Gov. Says State Should Regain Control of Prisons
Governor Jerry Brown is stepping up his campaign to end federal oversight of the state's prison system and quash a court order for further cuts in the inmate population. But those who brought the original lawsuit fear the state won't maintain its commitment to prison improvements without the court at its back.
Calif. Insurance Chief Criticizes Anthem's Rate Hikes
State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones says the latest rate hike by Anthem Blue Cross on small business plans is "unreasonable" -- but he's powerless to stop it.
The End of 'd) all of the above'?
California is getting rid of the multiple-choice "bubble-in" tests that have been used for more than a decade to gauge student achievement. Instead, the state plans to phase-in computer-based exams with open-ended questions.
Yosemite Plan Would Cap Visitors, Provide More Services
A new plan would keep the number of visitors permitted at Yosemite National Park at current levels while adding parking and shuttle buses. Park officials are hoping to put an end to long wait times and traffic jams.