Recount Begins in State Controller's Race
A recount of last month's primary election results for state controller begins Monday. Former Assembly Speaker John Perez, who placed third, asked for the recount on Sunday, and said he'd pay for it himself. Perez trails fellow Democrat Betty Yee by 481 votes. Perez argued to the secretary of state that "never in California history has the vote between two candidates for statewide office been so narrow."
Sex Offender Registry Reform Aims to Parse for Future Risk
California is one of only four states that require sex offenders to register for life. Now, the state board overseeing the registry is once again pushing to overhaul the system. The board wants to make it easier to spot sex offenders at high risk of re-offending. But making the change won't be easy.