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Gov. Jerry Brown Names Staffer As New State Labor Secretary

Gov. Jerry Brown is naming a new secretary of labor to replace his appointee to the position, the retiring Marty Morgenstern.


Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (Credit: CBS13)

Calif. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly To Run For Governor In 2014

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a gun-rights advocate, outspoken critic of illegal immigration and social conservative, has announced he will challenge Gov. Jerry Brown next year.


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Rise Of Cattle Rustlers Contributing To Increase In Beef Prices

Justin Oldfield—a central valley rancher who also represents the California Cattlemen’s Association—says rustlers are drawn to the $1,500 a head of cattle could catch.


Gov. Jerry Brown said his home was broken into while he was away in China. (CBS13)

Brown Allows Freedom To CA Woman Who Killed Pimp

Gov. Jerry Brown has decided to allow freedom to a woman who received a life sentence when she was a teen for killing her former pimp.


David Koch and his brother Charles have been using their billions of dollars to fund conservative political causes. (Getty Images)

California Issues Largest Campaign-Reporting Fine

California’s political watchdog agency announced the largest fine in its history for campaign reporting violations and ordered two political action committees to pay the state $15 million for failing to properly report the source of funds spent in the 2012 election.


Gov. Brown admits to overcrowding in the prison system but will continue to fight in court to prevent prisoner releases. (Getty Images)

Governor Says No Easy Answers On Troubled Prisons

Gov. Jerry Brown said problems remain in California’s prison system, even as he argues that conditions have improved so much that the state should take over control from the federal courts.


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Gun Groups Consider Recalls Of State Lawmakers

Gun owners’ groups are considering recall campaigns against five Democratic state lawmakers, including Assembly Speaker John Perez.


Inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California.  (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

California Prisons To Change Pepper Spray Rules

California prison officials said Wednesday that they will change the rules for using pepper spray on mentally ill inmates, as a federal judge considers whether current practices violate inmates’ civil rights.


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Federal Judges Extend Deadline For Calif. To Reduce Prison Population

Federal judges are giving California an additional month to reduce its prison population, as negotiations continue over a longer-term delay.



BART Strike: GOP Lawmakers Want To Remove Union’s Ability To Walk Off Of Job

It’s the reason that police and firefighters are not allowed to strike. But because BART is not a state agency, the union does not have to follow this law.


First responders and civilians will simulate a major earthquake, like the 1994 Northridge quake near Los Angeles. (JONATHAN NOUROK/AFP/Getty Images)

Millions To Take Part In Global Earthquake Drill

Californians and people in earthquake prone regions around the world were gearing up for a major earthquake drill.


Actor Emile Hirsch portrayed Johnny Truelove, a character based on Jesse James Hollywood, in the 2007 movie "Alpha Dog."

Parole for kidnapper portrayed in ‘Alpha Dog’ film

California’s parole board has voted to release one of the men convicted of kidnapping a 15-year-old boy murdered over a drug debt, a slaying that inspired the 2007 movie “Alpha Dog.”