California Legislative Session Remembered For Senate Scandals, Shortcomings Lawmakers had their chance to at least attempt to change that perception, including getting a ballot initiative in front of voters that would suspend the pay and benefits for any legislator that gets in trouble with the law and is suspended.
DUI Arrest Is California Democrats' Latest Blow Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested Friday for investigation of drunken driving after being stopped for going the wrong way on a one-way street, the latest black eye for the state's majority party and the 40-member chamber.
California Lawmakers Go To Visit Central America To Learn About Immigration ChallengesA group of California lawmakers will visit Central America next week to learn about the immigration challenges that are contributing to the U.S. border crisis.
CBS13 Web Exclusive: Why Did Three Suspended California Senators Get A Pay Raise?The California Citizens Compensation Commission met on Friday and approved a 2 percent raise for California lawmakers and state officials, including embattled state Sens. Ron Calderon, Leland Yee and Roderick Wright.
Students Return To Class After Isla Vista Rampage Students returned to classes Wednesday at the University of California, Santa Barbara, after the weekend rampage that left six students and their assailant dead and 13 others injured in nearby Isla Vista.
Candidate On Probation For Shoplifting Eyes Senate A 2011 surveillance video shows a woman with a bag walking into a Neiman Marcus store and trying on clothes. She buys some items and returns others before being stopped outside the high-end department store by security workers.
State Senators To Receive Refresher On Ethics State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.
Top Democratic Lawmaker Backs Off 'Carbon Tax' The state Senate leader on Monday backed off an unpopular proposal for a so-called carbon tax on consumer fuels and instead wants to dedicate billions of dollars generated by California's greenhouse gas reduction law to affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed rail.
Calderon Tweets Possible Defense Strategy To California Attorney GeneralCalderon took to his seldom-used Twitter account for the first time since the federal charges were handed down to post a scan of an online column
Darrell Steinberg & Friends Benefit Dinner for The Roberts Family Development CenterRFDC offers after school services, tutoring, family literacy programs, parent empowerment workshops, and summer camp programs to children in the community.
Convicted State Lawmaker Takes Indefinite Leave A state senator convicted of perjury and voter fraud is taking an indefinite leave of absence as he awaits sentencing this spring.
Convicted State Senator Can Keep Serving, For NowA state lawmaker found guilty of voter fraud and perjury this week will be allowed to keep serving until a judge enters a formal conviction, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said Thursday.