Capitol Basement Archive
Entries for the year 2016
Friday, Dec 30 - California Legislature: Fewer women
Thursday, Dec 29 - Fruitvale the new Flint?
Wednesday, Dec 28 - Drivers: Hands off your cellphones
Tuesday, Dec 27 - Gov. Brown:'Californian of the Year'
Monday, Dec 26 - Obit: Former Lt. Gov. Ed Reinecke
Friday, Dec 23 - Lee Baca case ends in mistrial
Thursday, Dec 22 - Russian hack: The smoking-gun?
Wednesday, Dec 21 - Millions depend on Obamacare
Tuesday, Dec 20 - Trump ready to be 45th POTUS
Monday, Dec 19 - Electoral College meets today
Friday, Dec 16 - San Bruno blast: Six years later
Thursday, Dec 15 - Brown to Trump: 'California will launch its own damn satellite'
Wednesday, Dec 14 - Brown calls for coastal drilling ban
Tuesday, Dec 13 - Water southward bound
Monday, Dec 12 - Remembering Ghost Ship victims
Friday, Dec 09 - Godspeed John Glenn
Thursday, Dec 08 - Sanctuary California?
Wednesday, Dec 07 - 'Ghost Ship' owner under scrutiny
Tuesday, Dec 06 - Los Angeles terror plot thwarted?
Monday, Dec 05 - Death in the 'Ghost Ship'
Friday, Dec 02 - Xavier Becerra picked for California A.G.
Thursday, Dec 01 - Issa sues Applegate
Wednesday, Nov 30 - Schools to Trump: Spare the children of undocumented immigrants
Tuesday, Nov 29 - Dems clinch supermajorities in Legislature
Monday, Nov 28 - No proof: Trump claims CA voter fraud
Friday, Nov 25 - Trump vs. California over higher education
Wednesday, Nov 23 - Transportation talks nixed
Tuesday, Nov 22 - California's long, long vote
Monday, Nov 21 - California vs. the feds
Friday, Nov 18 - PG&E guilty in San Bruno blast
Thursday, Nov 17 - Education's political clout
Wednesday, Nov 16 - Boxer swings at Electoral College
Tuesday, Nov 15 - Kamala Harris extends olive branch
Monday, Nov 14 - Nancy Pelosi girds for combat
Friday, Nov 11 - Anti-Trump protests continue
Thursday, Nov 10 - Hope, fear, protests follow election
Wednesday, Nov 09 - Trump triumphant
Tuesday, Nov 08 - Election Day
Monday, Nov 07 - Jerry Brown and the Clintons
Friday, Nov 04 - Backing for controversial props
Thursday, Nov 03 - Gun control sees strong support
Wednesday, Nov 02 - Aliso Canyon, one year later
Tuesday, Nov 01 - Big bucks on tobacco tax
Monday, Oct 31 - New face of Prop. 63
Friday, Oct 28 - The outside money
Thursday, Oct 27 - The lure of Las Vegas
Wednesday, Oct 26 - President orders CA reenlistment review
Tuesday, Oct 25 - California's National Guard vs. the Pentagon
Monday, Oct 24 - California's river water crisis
Friday, Oct 21 - Bullet train continues to shrink
Thursday, Oct 20 - Presidential debates: It's a wrap
Wednesday, Oct 19 - Ron Calderon facing five-year sentence
Tuesday, Oct 18 - National police leader apologizes
Monday, Oct 17 - Covered California sees cost increase
Friday, Oct 14 - A Q&A with Senate contenders
Thursday, Oct 13 - Return of the 'public option'
Wednesday, Oct 12 - Voters head to the polls
Tuesday, Oct 11 - Historic appointee for Brown?
Monday, Oct 10 - Trump, Clinton exchange heavy fire
Friday, Oct 07 - The price of democracy
Thursday, Oct 06 - It's a wrap: Harris-Sanchez debate
Wednesday, Oct 05 - Drought-stricken California, year five
Tuesday, Oct 04 - Dems vs. Dems
Monday, Oct 03 - Dead heat in state Senate showdown
Friday, Sep 30 - Brown signs PUC reforms
Thursday, Sep 29 - Legislature's approval ratings up
Wednesday, Sep 28 - Growing pains
Tuesday, Sep 27 - Fact-checking Hillary and Donald
Monday, Sep 26 - Death penalty DOA?
Friday, Sep 23 - Chinese political cash in Beverly Hills?
Thursday, Sep 22 - Pot tax, school funding favored
Wednesday, Sep 21 - Groups growl at political watchdog
Tuesday, Sep 20 - Official voter guide is largest ever
Monday, Sep 19 - Loretta Sanchez: S.O.S. to G.O.P.
Friday, Sep 16 - Rethinking private pensions
Thursday, Sep 15 - The cap-and-trade blueprint
Wednesday, Sep 14 - Understanding California's provisional ballots
Tuesday, Sep 13 - Brown signs overtime law for farm workers
Monday, Sep 12 - A look at key ballot props
Friday, Sep 09 - Adios, La Niña
Thursday, Sep 08 - For Tom Calderon, crime didn't pay
Wednesday, Sep 07 - Senate debate schedule still up in the air
Tuesday, Sep 06 - Blue tide rising?
Friday, Sep 02 - Now, eyes turn to Congress
Thursday, Sep 01 - Legislative session officially over
Wednesday, Aug 31 - Cosby's fall prompts sex crimes bill
Tuesday, Aug 30 - Changes afoot for California's voting system
Monday, Aug 29 - Pot initiative draws industry bucks
Friday, Aug 26 - Pension plan
Thursday, Aug 25 - Brown smacks Fresno sheriff
Wednesday, Aug 24 - Assembly OKs climate-change bill
Tuesday, Aug 23 - Dem voter registration spikes
Monday, Aug 22 - Money trail: ballot measure committees
Friday, Aug 19 - Bera case aftermath
Thursday, Aug 18 - Cap-and-trade on life support
Wednesday, Aug 17 - Blue Cut blaze forces 80,000 to flee
Tuesday, Aug 16 - Trump's tale of two parties
Monday, Aug 15 - Education's underground railroad
Friday, Aug 12 - Eyes on the Coastal Commission
Thursday, Aug 11 - For PG&E, $3 million fine, court oversight
Wednesday, Aug 10 - The verdict on PG&E: Guilty
Tuesday, Aug 09 - An unplugged grid
Monday, Aug 08 - The impact of Prop. 47
Friday, Aug 05 - Is cap-and-trade ballot bound?
Thursday, Aug 04 - Close vote leads to court fight
Wednesday, Aug 03 - The Donald vs. The Gop
Tuesday, Aug 02 - Dual school systems collide?
Monday, Aug 01 - Back to work
Friday, Jul 29 - Clinton pushes forward
Thursday, Jul 28 - Obama: I'm ready to pass the baton
Wednesday, Jul 27 - The Bern cools down
Tuesday, Jul 26 - Sanders' delegates to Clinton: Boo!
Monday, Jul 25 - The DNC kicks off
Friday, Jul 22 - Prosecutors finishing PG&E case
Thursday, Jul 21 - New rules for lobbying?
Wednesday, Jul 20 - Loretta Sanchez is not pleased
Tuesday, Jul 19 - Gathering of the Reeps
Monday, Jul 18 - A nation on edge
Friday, Jul 15 - France devastated after truck attack
Thursday, Jul 14 - L.A. City Hall targeted by protesters
Wednesday, Jul 13 - Dem on Dem
Tuesday, Jul 12 - Protests continue; Sacramento joins in.
Monday, Jul 11 - On the streets
Friday, Jul 08 - The tipping point?
Thursday, Jul 07 - Audit eyed for cap and trade
Wednesday, Jul 06 - The tale of the mail
Tuesday, Jul 05 - A heads-up for quakes
Friday, Jul 01 - November ballot longest since 2000
Thursday, Jun 30 - The long, slow count
Wednesday, Jun 29 - Different genders, different prices
Tuesday, Jun 28 - California's buried treasure
Monday, Jun 27 - Neo-Nazi Capitol rally leaves 10 hurt
Friday, Jun 24 - UK's Brexit vote: See EU later
Thursday, Jun 23 - Dems stage House sit-in over gun control
Wednesday, Jun 22 - Yet another PG&E controversy
Tuesday, Jun 21 - Trump dumped, Apple courts Paul Ryan
Monday, Jun 20 - California Dems: Nomination process needs reform
Friday, Jun 17 - VA: Computer upgrade a $28 million flop
Thursday, Jun 16 - Budget: Fingers crossed for good economy
Wednesday, Jun 15 - $122 billion budget awaits approval
Tuesday, Jun 14 - Standing strong for Orlando
Monday, Jun 13 - Horror, grief from Orlando terror attack
Friday, Jun 10 - Brown, lawmakers reach budget accord
Thursday, Jun 09 - Election: Legislative GOP had tough night
Wednesday, Jun 08 - Hillary's night
Tuesday, Jun 07 - Primary Day: Contestants, start your engines!
Monday, Jun 06 - Primary: Day of decision looms
Friday, Jun 03 - Clashes -- again -- on Trump campaign trail
Thursday, Jun 02 - Gunfire kills two at UCLA
Wednesday, Jun 01 - Senate intervenes in air board battle
Tuesday, May 31 - The campaign comes to the capital
Friday, May 27 - Democrats: Enviros vs. Big Oil
Thursday, May 26 - PPIC poll: Clinton, Sanders toe-to-toe in CA
Wednesday, May 25 - L.A. and the $1 billion housing dream
Tuesday, May 24 - Bill and Jerry: Burying the hatchet?
Monday, May 23 - Gas leak: A never-ending story
Friday, May 20 - Voter registration up -- but not for AIP
Thursday, May 19 - Bullet train slowing down?
Wednesday, May 18 - Politicos push for pause on pot
Tuesday, May 17 - Tesla responds to workforce allegations
Monday, May 16 - The hidden labor of Tesla Motors
Friday, May 13 - Voter registration and the nonpartisans
Thursday, May 12 - Say hello to the Hyperloop
Wednesday, May 11 - California's farm belt: Donald Trump's Waterloo?
Tuesday, May 10 - Elections: Party members fight each other
Monday, May 09 - Clinton campaign comes to Oakland
Friday, May 06 - State high court okays Brown's parole plan
Thursday, May 05 - Brown hikes smoking age to 21
Wednesday, May 04 - Cruz out: California irrelevant in picking GOP nominee
Tuesday, May 03 - X'ing out the ex-parte
Monday, May 02 - GOP says no to legalized pot
Friday, Apr 29 - Violence disrupts Trump rally in OC
Thursday, Apr 28 - UC Davis chancellor on administrative Leave
Wednesday, Apr 27 - Trump, Clinton blitz primaries; Bernie burned
Tuesday, Apr 26 - Senate showdown: Style vs. substance
Monday, Apr 25 - Navigating the Senate primary won't be easy
Friday, Apr 22 - FBI ponies up -- and loses out
Thursday, Apr 21 - Bill caps UC out-of-state enrollment
Wednesday, Apr 20 - State lawmakers approve gun reform
Tuesday, Apr 19 - Bipartisan angst over the bullet train
Monday, Apr 18 - Porter Ranch gas leak: all but unfinished
Friday, Apr 15 - Court blocks fire-at-will for teachers
Thursday, Apr 14 - EPA: Oil dumped in California aquifers
Wednesday, Apr 13 - Bill defeated: Public's privacy interests prevail
Tuesday, Apr 12 - Enter the feds: Twin tunnels draw scrutiny
Monday, Apr 11 - Data shows ethnicity, arrests linked
Friday, Apr 08 - The battleground: Landlines vs. VoIP
Thursday, Apr 07 - Weed oversight a concern for policymakers
Wednesday, Apr 06 - Voter 'surge' looms in California
Tuesday, Apr 05 - Democrats at odds with each other
Monday, Apr 04 - Brown to sign minimum wage bill today
Friday, Apr 01 - Brown to sign $15 minimum wage bill
Thursday, Mar 31 - Feinstein: Loosening water restrictions is premature
Wednesday, Mar 30 - California: An electorate divided
Tuesday, Mar 29 - Brown: Business should support minimum wage hike
Monday, Mar 28 - Deal struck on $15 minimum wage
Friday, Mar 25 - FPPC eyes stock disclosure by top Brown aide
Thursday, Mar 24 - Poll: Trump up among California Reeps
Wednesday, Mar 23 - Voters will decide minimum wage hike
Tuesday, Mar 22 - Tightening the tax checkoffs
Monday, Mar 21 - Republicans await turnout boost
Friday, Mar 18 - BART faces indefinite shutdown
Thursday, Mar 17 - GOP eyes California in presidential race
Wednesday, Mar 16 - Drug makers eye ballot war
Tuesday, Mar 15 - Group seeks FPPC probe of Brown's top aide
Monday, Mar 14 - Water, water everywhere
Friday, Mar 11 - Smoking age up to 21 -- if Brown signs off
Thursday, Mar 10 - Brown's prison plan approved for November ballot
Wednesday, Mar 09 - Southern California enters contract negotiations for Delta water
Tuesday, Mar 08 - Priorities: Poverty, power, participation.
Monday, Mar 07 - New Assembly speaker may tip power balance
Friday, Mar 04 - Bullet train seeing curves ahead
Thursday, Mar 03 - Stump the Trump: Will California prove crucial?
Wednesday, Mar 02 - Channeling Tyler Durden: The fight club, SF style
Tuesday, Mar 01 - Another gas blast, another PG&E fine?
Monday, Feb 29 - California Dems struggling to retain younger voters
Friday, Feb 26 - El Niño: California hung out to dry
Thursday, Feb 25 - Judge to Brown: Stop your parole plan
Wednesday, Feb 24 - Brown faces legal action over prison initiative
Tuesday, Feb 23 - Voter registration: Reeps down, Dems flat, independents up
Monday, Feb 22 - Cell phone: A tale of FBI miscues
Friday, Feb 19 - Apple vs. FBI: Invoking a 200-year-old law
Thursday, Feb 18 - Bullet train to Bay Area -- less than a decade away?
Wednesday, Feb 17 - Apple to FBI: Drop dead
Tuesday, Feb 16 - Election year price tag will be a whopper
Monday, Feb 15 - Digging deep on tuition
Friday, Feb 12 - Lester says ouster shows developers' influence
Thursday, Feb 11 - California Coastal Commission's executive director is ousted
Wednesday, Feb 10 - Move over Miley... Jerry Brown's on the wrecking ball this time.
Tuesday, Feb 09 - Heavy ballot weighs down on November voters
Monday, Feb 08 - The best government money can buy
Friday, Feb 05 - State has first medical marijuana czar
Thursday, Feb 04 - Will voters reconstruct the PUC?
Wednesday, Feb 03 - Let it snow, let it snow...
Tuesday, Feb 02 - Doctors on board weed wagon
Monday, Feb 01 - Is this the year California's presidential primary actually counts?
Friday, Jan 29 - Getting to the polls
Thursday, Jan 28 - Back to the ballot
Wednesday, Jan 27 - Lawmaker in the crosshairs
Tuesday, Jan 26 - The email trail
Monday, Jan 25 - Crumbling to the sea
Friday, Jan 22 - The state of the State of the State
Thursday, Jan 21 - Anti-tobacco forces target ballot
Wednesday, Jan 20 - Uncertainty at the Coastal Commission
Tuesday, Jan 19 - Plans halted for November pension initiatives
Monday, Jan 18 - Race, ethnicity play role in Dem battles
Friday, Jan 15 - Fewer California students at UC
Thursday, Jan 14 - Rain bringing sunny disposition?
Wednesday, Jan 13 - The Capitol arena: Democrats versus Democrats
Tuesday, Jan 12 - Let there be light -- at the stem cell agency
Monday, Jan 11 - SCOTUS hears landmark labor case
Friday, Jan 08 - Follow the money
Thursday, Jan 07 - Skill vs. Luck
Wednesday, Jan 06 - Truth in labeling for lawmakers
Tuesday, Jan 05 - Lawmakers eye $2 billion plan for the homeless
Monday, Jan 04 - 2016: Counting to two-thirds
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