Xavier Becerra

Father-Daughter Pair Charged After Assault Rifles, 66,000 Rounds of Ammunition Found in Temple City Gun Cache

A Temple City man and his adult daughter have been charged with having an illegal cache of weapons, including more than a dozen assault rifles, …

Guns

Machine guns among 28 weapons seized from Temple City man banned from owning firearms

Despite being on the state's list of people barred from owning weapons, an L.A. County man was able to accumulate an arsenal of 28 guns before authorities recently seized the firearms, officials announced Wednesday.<p>During a press conference in downtown L.A., California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra …

Guns

Supreme Court to hear anti-abortion and free speech case: A breakdown of NIFLA v. Becerra

In November, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case on whether a California law passed in 2015, which requires anti-abortion pregnancy centers to inform clients about free or low-cost abortion services, is a violation of free speech.<p>Here’s what you need to know about <i>National Institute of Family</i> …

U.S. Politics

Amanda Rentería enters the race to be California's next governor

The race for governor of California expanded this week with the official announcement by Amanda Rentería that she will be running to replace Governor Jerry Brown.<p>The former national political director for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign and most recently former chief of operations at the California …

Latino News

Group working to elect more scientists to Congress will spend $1 million on Los Angeles TV ads

Five Democrats looking to replace retiring Republican Rep. Darrell Issa squared off at a debate in San Juan Capistrano on Tuesday night, struggling to differentiate themselves in a crowded and open race.<p>At least nine candidates are running in the primary and for most of the evening the five …

Dianne Feinstein

Judge says IMDb can show Hollywood actors' ages under First Amendment

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday declared unconstitutional a California law requiring IMDb, the movie and television information website, to remove actors' ages at their request.<p>U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said the law violated the First Amendment rights of IMDb, a unit of Amazon.com …

Amazon.com Inc

California's IMDb Age Censorship Law Declared Unconstitutional

A federal judge believes the root of the problem is not age discrimination, but rather sex discrimination. Nevertheless, the law is struck on First …

Feminism

Business Owners Sent to Prison for Stealing From Students

A husband and wife convicted of stealing thousands of dollars from high school band students and their parents here in San Diego were sentenced to …

Corruption

California’s attorney general pushes state bail system toward major overhaul

Attorney General Xavier Becerra moved California a step closer Tuesday to overhauling its bail system, saying he would not challenge an appeals court decision last month that prohibited holding criminal defendants in jail because they couldn’t afford to pay their way out.<p>“Bail decisions should be …

California’s War With Trump by Michael J. Boskin

STANFORD – If one looks past the headlines of the media’s full-time Donald Trump coverage, one can discern a global shift in political, economic, and …

Immigration

If the Census Asks, "Are You a Citizen?"

(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)<p>A line of people wait outside the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles in August 2012.<p><b>Capital & Main</b> <i>is an</i> …

Liberal View

Time’s Up for California AG Becerra to Investigate #ExxonKnew and Prove He’s a Real Climate Leader

By May Boeve<p>With Trump and fossil fuel executives in the White House, any shot of powerful and lasting protections for our climate and communities …

Climate

Federal Judge Bars California’s Actor-Age Censorship Law

A federal court judge has barred California’s legislation requiring that subscription entertainment database sites remove an actor’s age, if …

Streaming

Bail reform headlines statewide rallies; AG gets behind effort

SAN JOSE — As the state’s top law-enforcement official announced he would not challenge a landmark bail-reform ruling, civil-rights advocates across …

San Jose

Sen. Dianne Feinstein courts Democratic delegates days before state party endorsement vote

Feb. 20, 2018, 2:54 p.m.<p>2018 election<br>• California Democrats<br>• U.S. Senate race<p>California Democratic Party delegates received a mailer on Tuesday from Sen. Dianne Feinstein asking for their support in the endorsement race at the state party’s convention this weekend.<p>“Today, more than ever, California and …

California

Thomas dissents from Supreme Court decision not to review California gun law

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will not review California’s 10-day waiting period for firearm sales, prompting Justice Clarence Thomas to say his colleagues are turning the Second Amendment into a “disfavored right.”<p>Thomas was alone among the justices to note his dissent from the court’s …

U.S. Politics

San Onofre settlement would put millions in customers' pockets but leave key questions unanswered

• A new deal to resolve billions of dollars in costs related to the San Onofre nuclear plant shutdown in 2012 is awaiting regulatory approval.<br>• Adopting …

Corruption

Ex-Clinton aide makes mystery bid for California governor

Democrats are scratching their heads over Amanda Renteria's silent run. Some suggest there are ulterior motives.<p>LOS ANGELES — Amanda Renteria, a former top Hillary Clinton campaign aide who baffled Democrats recently when she filed paperwork to run for California governor, still isn’t talking.<p>In …

Government

A public bank for pot entrepreneurs? How about the rest of us? - The Cannifornian

More than 100 years since the only surviving public bank was established in North Dakota, the nation’s largest state has begun exploring the option. …

Cannabis

US agents arrest more than 200 undocumented immigrants, target 122 businesses in California sweep

The federal government's immigration crackdown in California widened Friday with the announcement that a five-day sweep led to the arrest of 212 …

Immigration

ICE steps up enforcement at businesses in California, targeting employers and workers

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents put on their navy blue jackets and walked into a trucking company's office in Carson this week, sending waves of anxiety rippling through the building.<p>In the lobby, a nervous office manager greeted the team from ICE's Homeland Security Investigations, …

Immigration

Here’s How Trump Unlawfully Delayed New Energy Rules For Air Conditioners, Boilers And More

The ruling is the latest court victory for environmentalists, state attorneys general, and others challenging the Trump administration’s roll back and delay of environmental rules.<p>The Department of Energy violated the law by indefinitely putting on hold four rules requiring air conditioners, …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

California secession supporters file new initiative

Activists who want California to leave the United States have filed papers to set in motion a process they hope would end with Golden State voters …

California

Census ‘citizenship’ question sets off new California vs. Trump immigration argument

<i>Are you a U.S. citizen?</i><p>It’s a simple question, but Southern California public officials say it could complicate political life in this immigrant-rich …

Immigration

Federal judge rules White House delay of efficiency standards is unlawful

The U.S. Department of Energy must finalize energy efficiency standards for four products: portable air conditioners, uninterruptible power supplies, …

Utilities

Sacramento Report: Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Headed to San Diego

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, both Democrats, are the gubernatorial frontrunners. / Images via …

San Diego

Trump appeals California judge's curb on birth control rules

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is appealing a California judge's decision to temporarily block new Trump administration rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.<p>Lawyers filed the notice of appeal to the 9th District Court of Appeals …

U.S. Department of Justice

Immigration Officials Audit More Than 100 California Businesses

LOS ANGELES—Federal immigration officials are auditing 122 Southern California businesses, demanding proof their employees have legal permission to work in the U.S.<p>U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hand-delivered audit notices to the businesses during the past week. The notices from the …

Immigration

Lawmakers Should Avoid Rush to Ramp Up Gun Confiscations

An Associated Press report last week sounded rather shocking. State authorities conducted a raid in Los Angeles, where they "seized more than two …

Guns

Interior opens more Western waters to offshore drilling

Since taking office, President Donald Trump has made no bones about his commitment to the fossil fuel industry. Approximately two months after his …

Ryan Zinke