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Progressive Activism Helps Prevent Wall Street Banks From Receiving a "Get Out of Jail Free" Card

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

When progressive activism achieves meaningful results and scores a win over Wall Street banks, there's nothing wrong with taking a little victory lap.

California To Quit Foreclosure Settlement Talks

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

The state of California is pulling out of multi-state negotiations with large U.S. banks to resolve allegations of mortgage abuses, according to a...

Think Suing The Bank Will Stop Your Foreclosure? Think Again

AP | JACOB ADELMAN | Posted 11.08.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles judge has issued an injunction prohibiting several lawyers, direct marketers and call center operators from continui...

Chevron Pays Millions For Disabling Leak Detection Devices

AP | Posted 11.08.2011 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — San Ramon-based Chevron and California officials have reached a $24.5 million settlement over allegations that the oil gian...

How to Lose Your Home: Curing My Perception Deficiency

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 10.19.2011 | San Francisco
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

On Tuesday I got a phone call from my buddy Guillermo. "Hey man," he said, "You should come down to the Attorney General's office this afternoon. Some...

The Results Are In: SF's Most Powerful Party Names Its Mayoral Picks

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.18.2011 | San Francisco

The San Francisco Democratic Central Campaign Committee, the organization in charge of the city's Democratic Party, issued its endorsements on Wednesd...

Guess Who Leads The Fundraising Pack -- By A Mile?

| Posted 10.04.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Chase Davis The semiannual state campaign filing deadline passed this week, and Lt. Go...

A Smart on Crime Approach to Civil Rights

Kamala D. Harris | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Kamala D. Harris

As a career prosecutor, I firmly believe in severe penalties for those who commit serious and violent offenses. But the majority of those who are incarcerated in California and across the nation are non-violent offenders.

What Has Kamala Been Up To?

| Posted 10.01.2011 | San Francisco

This story comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Ryan Gabrielson California Attorney General Kamala Harris wants the state’s police dep...

Shahien Nasiripour

WATCH: Senior Obama Administration Official Says Government Hasn't Sufficiently Probed Foreclosure Abuses | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A top Obama administration official on Thursday questioned the scope of the state and federal investigations into alleged mortgage abuse...

Moral Conduct From California Government

Alex D'Andrea | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics
Alex D'Andrea

What is going on when constituents/citizens cannot get a hold of the governor, senators, attorney general, or other elected officials in Sacramento?

California AG: Prop 8 Backers Can't Defend Gay Marriage Ban

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 07.03.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — California's attorney general has again come out against the state's same-sex marriage ban, this time telling the state Supreme ...

Note to Attorneys General: There's Room for Improvement on Foreclosure Fixes

Janis Bowdler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Janis Bowdler

In December 2008, the Perez family began the process of seeking a loan modification for their Los Angeles home.

Honoring Dolores Huerta for a Lifetime of Quiet Courage

Jim Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jim Gonzalez

For over 50 years, Dolores' quiet acts of courage have indeed shaped and bent the arc of history in favor working families and progressive politics.

California Attorney General Asks Court To Lift Gay Marriage Ban

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — California's attorney general on Tuesday joined lawyers for two same-sex couples and the city of San Francisco in asking a feder...

The Personal Meaning of Black History Month

Kamala D. Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kamala D. Harris

The fact that we recognize Black History Month has enormous significance. This generation's challenge is to transform the opportunity to make change into a reality of social and economic justice.

Kamala Harris Declares Victory

The Informer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Kamala Harris declared victory this morning in the razor-close race for attorney general. With almost all the ballots counted, Harris is leading L.A. ...

Attorney General Rules Man With Beard Can't Become Prison Guard Despite Religious Beliefs

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's attorney general says religious beliefs aren't enough to trump a corrections department ban on prison guards w...

Kamala Harris Takes Slim Lead In Attorney General's Race

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

San Francisco Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris took the slenderest of leads in the race for California attorney general late Friday, moving ahead by 303 vote...

The 10 Most Colorful Candidates of 2010

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

From an admitted madam running for Governor, to a wrestling mogul trying to body-slam her way into the U. S. Senate, 2010 may just go down in history as a year with some of the wackiest candidates ever.

"It's About Alaska": A Story of Earthquakes, Norwegians and Neckties

Mark Putnam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Putnam

A grumpy Norwegian fishing boat captain, a Hulk necktie and nonstop rain in an Alaskan village with not a road leading out of town... if you had told me all of this was in my future, I would have wondered what odd dream you had woken up from.

Cooley And Harris Clash In Atty. General Debate

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Kamala Harris and Steve Cooley exchanged harsh words in a spirited first debate Tuesday, the only scheduled face-off between the two major-party candi...

CA Elections: Gallegos Wins DA Race in Humboldt County

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Derrick

Paul Gallegos strives to marshal the resources of the DA's office to best serve the county's residents and by extension the state and nation.

Kamala Harris Wins Attorney General Race, Cooley Concedes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Republican Steve Cooley has conceded the race for California Attorney General to Kamala Harris, according to reports from KNX 1070 and ABC Los Angeles...

Kamala Harris and Reality Win Attorney General Race

Zach Friend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zach Friend

Overcoming the opposing campaign's best efforts to game the vote count, plus a million dollar attack by Karl Rove, Harris is slated to become the first African-American and first female Attorney General in California.