SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators on Thursday recalled former legislator Nicholas Petris as a monumental figure in California politics who championed some of the state's most enduring policies during nearly four decades in the Legislature.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - The panel that sets salaries for the governor, lawmakers and state elected officials indicated Thursday that it was not inclined to raise pay even if California runs a budget surplus this year.
SUPSCIOUS DEVICE CLOSES HIGHWAYS: STOCKTON - A suspicious device discovered on the Waterloo Road overpass prompted officials to close the overpass, as well as portions of Highways 99 and 88 in Stockton Thursday morning.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Northern California judge has ruled that private text messages, emails and other electronic communications sent and received by San Jose officials about city affairs are public records.
SACRAMENTO (AP) - In a move that is raising concern about limiting access to public documents, California courts could charge $10 for each record search under a proposal included in Gov. Jerry Brown's budget.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Five former elected officials of the small, blue-collar California city of Bell were convicted Wednesday of multiple counts of misappropriating public funds by paying themselves huge salaries while raising taxes on residents.