A California partition plan backed by a Silicon Valley tycoon will be on the 2016 ballot, the group Six Californias says, but it faces an uphill battle for voter support and against criticism it's unrealistic and a waste of time.
A better test of California's two big political reforms – an 'open' primary system and citizen-led redistricting – will come in November. But Tuesday's primaries yielded more competitive races and more candidates seeking middle ground, reformers say.
Leland Yee, a veteran lawmaker charged with political corruption and gun-trafficking crimes, is suspended from the California Senate, costing Democrats their supermajority. How big will the ripple effect be?
Shrimp Boy Chow was instrumental in the FBI investigation into California state Sen. Leland Yee and organized crime. Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow introduced Yee's fundraiser to a Mafia figure, who was an undercover FBI agent.
An estimated $30 billion to $40 billion in illicit funds are laundered through the state’s commerce each year, says a new report on transnational criminal activity. Some question the report’s recommendations going forward.