Republicans will get a shot at the governor's mansion in November's election, while Democrats avoid being shut out of House races in the state's "top two" open primary. Nationally, female candidates make gains.
Businessman John Cox finishes a strong second behind Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a former San Francisco mayor who touted his 2004 support for marriage rights for same-sex couples.
Gov. Jerry Brown cites the "criminal threats" of smugglers. He also issues a document emphasizing the National Guard's limited role at the border and explicitly rejecting any guard involvement in immigration enforcement.
The move is the most aggressive one yet in the federal push to force so-called sanctuary cities and states to cooperate with immigration authorities.
Although the four-term senator has not won support for her candidacy, her challenger in the June primary, state Senate leader Kevin de Leon, also failed to earn the Democrats' endorsement.
In possibly declining to be interviewed, the president calls the investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign a "phony cloud" over his administration.
The Federal Communications Commission repealed net neutrality laws in December, but the fight for net neutrality is not over.
As many Democrats face backlash for their weak opposition to the Trump administration, the California Senate leader stands out for his refusal to mince words.
DOJ plans to withhold federal funding from jurisdictions where law enforcement personnel do not cooperate with immigration authorities.
Rather than go along with the president’s program, Mayor Eric Garcetti and other city officials have intensified their opposition.