A federal prosecutor in Southern …

Politics

California's 'foreclosure capital' to give away $500 a month to residents in experimental welfare program

A California city is set to become the first in the nation to embark on an experiment of Universal Basic Income, paying 100 residents $500 a month without any conditions.<p>The program’s purpose is to eventually ensure that no one in Stockton, with a population of 300,000, lives in poverty. The …

U.S. Politics

ACLU claims ICE abuse during transport of detained immigrants

The ACLU Foundation of Northern California has filed a series of abuse claims related to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's treatment of …

Politics

Candidate won't seek recount in battle for slot in San Diego council runoff

A San Diego City Council candidate who fell only three votes short of making a November runoff announced on Tuesday that he won’t ask the Registrar …

San Diego

Maps Of Final 2018 Primary Election Results In Key San Diego County Races

inewsource has mapped the final primary election results in six of San Diego County’s biggest 2018 races: the 49th and 50th congressional districts, …

San Diego