Legislative Democrats solved one problem Thursday when state Sen. Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) resigned following a sexual harassment investigation that found he "more likely than not" engaged in a pattern of sexual misbehavior.
But the issue isn't going away as Democrats head to their annual state party convention in San Diego this weekend.
Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) has taken a leave of absence while sexual harassment claims against her are investigated.
Garcia, an outspoken member of the "We Said Enough" campaign in Sacramento, denies the charges and says her political opponents are trying to smear her. Garcia already has received the pre-endorsement of the California Democratic Party.
It's not clear whether she'll be able to hold on to it this weekend when the endorsements are finalized.